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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 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.

 

Skiing / Snowboarding at Gunstock Feb 10th and 11th - Sign up by January 26th

Posted on Feb 1 2023 - 8:03pm

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.

 

 

    

 

Klondike Derby Saturday February 4th - Sign up by Sunday January 22nd!

Posted on Jan 12 2023 - 5:03pm

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

 February 4th 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 Sunday January 22nd

 



High Adventure Trip Sign-ups for Sea Base 2023 and Philmont 2024 - Sign up by January 16th

Posted on Jan 12 2023 - 5:02pm

Troop 437 would like to hold high adventure trips during the summers of 2023 and 2024.

Sign-ups are due by 1/16/23. Read all the details on our High Adventure Trips page.

For 2023 we are planning a Sea Base trek in the Florida Keys.

  • 6 - 7 day sailing and land-side adventure
  • Minimum age of 12 at the time of adventure
  • Open to both girls and boys
  • Sea Base High Adventure: Promo video
  • Participants in the Sea Base Adventure must be able to pass the BSA swim test.

For 2024 we are planning a Philmont Trek.

  • 12-day backpacking trek in New Mexico
  • Minimum age of 14 at the time of the trek
  • Open to both girls and boys
  • Philmont Scout Ranch: High Adventure Promo video
  • Participants in the Philmont trek must also participate in preparatory backpacking trips that will be held by the Troop to prepare for Philmont.

Pinewood Derby Workshops next Wednesday and Thursday! Please mark you calendars!

Posted on Jan 10 2023 - 8:03pm

  For the last few years, Troop 437 has hosted Pinewood Derby car workshops for area cub scouts to come and get help designing and building their cars.  This year our Pinewood Derby workshop will be a two-night on January 18th and 19th.  The 18th is a Wednesday evening and the 19th will be during our normal Troop meeting.  Please mark your calendars to make sure you can attend.  We need Scout and adult help at the events to assist the visiting cubs and to help run the tools.  More information will be sent as the event approaches.

On Wednesday, January 18th, Troop Scouts need to arrive  at 6:30 pm and will be done at 8:30 pm 

On Thursday, January 19th, Troop Scouts need to arrive at 6:45 pm and will be done around 8:45 pm

Cub Scouts coming to the workshop need to sign-up in advance and should arrive at 7:00 pm.

MetroRock Overnight January 6th

Posted on Jan 4 2023 - 5:48pm
The January trip for Troop 437 is an overnight Lock-In at MetroRock climbing gym in Everett (https://metrorock.com/everett-home).  Enjoy all the climbing you can handle (top rope and auto-belay), bouldering with top out options on some routes, optional High Ropes course ($10 extra, limited number of spots available), movies, midnight feast, and games.
 
We will meet at Metro Rock in Everett at 8:45 PM on Friday January 6th (belayers who need training should arrive at 7:30 PM). There will be climbing, fun and food late into the evening, comfortable sleep on thick mats, and a light breakfast in the morning. We will depart by 8 AM on Saturday January 7th.  All you need is comfortable clothes, a sleeping bag, and any games you want to play.
 
Cost is $65 per climber, and an additional $10 if you're doing the ropes course (limited spots available).  $5 for non-climbing attendees.  We need several adults and Scouts 14+ to belay; please sign up, it's a fun trip!
 
 
 
 
 

This Week's Troop meeting will be a night hike at the Kennedy Pond trails.

Posted on Dec 7 2022 - 6:11pm

This week's troop meeting will not be held at the Legion.  It will be at the Kennedy Pond trails (part of the Nashoba Brook Watershed) where the troop will hold a short night hike.  Please meet at the parking area at the end of Trailside Way at the usual 7:00 pm starting time.  Please bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather.  The hike will be complete by 8:30 pm.

 

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