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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.

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E-Blast - Summer Edition!

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 10:14pm

Hello Troop 437!

I hope veeryone is having a great summer!  We have some big events coming up and I want to make sure everyone is aware of them,

First - Summer camp at Wah-Tut-Ca!  Just 2 weeks away!  Check out the exciting announcement below about a new option to bring your bike with you to Wah-Tut-Ca

Second - Two upcoming Eagle Courts.  Please mark your calendars and RSVP

Third - Sign-ups for our September White Water Rafting trip are now open.  We need to collect sign-ups by the end of camp so please take a moment to print out and prepare the sign-up form and the liability waiver.  More details are below.

I look forward to seeing yo uall at Summer Camp and at the upcoming Eagle Courts!

Yours in Scouting,

  Scoutmaster McKeen

Barnard-Pratt/Chasse/Giacalone Eagle Court of honor August 13th - Please RSVP by August 4th

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 10:14pm

Boy Scout Troop 437 Invites you to a special Court of Honor

To confer the rank of Eagle Scout upon 

Dakarai Barnard-Pratt, Brandon Chasse, and Luke Giacalone

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Saint Catherine of Alexandria
107 North Main St., Westford, MA 01886

 

 

 

Craffey Eagle Court of honor August 19th - Please RSVP by August 11th

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 10:13pm

Boy Scout Troop 437 Invites you to a special Court of Honor

To confer the rank of Eagle Scout upon 

John Craffey

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 12:00PM

Congregational Church of North Chelmsford
15 Princeton Street
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, MA 01863

 

 

 

 

New Option at Wah-Tut-Ca for Summer Camp - Bring Your Bike!

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 10:13pm

Camp Wah-Tut-Ca has added a new opportunity for scouts and leader this summer.  You are invited to bring your bike to camp with you to help you get around camp.  If you bring your bike to camp you will need to read and agree to the rules below in order to make mountain biking around camp fun, feasible, safe, and ecologically sound as possible. These rules must be strictly followed with the understanding that abuse of these rules by any individual in camp will require the camp management or Unit Leader to revoke their bike riding privileges until the end of their week at camp.

  1. All bikes must be of the mountain bike variety - no street bikes will be allowed.
  2. Bikes are subject to inspection at any time by the designated staff and Unit Leaders who may remove the bike if it fails inspection. See Appendix H. Many mountain bikes look alike. In order to secure your bike, the use of bike locks is encouraged.
  3. It is at the discretion of the camp management or unit leaders whether or not a bike should be confiscated upon a subsequent violation.
  4. Scouts assume all liability for the care, maintenance and condition of their bike.The camp will not be responsible for injury due to unsatisfactory maintenance of personal bikes. If the Camp determines a bike to be unsafe and un-repairable with the means at our disposal, the bike will be impounded for the duration of the Scout’s stay.
  5. Scouts bringing a personal mountain bike to camp must also bring an ANSI approved helmet, and must wear the helmet at all times.
  6. Personal mountain bikes may be used for transportation to and from program areas. Bikes may only be ridden on camp roads at an acceptable speed able to maintain control at all times.
  7. Scouts must store their bikes in their unit’s campsite. 
  8. At program areas bikes may only be parked at designated areas. Each program is responsible for designating appropriate parking areas.
  9. When approaching pedestrians from behind, the biker must warn the pedestrians of their approach and announce which side they will be passing them on.
  10. Bikes may not be ridden between dusk and dawn. If a bike is not back to its owner’s site before sunset it needs to be walked (not ridden) back.
  11. Only single riders will be permitted on a mountain bike.
  12. Regardless of whether a Scout is on foot or on a bike, he/she must travel with a buddy.
  13. Mountain bikes may not be ridden across parade fields.
  14. Bikes may be confiscated by camp management or Unit Leaders, for violation of bike rules
  15. Bikes may only be ridden on roads, not trails or path

September Rafting Trip sign-ups now open - Due August 5th

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 9:57pm

Sign-up by August 5th. Please submit Troop Permission Slip, Crab Apple White Water Rafting Waiver form, check made out to Troop 437 

 In September, we will be going on a white water rafting trip on the Kennebec River in Maine. We will be camping at Crab Apple Whitewater’s group campsite.  We will meet on Saturday afternoon at Crab Apple Whitewater, set up camp & take a short hike to see Moxie Falls (approx. 1 mile). Sunday morning we will have a breakfast buffet at Crab Apple before embarking on our white water rafting adventure!  The trip will entail rafting through Class III-IV rapids.  A guide from our outfitter, Crab Apple Whitewater, will lead each boat.  A grilled lunch will be provided after the rafting. Approximate time on the river will be 3-4 hours. The trip finishes at the outfitter’s facility where they have a pool and hot tub available.

Click Here -> Watch the video of our last trip on the Kenebec River!

 Return Permission Slip by:  Saturday, August 5th, 2017   Options for submitting sign-ups:

·         Mail or drop-off to: Matthew McQuinn, 7 Vineyard Rd, Westford, MA  01886
·         Mail or drop-off to: Andy McKeen, 29 Steeple Chase Cir, Westford, MA 01886
·         Bring to Wah-Tut-Ca for Sun. drop-off, Wed. eat-in-site night or Sat. pick-up

For more information about the trip or the outfitter go to:  http://www.crabapplewhitewater.com/

Important Note:  All scouts must pass the BSA swim test to attend.  Scouts who passed the test at camp are all set.   If needed, a time to take the test can be arranged before the trip.

   

Return Permission Slip bySaturday, August 5th, 2017  

Options for submitting sign-ups:

  • Mail or drop-off to: Matthew McQuinn, 7 Vineyard Rd, Westford, MA  01886
  • Mail or drop-off to: Andy McKeen, 29 Steeple Chase Cir, Westford, MA 01886
  • Bring to Wah-Tut-Ca for Sun. drop-off, Wed. eat-in-site night or Sat. pick-up
Please sign and return: Troop Permission Slip, Crab Apple White Water Rafting Waiver form, check made out to Troop 437

Join Troop 437's new reminder system - Working great but more people should sign-up! Get timely text reminders of Troop news

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 9:38pm

Troop 437 is going to start using the remind.com system to help deliver timely announceents and reminders to Troop members.  This is the same system in use by the Westford school system.  With this system you can sign up to receive announcements via a smartphone app or text messages.

The intent is to suplement the current e-mail announcements that are currently sent.  

Three ways to sign-up:

  • By text message: Send "@t437" to 81010
  • On the web: Go to http://rmd.at/t437
  • Install and run the Remind app from your phone's app store

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