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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.

 

 

 

 


Troop Meeting at Stony Brook Middle School track this week!

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 7:34pm

In-person Troop meeting again this week!  It was fun last week, and this week is sure to be a BLAST!

The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and will be held at Stony Brook Middle School. We will meet in the parking lot near the track behind the school!! End time is 7:30 pm.

Scouts needing the Tenderfoot fitness requirements will be doing those on the track.  Please come prepared to run around the track and do some other fitness activities sitting on the ground. 

Everyone else will be doing a night hike in the adjoining Stony Brook Conservation land.

All participants - Remember to bring:

 Link for directions to Stony Brook School, 9 Farmer Way, Westford, MA 01886 which is located in the Veterans Memorial Complex.

 

Troop Camping Trip Oct 24 + 25 - Save the Date

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 5:52pm

Details are still being worked out. They will come out shortly. This will be an inexpensive local trip that will focus on advancement opportunities, outdoor activities, games and just being together while being socially distant. It is gong to be fun. 

High level plan is to meet on Saturday around noon. Participants will be expected to take their own lunch. Troop is working out plans for dinner and breakfast. Each participant will need to stay in their own tent. Only exception will be scouts in the same household. 

Troop has a limited amount of camping equipment that can be borrowed. 

Scouts are expected to provide their own rides to and from this camping trip. Parents / guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend this trip. 

 

Scout Health Card - Required for all participants for all events

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 11:36am

In order to ensure that our in-person events are as safe as possible, all participants - scouts and adults, must bring a completed Scout Health card with them.  A new health card is needed for each event to be dated and signed the day of the event.  The health card can be downloaded by clicking on the image to the left or on the link below.

Annual Troop Dues - Pay by November 5th

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 11:36am

 

Dear Scout Families,

We are now collecting Troop dues and the BSA membership fee for the upcoming Scout year.  Total being collected is slightly decreased from last year.  While the BSA fee has increased again this year (and will next year also, please see: https://scoutingwire.org/bsa-membership-fee-increase-details-and-faq/), we have decreased Troop dues as we anticipate Troop expenses to be lower, in part, as a result of fewer in-person meetings.

Troop dues REDUCED to:          $40 (down from $50)
BSA Scout registration is now:   $66 (up from $60) 
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Total Scout fees due by 11/5: $106

BSA Adult registration is now:   $42 (up from $36) , also due by 11/5

The Troop 437 Committee does not want any Scout or adult to miss out on anything Scouting has to offer due to an inability to pay.  If any fee is a hardship for your family, please reach out to one of the Scoutmasters (Andy McKeen\Cindy McKeen), Committee Chair David Barnard, or Committee Treasurer David Carpenter to discuss available options. Any requests will be kept completely confidential.

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As we need to submit our charter renewal (and fees) in November, please turn in your dues/registration payment by November 5th via Venmo, check or cash. 

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Remember:  The Troop is able to accept payments via Venmo transfer to @westfordtroop437 (for details, see: https://www.westfordtroop437.us/node/2735).  Please note the name of your Scout and how any payment is to be applied (dues, trip etc.), when you schedule the transfer.

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Yours in Scouting,

David Carpenter
Troop 437 Treasurer

Breaking News! Troop Tents now available for borrowing!

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 11:35am

 The Troop has decided to invest in a supply of tents that Scouts can use on camping trips.  These will be 2 and 3 person 3-season tents suitable for most all of our Troop trips.   We expect that the Tents will be ready to borrow for the April 13th camping trip.  As we are starting with a modest number of tents, scouts with their own personal tents should continue to use them.

If you would like to borrow a tent please contact your quartermaster at the meetings prior to the Trip.  Scouts will be given the tent at the meeting before the trip and will be responsible for taking it home from the trip to open it up, air it out and let it dry.  Tents should be returned to the Troop the week after the camping trip and returned to the quartermaster.

Parents Please Complete Survey due by Friday September 25th

Posted on Sep 23 2020 - 6:17pm

 

 

 

Parents:  If you haven't already, please complete the survey on troop activities during the pandemic.  There are only 6 questions and it should be very quick. Your feedback is very important to us.

 

The link can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZQYYVZK

 

Thank You

 

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