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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 Scout Troop to cross over to?  or maybe you are new to Scouting and want a great Troop to join?

Either way Troop 437 welcomes boys and girls to come and experiance the adventure of scouting!  Come visit one of our meetings to experience what Scouting is all about and what makes Troop 437 a great 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.

 

 

 

 


Bike Repair Session This Saturday April 24th

Posted on Apr 21 2021 - 6:04pm
All, 

We have collected 15 to 20 bike donations for next Saturday's (May 1) sale.  Many of these could use a little cleaning and others could use some repairs and adjustments.  

We are looking for 2 groups of 6 to help out for 1.5 hours each.  You will learn about basic bike repairs including how to adjust chain tension,  brakes and derailleurs, fixing flat tires, etc.  

The first session will run from 1:00 to 2:30, and the second session will run from 3:00 to 4:30.  Please sign up for only one.  No experience is necessary.  

This will be done at the Anderson's House, 3 Boxwood Road, Westford.

Adults are welcome as well, but no need to sign up for a spot.  If you have been collecting bikes please bring them or arrange to drop them off ahead of time.  

I apologize that this is not a large enough activity for the whole troop. We will be doing plenty of additional work next Friday night and Saturday morning at the sale. 
 
Please sign up here.  
 
Your in Scouting,
 
Mr. Anderson

School Vacation No Troop Meeting

Posted on Apr 21 2021 - 6:02pm

NO Troop Meeting This Week

 

 

Please remember to...

  • Wear a mask and bring a signed health card
  • Wear your uniform and bring your scout handbook
  • Bring a water bottle if you think you will want anything to drink
  • Bring bug spray if you want (yes there are bugs out already as we learned last week)
  • Bring a chair if you don't want to sit on the ground

Summer Camp is on! ......Latest update

Posted on Apr 21 2021 - 6:00pm

Thank you to everyone who has completed the summer camp survey.  We would like to hear from EVERYONE even if you are not going to camp.   It is important to hear from everyone so we know how many scouts we need to accommodate.

We currently have more scouts interested in attending than we have spaces for.  We are working with Camp Moses to secure additional spaces and get clarity on their planned Covid precautions.  We will be communicating more information as we have it.  We are also trying to have a representative from the camp present at an upcoming Troop meeting to give an overview of the Camp, their program, and Covid precautions.

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We currently have secured 17 spots for scouts and are waiting to hear from the camp director if they can accommodate a larger number of scouts from 437.  

 
Parents - In order to gauge how many total spots we need please complete this survey by the end of the day on Friday (4/9) to let us know if your scout will be attending.  Please complete this survey even if your scout is not going to camp. 
 
 
If you do want to attend camp please submit a $75 summer camp deposit (Venmo is best, otherwise turn in a check at the Troop meeting).   The available space will be allocated on a first-come basis based on when deposits are received.  It is our intention to try and accommodate every scout who wants to attend but that is not yet guaranteed.  
 
Camp Moses is diligently working on procedures to ensure all scouts are healthy and safe during their stay.  We expect to receive more details on the precautions that will be taken at camp and we will pass them along when we have them.
 
Troop 437 wants everyone to be able to experience Summer camp.  If the paying cost of summer camp is a barrier to attending please talk to a Scoutmaster or the Committee Chair about assistance that might be available.

Pick a Service Project!

Posted on Apr 21 2021 - 5:59pm

The Troop will be working on a variety of service projects during upcoming meetings.  See the attached PDF that was presented in last week's Troop meeting describing the projects.

The Service Projects are:
  • Cornhole Boards for the after school program at Abbott
  • Bag Stands for the Wish Project in North Chelmsford
  • Cat Scratching Post for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua
  • Hanging Cat Scratching and Curtailments for Humane Society for Greater Nashua
Please sign up for a project at this link by 3/23/21.  Please only sign up for one project.
 

Troop Campout in May

Posted on Apr 21 2021 - 5:58pm

There will be a May Campout at Camp Resolute in Bolton MA. This will be on May 22nd/23rd. The June Trip has not yet been selected but we expect to have the date and details soon.

One requirement from the BSA that we will be following is that there will be a limit of one scout to a tent. If a scout does not have a tent to use the Troop does have a limited supply of tents to lend out. Please let us know if you are interested in borrowing one of them.

Troop Hiking ... No hike this weekend

Posted on Apr 14 2021 - 7:01pm
  Due to a conflict with Wilderness First Aid training for the adult leaders, there will not be a hike this weekend.  Please stay tuned for details on the next hikes for the Troop.

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