2017 - 2018 Troop Dues and BSA registration now OVER DUE

Posted on Oct 4 2017 - 8:39pm

The 2017-2018 troop dues and BSA registration were due last week - if you have not yet paid these fees please bring a check to this week's troop meeting.

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)
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 This Sunday!

Posted on Sep 27 2017 - 10:12pm

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.

Parent Information Meeting Thursday May 14th

Posted on May 13 2015 - 10:53pm

Calling all troop parents - Trying to figure out Boy Scouting?  Have questions about summer camp?  What are all the ranks about? Wondering where all those patches go?  Come to a special parents information meeting on Thursday May 14th during the troop meeting to get the inside scoop on Troop 437 and Boy Scouting.  

Not a new troop parent but have some questions?  Want a refresher?  Feel free to come also.

"Fire and Ice" - West Wind District Klondike Derby

Jan 30 2016 - 8:00am
Jan 30 2016 - 4:00pm
East Boston Camps

"New" 2016 Rank Requirements now mandatory for all Scouts

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 9:52pm

At the start of 2016 the BSA released updated rank requirements and provided a year long transition period.  That period is now over and all Scouts must use the new requirements.

For scouts with old handbooks (almost everyone in the troop who did't join this year) you can print out a new Rank Requirements Insert and staple or paperclip it in whole or just select pages into your handbook.  Once you have the new requirements insert you can work with older scouts or the Scoutmaster to transfer requirements you have completed into the new insert.

If you have any questions please contact the Scoutmaster.

*Special Location* Troop Meeting - Service project to support Eliot meal program

Oct 28 2010 - 7:00pm
Oct 28 2010 - 8:30pm
St. Marks Church

2016-2017 Troop Dues and BSA registration overdue - please submit this week

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 9:35pm

2016-2017 yearly troop dues and BSA registration fees are past due.  Troop dues are  $50 and the BSA registration fee is $26.  An optional Boys Life magazine subscription can be added on for an additional $12.  These fees can be paid by one check made payable to Troop 437 and need to be turned in by October 13th.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Carpenter (treasurer) or Mr. Barnard (Committee Chair).

2017 2018 Troop Calendar

Posted on Sep 13 2017 - 2:41pm

The 2017 2018 Troop Calendar is now available.  You can download a PDF using this link below or consult the calendar on this web site.  Want to sync the calendar to your smartphone, tablet, or computer?  You can do that also - simply click this link or click on the calendar graphic to the left.

2018 Merit Badge Mondays are starting up on February 5th - Time to sign-up

Posted on Jan 30 2018 - 10:12pm

The next Merit Badge Monday will be on February 5th.  Please submit your requests for what merit badges you would like to work on.

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)...

5th Annual Bike Sale a Fantastic Success

Posted on May 6 2015 - 10:35pm
Our 5th annual Bike Sale is done and what a fantastic success it was!
First, a big thank you to all the troop members that took time out of their busy weekend schedules and helped us out Friday evening at the Legion and today at the Common.  Without everyone's help this event would not be the big event that it has become.  I had countless people telling me that they now look forward to the sale and plan on attending - you are building a legacy for the Troop in our community!
Secondly, special thanks to Scott Parr.  Scott was the mastermind behind this year's sale and did much of the heavy lifting to ensure all the details were taken care of.  Thank you Scott!
Lastly....we earned more money this year then in any prior year.  The sale continues to grow each year and the Troop will certainly benefit from the proceeds of the sale.  Want to know how much we earned come find out at the Troop meeting this week!