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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.

     

April Trip Change - Overnight Indoor Rock Climbing Lock-In - Signups Due April 2nd

Posted on Mar 25 2015 - 11:25pm

The PLC has decided to change the April trip to be a Indoor Rock Climbing Overnight Lock in at the Central Rock Gym in Worcester.  They have over 13,000 sq. ft. of total terrain including over 100 bouldering, lead, and top rope stations.   Scouts will have the chance to experience all levels of rock climbing chalenges.  Scouts will be able to climb as long as they want as we will have exclusive use of the climbing gym once their normal hours.

We will need trained belayers for this trip to support our climbers.  Adults and Scouts 15 or older can belay.  to belay you need to be trained at Central Rock Gym or have been trained at another rock climbing event.  If you need training please see the permission slip for details.

Signups and completed waivers are due by April 2nd.

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

Posted on Mar 25 2015 - 10:45pm

If you have not yet submitted your signup for summer camp with deposit it is now overdue - please submit it at this week's troop meeting.  Cross-overs have until June 4th to make payment.

It is hard to beleive that winter will ever end but it will and to be prepared planning is already underway for summer camp.  Troop 437 will be attending Wah-Tut-Ca scout reservation July 26th - August 1st.  We need all current scouts to sign-up and submit a $50 deposit by March 19th.  New cross-overs need not submit deposits.  Balances for summer camp are due May 22nd ($335 for current scouts, $385 for cross-overs).  Mandatory BSA medical forms are due June 4th.

This signup sheet for summer camp can be found here or by clicking the button below.

 

Two great Scout leadership training opportunities - Brownsea and NYLT

Posted on Mar 25 2015 - 10:41pm

Summer is coming, if slowly,  and with it comes two great Scout leadership training opportunies.  The first is Brownsea in June and the second is NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training in August.  Both are week long residence camps focused on building scouts leadership skills for use within the troop and beyond.  For more information click on the program names below or talk to the Scoutmaster.  In recognition of the value this training brings back to our unit the Troop contributes $100 per scout towards the cost of training.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities please talk to the Scoutmaster as soon as possible - space is limited and go first come first serve.

BROWNSEA II LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM - June 21st - June 26th at Lone Tree Scout Reservation
What is Brownsea? It is a unique and exciting, hands on approach designed to teach youth leadership skills through the actual practice and use of Scout skills.  Skills most closely concentrated on are camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering, and cooking. This course closely parallels the first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching, and practice: the purposes of Scouting: and the role of the patrol method within the troop program.

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING - July 19th - 24th at Camp Storer
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NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING - August 16th - August 21st at Lone Tree Scout Reservation

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.  The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

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

Posted on Mar 25 2015 - 10:41pm
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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Merit Badge College approaching - be prepared

Posted on Mar 10 2015 - 9:05pm

Everyone who signed up for merit badge college should have received information packages about the sessions you will be in.  Remember that you likely have some pre-work to complete (see the particular package you received) and you will need to get your Blue Cards signed by the Scoutmaster.

March Trip - Winter Survival/Pioneering at Camp Resolute - Signups over-due - turn in your signups this week if you are going!

Posted on Mar 5 2015 - 1:56pm

This is an outdoor camping trip - participants should be prepared to sleep in tents or shelters of their own construction.  No cabin will be available.  Due to the amunt of snow on the ground it is likely that scouts will have to clear areas for their tents and cooking.  Scouts need to come prepared with approiate clothing and equipment.  

See our Cold Weather Camping page for more information.

The March trip for Troop 437 is a Pioneering and Survival weekend at Camp Resolute Scout Reservation.  On Saturday the boys will put to test as well as improve upon their pioneering and survival skills. All boys will have the opportunity to plan and assemble their own survival shelters of items found throughout camp! Those boys with a desire for adventure will be able to sleep in the survival shelters that they construct. We will follow  “leave no trace” principals and disassemble all shelters prior to leaving.

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