Welcome to the web site of BSA Troop 273 of Union City, California. We encourage you to browse through our site and look forward to any comments you may have.

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scouts:

Sean Hannah, Patrick O'Sullivan and Brian Wang!

Please click the Eagles Nest tab above for all of our Eagle Scouts.

Upcoming Events

San Francisco Urban Hike - 13 miles Saturday May 17

BackPacking Prep - May 24th 10:00am  Pioneer Elementary

Skyline to the Sea BackPacking Trip - May 31, June1  (Sign-ups are still available)

American River Rafting Trip - June 13-15  (Sign-up Now!!)

Summer Camp with Troop 273  - July 20-26

Recent Events

Camporee - April 25-27 - The annual Mission Peak District scout skills competition.

Troop 273 wins for the 2nd consectutive year.  Go Tomahawks

Pinnacles - April 5- 6- Our annual family campout

This was a great trip with family, webelos, scouts and friends.     


Why Join Troop 273

Q1. Where is Troop 273?

A1.  Troop 273 has been serving Union City, N. Fremont and Newark for over 45 years.  The troop meets at Pioneer Elementary School in Union City.

Q2.  When do you meet?

A2.  We generally meet two Fridays month.  Why Fridays?  So that scoutng does not interfere with academic and other activities and often a meetng time wil become a springboard of a weekend event.

Q3.  Does your troop produce Eagle Scouts?

A3.  Absolutely, nearly every scout that attains the rank of First Class goes on to become an Eagle Scout. 

Q4.  What types of activities do you have?

A4.  We have practically every type of event imaginable.  We do the traditonal activities such as camping, backpacking, raftng and summer camp, but we also do non-traditional events such as the City Beach Overnights.

Q5.  What makes Troop 273 different?

1.     We are a moderate sized troop - everyone will get opportunities at leadership positions.  In large troops it can be difficult to get real troop leadership positions.  Boy Scouts is about developing leaders and in Troop 273 you will get that opportunity.

2.     It is a family friendly troop, we have several activities during the year that family and friends can attend such as our river rafting trip, te City Beach overnigh and horseback camping trip.

3.     We don't go to the same place for every summer camp. Recent summer camps have been to Catalina Island, Wente ad Chawanakee.  The upcoming summer camps are Marin Sierra and Philmont Scout Ranch.