Boy Scout Troop 273 was founded in 1970 by Terry Rieck, who still serves as the troop's Scoutmaster. First chartered by the Fairport School District, Troop 273 is now chartered by the Fairport Baptist Home.
The troop meets every Tuesday, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, at the Fairport Baptist Home. Please join us!
Troop 273 members come from Fairport, Perinton, East Rochester, Penfield, and Pittsford, as well as communities in Wayne County. Members of the troop enjoy a wide variety of activities including camping, hiking, mountain climbing, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and much more.
Our mission is to provide boys with an atmosphere of adventure, fun, and fellowship through the Scouting Program, with the emphasis on FUN!
We have an exceptional advancement program, with a balance of troop-wide merit badge classes and one-on-one advancement study. Troop 273 leaders, committee members, and parents are qualified counselors for dozens of merit badges. In fact, in-troop counselors are available for nearly every Eagle-required badge.
Through our program, Troop 273 has helped over 60 scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Yet the troop is not a "badge factory" meant to dole out advancements and badges as regularly and in as great a number as possible. Troop 273 is a training ground where boys grow into men. We feel that it's not important how many merit badges a boy can earn, but how he earns them that matters. It's far more important to develop skills and acquire knowledge than it is to simply add another piece of fabric on the uniform.
Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout, Jason T! He joins our previous 2015 Eagles, Alex P and Griffin E who had their Court of Honor in April of this year.
The troop had a blast on our annual 5-year anniversary trip this year. Instead of summer camp, the troop went to Boston for a week. We visited many historic sites in and around Boston, got a special tour of the crypt beneath the Old North Church, toured "Old Ironsides," and enjoyed a special walking tour of Boston led by a retired history teacher who had been one of the scout fathers' school teacher. We took in a Red Sox game and got an inside tour of Fenway Park. We enjoyed a hot day at the beach in New Hampshire, a night at a private hunting camp, then hit up Howe Caverns and the Baseball Hall of Fame on the way home.
2010 Washington Trip
Meeting Place: Fairport Baptist Home
Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Scoutmaster: Terry Rieck (738-4762)
Brian Cardilli (506-8229)
Mark Pedersen (469-1084)
Chip Rieck (350-9333)
Van Cardilli (752-7254)
Tim Poulsen (678-1170)
Gavin Stoutenburg (202-1985)
Contact Terry, Mark, or Tim (see list above)