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

Calling all Cub Scouts!  Come join us at Troop 437's Pinewood Derby Workshop on December 14th.  Click here for more details. 

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.

 

December Trip - Boston/SkyZone trip - Sign-ups due this week

Posted on Dec 6 2017 - 10:21pm

The Troop trip for December is a Boston City Trip on December 9th and 10th.  This trip will feature sites selected by the PLC including The Old North Church and New England Aquarium. We will enjoy some great food in the North End and at Quincy Market.  The day will be capped off with 2 hours at SkyZone Boston.

Please see the details in the attached permission slip. The SkyZone waiver form is also attached and must be completed prior to our arrival.

We have a short turn-around for this trip as sign-ups are due at the meeting this Thursday, 12\7.

If you cannot make it to the meeting but plan on attending the trip, you can also e-mail a copy of the forms to Mr. Barnard before the Thursday meeting.

 

January Rock Climbing (and more) at MetroRock - Sign-ups now open

Posted on Dec 6 2017 - 10:21pm

The January trip for Troop 437 is an overnight Lock-In at MetroRock climbing gym in Everett (http://www.metrorock.com/boston).

 But this isn’t just “Rock Climbing”! What to expect….

  • All the climbing you can handle top rope, lead, and auto-belay
  • Bouldering with top out options on some routes
  • High Ropes courses (yes, high ropes!  A new option this year)
  • Dodge ball
  • Movies
  • Midnight feast
  • Games

  (Notice the word “Sleep” isn’t in the description...but is an optional activity if you want to come prepared)

To sign-up do all three of these steps:

  1.  By Sunday, December 24th , sign-up online at: https://goo.gl/6NU2kb
  2.  By Thursday, January 4th , return signed Permission Slip and Payment
  3.  By Thursday, January 4th, complete on-line waiver or print waiver, complete and turn in with permission slip.

        

 

Pinewood Derby returns to Troop 437 - Week 2

Posted on Dec 6 2017 - 10:20pm
This Thursday is our 2nd week in a 3 week series of Pinewood Derby construction activities, cumulating on the 14th where we will be hosting Cub Scouts at our troop meeting to work on car building.  
 
This week's meeting will be for scouts to build their own cars in preparation for being able to help the cub scouts out next week.
 
At this Workshop, we will have up to 25 Cub Scouts Ranging from Tiger to Arrow of Light (1st through 5th grade) at our troop meeting to work on their Pinewood derby project. We will take them through multiple stations covering the process of  building a car.  In preperation for this workshop, we will be covering PWD skills at the next two meetings.  This Thursday, we will have some instruction, discussion  and demo of each of the stations.  The following Thursday (Dec. 7th), we will have home made kits for scouts to build cars in small groups or individually.  Through these 2 sessions, Scouts will pick up the skills needed to lead a Cub through the process.  
 
For all of these meetings, we will need volunteers to help with some tools. The main things that we are looking for are, 

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

Posted on Dec 6 2017 - 10:19pm
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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Next Merit Badge Monday is December 4th - Time to sign-up

Posted on Nov 29 2017 - 9:30pm

The next Merit Badge Monday will be on December 4th.  On the 4th Mr. Porter will be continuing the Programming merit badge.  Communications, and Family Life can be offered if enough scouts sign up.

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

Special Troop Meeting location this week - Night Hike at Stony Brook Conservation Land/East Boston Camps

Posted on Nov 15 2017 - 10:14pm

This Week's Troop meeting will be held at the Stony Brook Conservation Land (also known as East Boston Camps).  The Troop will have a night hike around the camps and enjoy a camp fire and hot chocolate at the end of the hike.

All scouts should meet at the Main camp area within the Stony Brook Conservation property.  The main gate will be open so you can drive down and park near the main camps.  Please arrive on-time (7:00pm) and come prepared with a flashlight, warm clothing, water, and good shoes/hiking boots.  Rain gear is also encouraged as this event will be held rain or shine (moonlight?).  

This event is also open to local Arrow of Light Scouts to come and join the troop for this hike!  

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