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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.


March Trip - WINTER Camping at Camp Resolute - Sign up this week!

Posted on Feb 13 2019 - 10:22pm

The March trip will be a camping weekend at Camp Resolute in Bolton.  While at Resolute the troop will take advantage of the weather conditions… Think SNOW!! If we have snow, we may do some sledding or other snow sports. If we don’t have snow, we’ll probably go on a hike, play games, or other fun activities. 

This will be tent camping at a time of the year when the weather will be “variable”.  Scouts should be prepared for cold weather. Warm sleeping bags and a good mattress pad will be needed along with appropriate clothing -- see more tips on sleeping warm below.


Next Merit Badge Monday February 25th

Posted on Feb 13 2019 - 10:21pm

The next Merit Badge Mondays session will be Monday February 25th from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Have a merit badge you want to work on?  If so please let Mr or Mrs McKeen know so we can be prepared.

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)...

Troop 437 Good Turns!

Posted on Feb 13 2019 - 10:19pm
Do a Good Turn Daily!  The Scout Slogan.  It is one of the defining values of a Scout.  Troop 437 is always looking for opportunity to give back to our community and help those who can use a helping hand.  We are creating a Remind communication list to help communicate opportunities when they arise that Scouts can help on.  Are you interested in hearing about opportunities to Do and Good Turn (and who wouldn't be)?  Simply follow the steps below to signup for the Troop's "437GoodTurns" Remind list and you will receive text messages, e-mail, or phone notifications when an opportunity arises.
The Troops first "Good Turn" endeavor is to help Mr and Mrs Bruno with snow shoveling this year.  Mr Bruno is a Veteran, a life long scouter, and the Troop's charter organization representative.  He has contributed countless hours towards the success of the Troop, the American Legion Post, and the larger scouting community.  We will be sending messages to the Remind list soliciting volunteers when there is shoveling to be done.  For most snow storms it should only take a couple of volunteers and if we share the work over the winter it should be easy to accomplish and will be a big help to Mr and Mrs Bruno.
If you know of opportunities that you think would be good for Troop 437 to help out with please let the Scoutmaster know.  
So by now I am sure you are wondering - How to I get on the 437GoodTurns Remind list? Well it is very simple - do one of the following:
  • By text message: Send "@437gt" to 81010
  • On the web: Go to http://rmd.at/437gt
  • Install and run the Remind app from your phone's app store
Sign up!  Help out!  Do a Good Turn!

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

Posted on Feb 13 2019 - 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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Ski Trip Mount Sunapee Feb 8 and 9 Signups Due January 31 - THIS WEEK

Posted on Jan 29 2019 - 10:38pm

The February Troop trip will be a ski/boarding trip to Mt Sunapee in New Hampshire.  This is a great opportunity for both new skiers and for experiences skiers!  Mt Sunapee has trails to satisfy all levels of ability.  In addition Sunapee is also offering discounts on equipment rentals and lessons if you are interested.  All the details are in the attached permisison slip.

Signups are due Janaury 31st. 


Bright Lights, Big City - New York City Trip - Sign-ups now open - Due January 31st - THIS WEEK

Posted on Jan 29 2019 - 10:37pm

Troop 437 is going back to the Big Apple!  This time to see a Broadway Musical!  The trip is on April 5th through the 7th. 

On Saturday morning, we will be taking a bus to Staten Island and taking the Staten Island Ferry to Battery Park from which we will start our day-long tour of the Big Apple.   The itinerary is to get to as many of the places and events that the scouts have selected as possible.  New this year is a Broadway Musical!  The top candidate is to see The Phantom of the Opera however depending on availability when we go to purchase tickets we might end up seeing an alternate show.  Other possibilities are Come from Away, King Kong, and Aladdin.  We will be traveling together and will stop as a group for both lunch and dinner. 

Sign-ups are due January 31st - Late sign-ups can not be accepted as we will be purchasing the needed tickets the next day so sign-up early, sign-up often!

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