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

 

 
2015 Bicycle & Summer Sporting Equipment Sale
 
Don't throw out those outgrown bikes, camping equipment, or spring/summer sporting goods! Westford Boy Scout Troop 437 will sell your gently used bikes and spring/summer sporting goods at their annual Spring Bike & Sports Sale, May 2 2015 on the Westford Common (rain or shine). 
 

 

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.

     

Please Read - 5th Annual Bike and Sporting Goods sale May 1st and 2nd! Save the dates!

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 2:46pm

The Spring Bike and Sporting Goods sale organized by the troop is our largest fund raising event.  This year is is on May 1st and 2nd.  In order for this to be a success we need scouts and parents to participate.  For more details on how it runs see our sale web page.

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.

Even if you are not available to help on the day of the sale there are lots of ways to help out before the actual sale date.  We will be looking for people to distribute signs and flyers promoting the event.

BSA Medical Forms - Due June 4th

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 2:46pm

The Troop needs to collect BSA medical forms for all scouts in the troop on an annual basis.  The medical form has four sections (A, B, C, and D) and which sections you need to fill out depend on what activities you are participating in.  Everyone needs to have sections A, B, and C for troop trips and summer camp.  Anyone going to Philmont will also need section D completed.

As parts C and D of the form needs a Dr's signature please make sure that you plan ahead to get aphysical and get the form signed.

Medical form is available here.

May campout at Patuckaway State Park sign-ups no open

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 2:39pm

The May trip for Troop 437 will be a two-night camping trip to Pawtuckaway State Park.  Friday night, we will setup camp, play games, and have our usual “Cracker Barrel.”  On Saturday we will be hiking to the old fire tower.  We will be having our lunch on the hike.  .  After hiking back, we will work on rank advancement until dinner.

To learn more about the location, please visit http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/pawtuckaway-state-park.aspx.

Sign-ups are due at the April 30th troop meeting.

New Class-B Troop Shirt - Orders being collected - Due THIS WEEK

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 2:34pm

Currently, we have class B's that are not worn to many scouting events. The PLC has decided to design a new class B that we will be able to wear at scouting events, such as outdoor hikes, camping, etc. In addition, the new class B will represent us as Troop 437. The new class B is a non-cotton flexible sports shirt that displays the trefoil, Troop 437, and the troop symbol (the phoenix). The cost will be $14 each.  Please submit the attached order form with payment by April 9th.

Order Form

Two great Scout leadership training opportunities - Brownsea and NYLT (NEW Dates for Brownsea)

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 2:33pm

Summer is coming, if slowly,  and with it comes two great Scout leadership training opportunities.  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 - NOTE NEW DATES: July 26th - August 1st 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
   or
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 Apr 16 2015 - 2:33pm
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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