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 boys and girls 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 Bicycle & Spring Sporting Equipment Sale is coming soon!  This year's sale will be on May 6, 2023 - at Westford Town Commons.

Check out our Sporting Goods Sale page for all the details.


Summer Camp sign-ups are open!

Posted on Mar 22 2023 - 6:16pm

Hello Scouts and Parents, Summer camp is coming! 

What: A week of adventure, advancement, and scouting at the foot of Mt. Monadnock

Where: Camp Wanocksett, 642 Upper Jaffrey RD, Dublin, NH 03444

When: Sunday, July 30th to Saturday, August 5th

Sign-up deadline: Signup and payment are due by April 26th in order to receive early-bird pricing


Camp Fees: $495 if paid by the April 26th Early-bird deadline

Medical Forms with Dr's signature due by June 8th

Financial Assistance Need-based camperships are available.  The deadline for applying is April 1st.  

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program  The deadline for applying for the CIT program is April 15th

See our dedicated summer camp web page for all the details

Winter Court of Honor - This Week - March 9th!

Posted on Mar 8 2023 - 9:29am

We will be holding our Winter Court of Honor on Thursday, March 9th starting at 7:00 pm at the Legion. There will be a reception immediately after the court.
Scouts, parents, and siblings are encouraged to attend to help us celebrate all the advancements that our scouts have achieved!

Scouting 101: What is a Court of Honor?

Posted on Mar 8 2023 - 9:29am

Have you heard the term "Court of Honor"?  Are you wondering what it is?  If so here is a quick description that will hopefully clarify things.

Courts of Honor are when Scouts, Families, and Friends come together to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Troop members.  Courts come in two flavors...

Troop Courts of Honor

Troop 437 holds "Troop Courts" are held three times a year.  One in the Fall, One in the Winter, and one in the Spring.  Troop Courts are where Troop members are recognized for their achievements such as Rank Advancement, Merit Badges, Leadership, and other accomplishments that have been completed since the last court.  Troop Courts take the place of a regular Thursday evening Troop meeting and end with "pot luck" style refreshments.  Look for notices in the e-blast newsletters about upcoming Troop Courts.

Eagle Courts of Honor

Obtaining Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout is a major accomplishment and as such the Troop hosts a special "Eagle Court of Honor" whenever we have a new Eagle Scout to recognize.  Eagle Courts are planned and scheduled as needed throughout the year and might honor a single scout or multiple scouts as appropriate.  Invitations are sent out electronically announcing the Eagle Courts with a requested RSVP deadline.  All families and scouts from the Troop are encouraged to attend the Eagle Courts to help celebrate the accomplishment - even if you do not know the scout it is still important to participate.  Scouts from the Troop will be asked to arrive before the ceremony to help with set up and preparations.

Regardless of the type of court, be it Troop Court or Eagle Court, all Troop families are encouraged to attend.  If you have any questions, please feel free to let a scoutmaster know.

March New York Trip - Sign-ups due by February 26th

Posted on Mar 1 2023 - 6:16pm

The March trip for Troop 437 is to New York City.  We will spend a full day in the city exploring, seeing the sights, and visiting some really cool attractions.

Sign-up deadline: Sunday, February 26th

This is a hard deadline as we will be purchasing the group tickets for attractions the following day

Sign up early! We have reserved cabin space for 20 scouts. If we have more than 20 sign-ups we will try to get additional cabin space but it isn’t guaranteed we will be able to accommodate more.

We will be staying in cabins at BSA Camp Alpine in Alpine, New Jersey, Friday and Saturday nights.  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. We will be traveling together and will stop as a group for both lunch and dinner. The scouts will be responsible for the cost of their lunch which will likely be at a New York Pizza place. Dinner will likely be a sit-down dinner and the cost is factored into the trip cost. It is recommended that each scout bring a small sling bag to the city to carry things they may purchase, additional clothing, etc., as the weather can be wide-ranging. We will be doing a lot of walking so make sure you have good shoes, water, and a few snacks to keep your energy up. Do not bring any knives.

Preliminary Saturday NYC Itinerary (some items may be changed based on group size, weather, and whim) 

  1. Staten Island Ferry to Battery Park. Views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline.

  2. Wall Street/Charging Bull and Fearless Girl

  3. 9/11 Memorial

  4. Intrepid Aircraft Carrier/Air-Space museum

  5. Central Park - Strawberry fields/Balto/Belvedere Castle, etc

  6. Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observatory

  7. Times Square




Klondike Derby Rescheduled to Saturday February 9th - New Sign up due by Thursday 7PM!

Posted on Feb 7 2023 - 8:08pm
The Klondike Derby is on! 
It has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday (2/11). Please sign up again to indicate if you will be attending. Everyone is welcome to sign up, even if you didn't sign up for the canceled event last weekend.

  It's Klondike Derby Time!  And it is the Zombie Apocalypse!  

 February 11th is the West Wind District Can You Survive the Frozen Zombie Apocalypse?!

Klondike Derby is an all-day event where scouts stock sleds with all the gear they need to conquer many challenges they will meet along their travels.

This year's Derby is being held nearby at Centralville Sportsmen’s Club, 308 Wheeler Rd, Dracut, MA.  Scouts should plan on arriving at 8:00 am.  See the sign-up form for more details.

 Sign-ups are due by Thursday February 9th at 7:00 PM


Canceled: Skiing / Snowboarding at Gunstock Feb 10th and 11th

Posted on Feb 7 2023 - 8:08pm

Due to low turnout, the Gunstock trip for this weekend has been canceled.  We will look for an opportunity in the coming weeks to hold a Troop ski/snowboard day trip.  If you were signed up for this trip please consider participating in the rescheduled Klondike Derby instead.

Skiing / Snowboarding at Gunstock Mountain Resort

Where: Gunstock Ski Area Gilford, NH.

Arrive: Friday, February 10, 2023, 8:00 PM at Gilford Youth Center

Depart: Saturday, February 11, 2023, at approximately 5:00 PM or when done skiing and ride is available.

Cost: Base cost plus desired ticket / lesson / rental options (see information sheet).  Base cost is only for non-skiing attendees or for Gunstock pass holders.

Base Cost: $16.00 (includes Friday cracker barrel, lodging, Saturday breakfast, snacks at the ski area, and donation to stay at the Gilford Youth Center.)

Meals: Friday night cracker barrel and Saturday morning breakfast are included. Scouts are responsible for bringing money for their dinner Friday and lunch / dinner Saturday.






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