Boy Scout Troop 473 of Jacksonville, Florida is a member of the North Florida Council and is chartered by St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  We have served the youth of St. Joseph's Parish for more than 25 years. We are proud of our strong outdoors program, the fact that we adhere to the philosophy that the troop is run by the boys with support from our well-trained leaders and that the troop is open to boys of all religions. We meet Tuesday evenings at St. Joseph Catholic School so if you'd like to stop by and visit our troop, feel free. Or send an email to one of our committee leaders via this website to find out more about Troop 473! 

The Thompson S. Baker Scout Service Center, located at 521 S. Edgewood Avenue in Jacksonville, serves as the operations base for all of the Council's activities throughout the year.  The North Florida Council encompasses the 17 counties of northeast Florida through almost 6,500 volunteers the council serves over 57,000 youth in over 850 units.  The North Florida Council owns, maintains and operates two north Florida camps: Camp Shands and Camp Echockotee

Troop 473 History