Welcome to Troop 437! Proudly sponsored 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 all youth to come and experience the adventure of scouting!  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 when school is in session.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm 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.

2023 Summer Camp at Camp Wanocksett

Calendar Change - Elections moved to next week, 9/28

Posted on Sep 20 2023 - 8:27pm

Due to a number of reasons, the SPL and PL elections planned for this week are being moved to next week, September 28th.  All the planned election activities, speeches and voting, will take place on the 28th.

October Trip - Vermont Mt Mansfield Hike - Signups open - due by September 27th

Posted on Sep 20 2023 - 8:21pm

Our October trip will be a two-night camping trip to Vermont.  We will be staying at the Underhill State Park and climbing Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield.  Elevation of 4,395 ft.  The entire ridge is above the tree line with some of  New England's largest existing arctic tundra.  We will experience breathtaking views from the top that span three states and into Canada.  We are likely to be summiting at near-peak foliage time in Vermont!

The hike to the summit from Underhill State Park will be 5.1 miles round trip and 2,500 ft elevation gain.  We will plan on hiking the Sunset Ridge Trail up and back down.  It is possible, if we have interested scouts and enough leaders, that a part of the group could take a longer route down.  This would include traversing the ridge and coming down an alternate trail.  We will make that decision on the day of the hike based on conditions.

OutingHike Vermont’s Highest Peak 

Arrive:1 PM on Saturday, October 7th.  Carpools leave Westford around 8 am.

Depart:   10 AM on Monday, October 9th.  Arrive in Westford around 3 to 4 pm

Cost$40 includes Saturday Dinner through Monday Breakfast and two nights of campsite rental.  Scouts should pack a lunch for Saturday and bring money for a lunch stop on the way home on Sunday

Please read the linked Information sheet for all the details!  Signups are due by September 27th - we have 28 camping spots available so please sign-up early!

Disability Awareness and Inclusion Seminar - October 15th 7PM

Posted on Sep 20 2023 - 8:20pm

Hello area Scouters and friends,

My name is Karyn Crouthamel, I am currently the Cubmaster for Pack 107 Chelmsford and a committee member for Troop 437G Westford/Chelmsford. I am hosting a seminar on How to Teach Disability Awareness and Inclusion in a Positive and Constructive Way. This is a common meeting topic for Packs and Troops. I will cover teaching and becoming more aware of people with physical disabilities and how to help others (youth and adults) understand that adapting activities to their ability is what is important.  It is not seeing their life as harder than an able bodied person. If we adapt activities then we all have opportunities. I am not discussing "how to adapt" scouting activities, but that is the other important step to becoming more inclusive.
I have attached my flier, please feel free to distribute to any adults or youth in BSA, GSU, and anyone outside scouting that is interested.  
When and Where:
• October 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
• Fellowship Hall at the Central Congregational Church of Chelmsford. 1 Worthen Street, Chelmsford 01824
Additionally, I am also registered with T437 as the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge counselor and would be happy to help scouts that want to earn this badge.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am planning on recording and sharing this seminar as a resource on different scouting sites. If you are unable to attend Oct 15th, but would like the recording, please send me an email.
Thank you for considering coming to my seminar. I look forward to the opportunity.

Parents - Very Important BSA Policy Change

Posted on Sep 20 2023 - 8:20pm

Hello Parents,

 The Troop needs to follow a new BSA youth protection policy change that may impact you.
As of September 1st, BSA will require all adults who stay overnight at any scout event to be registered adult leaders.  In the past, unregistered parents could attend overnight events - this is no longer allowed.
If you want to attend any overnight scouting event, you will need to register as an adult leader in the BSA.  Information on how to register is below.  If you are only staying during the day, you do not need to be registered.
Why Register?   

Welcome to New Scout Year!

Posted on Aug 30 2023 - 8:27pm

Hello Scouts and Parents, 

It is hard to believe that we are now at the start of a new scouting year! We hope you have had a great summer. Summer camp and the Sea Base trip were great and we are gearing up for a lot of fantastic scout events this year!
The Troop 437 2023 - 2024 calendar of events is now available on our website. You can also subscribe to the website's calendar feed using this calendar feed link.   
Some notable early dates:
  • Thursday, August 31st - First Troop meeting of the year
  • Weekend of September 9th - Troop Canoe Trip
  • Weekend of October 7th - Vermont Mt. Mansfield Hike
  • Thursday, October 19th - Fall Court of Honor
Sign-ups for the September canoe trip are now open and the October trip information will be distributed soon.  In addition, the September Troop meetings will focus on preparing for the monthly trips and kicking off the scout year with Troop leadership elections.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmasters McKeen and McKeen

Sign-ups now open - September Canoeing Trip

Posted on Aug 30 2023 - 8:25pm

The September Troop trip will be a canoe trip on the Ipswich River. After the canoeing on Saturday, the Troop will proceed to the Cape Ann Campgrounds on the coast for the overnight. If conditions allow, the scouts will have a chance to explore the coast on Sunday morning.

Details are in the attached PDF.  Sign-ups are now open.  Use the button below to sign up.

Sign-ups are due by the end of the day on Sunday, September 3rd.


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