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

 

Are you an Arrow of Light scout looking for a Boy Scout Troop?

 

Are you a AOL 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.

 

Sign-ups for Columbus Day Mountain Hike now open - due by September 28th

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:07pm

The October trip for Troop 437 will be over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. This trip is a mountain day hiking trip! On Saturday the boys will setup camp at Wellington State Park at the Rocky Hill site with an opportunity for an afternoon hike. On Sunday the boys will tackle one (or more) of the infamous New Hampshire 4000 Footers! There are many different hikes within the valley for all ability levels.

We will be camping and cooking outdoors; the weather this time of year can range from cool to cold. As scouts we must be prepared to not only enjoy but to thrive in the elements. White Mountains FallThe minimal equipment needed: tent with a rain fly, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, mess kit, extra pairs of socks, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, layered clothing, flashlight with good batteries, water bottles (full), Boy Scout Handbook, and a pack to put all your items in. Additional optional survival items such as a small tarp and rope are suggested but not required.

There may be an opportunity for a short hike on Saturday afternoon for those that are interested. On Sunday morning we will be taking a longer hike in the White Mountain National Forest.  The boys (and adults) attending should be prepared to be out on the trail all day on a strenuous yet rewarding hike. A separate shorter hike is also feasible as long as there are enough adults to support it.

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The Return of Merit Badge Mondays!

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:07pm

Yes they are back!  Merit Badge Mondays!  This year Merit badge Monday's will be held every 1st and 3rd Monday that school is in session.

Merit Badge Mondays are an opportunity for scouts to connect with merit badge counselors to start new merit badges or to complete those pervasively pesky partials that seem to proliferate profusely. 

So you ask "How do I sign up?"  Well I am glad you are insightfully inquisitive about the implementation.

All you need to do is click the blue button below to bounce to the beautiful sign-up sheet that has been built on your behalf.  On that sign-up sheet you will find the opportunity to sign-up to participate in merit badge sessions that have already been scheduled plus the opportunity to request merit badges to be covered at merit Badge Mondays (I think we need a logo).

The sign-up sheet currently covers all the Merit Badge Monday (we definitely need a logo) sessions scheduled between now and the end of the calendar year.

So sign-up now and sign-up early! (and of course I know some will sign-up late)...

* IMPORTANT UPDATE* 2017 - 2018 Troop Dues and BSA registration now due THIS WEEK

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:06pm

As previousely announced the troop is now collecting the troop annual dues and the BSA membership fees for the 2017 - 2018 scouting year.  However, since that announcement the BSA announced an increase in their membership fees so the amount that needs to be collected has increased.  

Troop dues remain at      $50
BSA registration is now   $35 (up from $26)
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Total due by 9/21           $85 (up from the prior announced $76)

Appologies for the change, unfortunately the change in the National regitration fee was just announced by our council.

Please turn in the payment by September 21st.

Arrow of Light Invitational October 1st!

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:03pm

Sunday October 1st is our annual Arrow of Light Invitational.  This is an event for Webelos scouts to come and visit the troop.

Arrow of Light Scouts and Parents - Please join us from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the American Legion Post 437.  The troop will be running a number of scout activities to give you a flavor of what Scouting is like and what makes Troop 437 a great troop!

Troop 437 scouts - Troop scouts should plan on attending in order to help run events and host our visitors.  Scouts will need to show up early to help setup activities.  Exact details will be sent out seperately.

Troop 437 parents - Troop parents are encouraged to also attend to be available to talk with Webelos parents about scouting and our troop.

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

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:03pm

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

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

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:03pm
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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