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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.


Date Change: New York City Trip now March 29th - 31st

Posted on Dec 12 2018 - 11:00pm

Due to a conflict with the first day of the Science, Math, and Technology Merit Badge Expo the date of the New York City Trip has moved to March 29th through the 31st.  Detail will be comig shortly about this much anticipated trip.

Pinewood Derby Workshop this week! All scouts needed

Posted on Dec 12 2018 - 10:55pm
We need your help!  We are going to have  a full house on Thursday at our second annual Pinewood Derby Workshop!  We have over 25 Cub Scouts signed up to come and get some help crafting their cars.  We need all the Troop Scouts to attend on Thursday to help our visitors.  Your participation is needed so that we have enough Boy Scout to work with the Cub Scouts.
Our guests will be arriving at 7:00pm so we are asking all Boy Scouts to arrive at 6:40pm to help set up.  If you have signed up to bring tools please plan on coming at 6:30pm to get them setup.
Yours in Scouting,
   Scoutmaster McKeen

Troop Elections - December 20th - Please plan on attending

Posted on Dec 12 2018 - 10:55pm

 The final meeting of the year will host the elections for SPL and Patrol Leaders. All Scouts should plan on attending to participate in electing their leaders for the next year. As is the tradition the newly elected leaders will take office at the Winter Court of Honor in January.

The nominees for SPL are Ian A, Danny C, and Noah M.

Merit Badge Mondays Starting back up! Monday December 17th

Posted on Dec 12 2018 - 10:55pm

Merit Badge Mondays are back!  The next session will be Monday December 17th 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)...

Second Annual Pinewood Derby Workshop coming soon! December 13th!

Posted on Dec 12 2018 - 10:46pm

For our second year, Boy Scout Troop 437 is hosting a Pinewood Derby building workshop, where the Boy Scouts can assist the Cub Scouts of all ranks in the construction and tuning of their cars.

Last year, we helped over 20 Cub Scouts build a car of their design. We paired each Cub Scout up with a Boy Scout who worked directly with them, walking them through the process. It was particularly nice to see the young and older scouts working well together. Both seem to benefit from this experience.

Troop 437 has a regular troop meeting on Thursday nights at the American Legion hall on Dunstable road at 7pm. We will be using one of these evenings for the workshop. We will have all the tools and supplies necessary and can help with cutting and sanding the blocks of wood, polishing axles and wheels, adding weights, pressing axles straight and adding weight to bring the cars to the maximum allowable amount. We will not get into painting or advanced techniques. Cub Scouts will leave the event with a contender, but they may want to paint or decorate the car on their own. .

Each Pack does the PWD a little differently. Some use den meetings for car building and some leave it up to the scouts to do individually. In any case, Cub Scouts could attend individually, or as a den activity.

Each Scout will need to bring an adult helper, a kit, and some ideas. They should watch some videos and do a little research. They should make some sketches or prints of what they like.

The date is Thursday December 13th from 7:00 to 8:30. This event will be limited to 25 cub scouts, but we will have a waiting list and could hold a second event if there is enough interest.

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

Posted on Dec 12 2018 - 10:28pm

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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