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Welcome to Troop 437! Proudly chartered by American Legion post 437 in Westford Massachusetts.

 

Are you a Webelos II scout looking for a Boy Scout Troop?

 

Are you a Webelos scout looking for a Boy Scout troop?  We would love to have you come visit one of our meetings to experience what Boy Scouting is all about and what makes Troop 437 a great Boy Scout troop.

 

We meet every Thursday evening that school is in session.  Meetings start at 7:00pm at the American Legion Post 437 at 114 Dunstable Road.  Feel free to contact us at info@westfordtroop437.us and let us know you are coming or to contact us with any questions.  For more information about the troop you can start at our About Us webpage.
 

 

Supporting Boy Scouting and Troop 437 throughout the year is easy...simply start your amazon.com shopping trips from our home page with this link or by clicking the amazon logo below and a portion of the money you spend will be given back to our troop to help support the Boy Scouting program!  Please note - you need to click this link before you place items in the amazon.com shopping cart in order for the troop to get the benefit.

     

The Importance of Helping Out! 6th Annual Bike and Sporting Goods sale this Weekend! (April 29th and 30th)

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 1:40pm

The Spring Bike and Sporting Goods sale organized by the troop is our largest fundraising event. This year it is on April 29th and 30th. In order for this to be a success, we need all scouts and parents to participate. For more details on how it runs see our sale web page.

Help is needed Friday evening at the Legion and Saturday all day on the Town Commons.  On Saturday scouts should be in Class A or Class B troop shirts.

Let your friends, family, and neighbors know - Tell everyone about the sale - encourage them to bring outgrown bikes and other sporting goods to sell at the sale. Search your own garage and basements for items that are no longer used.

Please come out to help! The Troop needs you to help this event run smoothly. Look for sign-ups at this week's troop meeting to see how and when you can help out.

Rescheduled Purgatory Chasm Trip - Sign-ups due Tonight! (April 28th)

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 1:38pm

Due to the Chasm being closed we had to reschedule our April trip to May 6th and 7th.

Since May 8th is Mother's Day we have elected to make this a one night camping trip starting on Friday the 6th.  After camping on Friday night we will spend Saturday exploring Purgatory Chasm and cooking a grand meal for dinner.  After dinner we will break camp and head home in time for Mother's Day.

Everyone should submit a new permission slip.  

If you were signed up to go and can not attend in May please submit a permission slip with your name on it and check the box at the top of the form indicating you can not longer attend,

If you were not signed up before but want to attend in May you are welcome to sign up now.

The May trip for Troop 437 will be a Friday-night camping trip to Purgatory Chasm.  Always popular, this trip includes scrambling over glacial rock formations and through natural caves.  For more information visit http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-central/purgatory-chasm-state-reservation.html .

 We will be tent camping at YMCA Camp Blanchard, 208 Manchaug Rd, Sutton, MA and driving to Purgatory Chasm in the morning.

 

 

Reminder - Medical Forms Due by May 19th

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 1:29pm

All scouts need to submit an updated annual medical form.  These forms are due May 19th and should be submitted to Mr Barnard.

If you are going to summer camp you will need to fill out this form containing parts A, B, and C.  A Dr's signature is required on aprt C.

If you are going to Philmont you will need to fill out this form containing parts A, B, C, and D.  A Dr's signature is required on part C 

If you are not going to Summer camp or Philmont you can use this form containing parts A and B only.  No Dr's signature is required

Support Troop 437! Start your shopping trip with the Troop's amazon.com link!

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 1:28pm
Support Troop 437 by starting your shopping trips here.  Click on the Amazon banner or this link before you place items in your shopping cart, shop as you normally would, and the troop will receive a percentage of what you spent.  Remember to book mark the link for future shopping trips!  Thank you for supporting Boy Scouting and Troop 437!

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Wah-Tut-Ca Summer Camp Sign-ups and deposits OVERDUE

Posted on Mar 31 2016 - 9:54am

Sign-ups are OVERDUE for summer camp.  If you intend to attend summer camp and have not yet signed up please contact Mr. Barnard right away.

Since Winter never really arrived everyone is probably already thinking about sumer and sumer means Wah-Tut-Ca!  

          • Troop Week is Sunday, July 31 through Saturday, August 6. Camp fee for the week is $395 if paid in full before May 19th, otherwise the cost is $445.  Our payment schedule is as follows:
          • 2016 Crossover Scouts - Please pay the $395 payment by Thursday, May 19th, no early deposit required.
          • All other Scouts - $50 deposit per Scout is due to the Troop by Thursday, March 24th.  The remaining $345 is due by Thursday, May 19th. Please make checks payable to “Troop 437”.  This is not refundable but is transferable if another Scout is available to take your place.

Please return a copy of the sign-up form (click the button below) for our records by Thursday, March 24th.  Indicate the following:

          • Your Scout will be attending camp during Troop Week. (Non-crossovers attach $50 deposit check)
          • Your Scout will not be attending camp during Troop Week.
          • You are interested in volunteering time at camp during Troop Week.

The updated 2016 BSA Medical forms are required for all Scouts AND for any adult spending the night or using the waterfront.  All forms must be completed within one year of the last day of camp.  Additional information can be found at the Spirit of Adventure (SOA) Camping website. Please fill in Parts A, B, and C. Your doctor needs to sign the BSA form as the camp will not accept the doctor’s own physical form. Please e-mail a PDF copy of the completed form or turn in a printed copy by Thursday, May 19th. If not submitted by this date, please make arrangements to get these forms to David Barnard. See contact information on the sign-up form.

Scouts can attend camps during other weeks, instead of or in addition to the Troop week.  These are known as provisional weeks. The Troop is not involved in coordinating enrollment for these weeks. Please see the SOA website for more information.

 

Reminder - Please submit reimbursement requests for Trip food and other expenses

Posted on Mar 23 2016 - 9:56pm

Just  a reminder that if you purchased food for a trip or have other expenses that you paid on behalf of the troop you can submit an expense reimbursement request.  The cost of food for trips is factored into the amount that all scouts pay to attend trips and it is planned that the grubmaster expenses will be reimbursed.   In order to finalize the accounting on trips we ask that all expenses be submitted in a timely fashion, preferably within 30 days of the completion of the trip.  If you have any questions please speak to the Treasurer at the next troop meeting.

Reimbursement forms can be found under the "files" section of the troop website.

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