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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!  Come 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 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.

 

 

 

 


Troop Meeting this Week Jan 20th will be Remote via Zoom

Posted on Jan 19 2022 - 7:26pm

Hello Troop!

 
Hello Everyone,
If you haven't heard already, this Thursday we are having a home cooking challenge, over zoom. This is a chance to get some experience in the kitchen, finish some requirements, and make something delicious!
 
To prepare for this event scouts should:
  •  Have ingredients for the group they want to join (listed below).
  •  Negotiate for space in the kitchen with their family.
  •  Set up a way to join a zoom meeting from the kitchen, ideally with a camera.
  •  Scouts will want to start with a clean kitchen and ingredients pulled out. 
 
We will be breaking into at least three groups, scouts may decide which group they want to join.
  1. Easier group for anyone who doesn't want to try really hard, They will be making Burritos.
  2. The mid-level group will be making Quesadillas.
  3. Advanced group for anyone who really wants to challenge themselves, They will be making Chimichangas.
 
Ingredients for the Easier group: Burritos
  • Protein
  • Bell Peppers
  • tortillas
  • cucumber
  • Cheese
  • Taco seasoning packet
Ingredients for the Mid-Level group: Quesadillas
  • tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  • Vegetables
  • Rice
  • Seasoning
  • Bean
  • Meat
  • sauces 
 
Ingredients for the Advanced group: Chimichangas
  • Tortillas
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Tomato (optional)
  • Mexican cheese (whatever kind preferred)
  • Rice, (pre-cooked)
  • Tomato paste
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin (optional)
  • Ground beef (or other ground protein)
  • Yellow onion
  • Kidney beans (optional) Spices (taco seasoning
  • Oil
 
Can't wait to see what everyone can do,
Ian
 
 

January Trip - Signups due today! Winter Trek Trip at Nobscot Scout Reservation

Posted on Jan 19 2022 - 7:26pm

 Nobscot Scout Reservation Site Hike and Trail Cooking 

Being outside is always exciting and fun even in cold weather.  However, It does require the proper gear and training.

This January 22, Troop 437 will return to the Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury / Framingham for a site hike and to learn trailside cooking.  We will arrive at Nobscot on Saturday, January 22 at 10 AM and arrange for a hike of the site.   Plan to be there as late as 4 PM, although we may finish earlier.  Scouts should be prepared for non-overnight backpack camping with trailside cooking gear.


Meal planning and a winter hiking discussion will be part of the Jan 14th Troop meeting

 

Nobscot Site Map 

 

Here is the link to the Information sheet:

Signup form: 

 

 



Prior to arrival please do review the Troops guide to cold weather camping.

Yours in scouting,


Mr. Casale

Merit Badge Monday reminder - Monday January 24th

Posted on Jan 19 2022 - 6:53pm

We will have our next Merit Badge Monday next Monday, the 24th of January.   We will Zoom into a Virtual Merit Badge Monday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

This Monday we are continuing the badges that were started on the 10th.  All scouts who started a badge on the 10th should plan on attending to continue the badges.

Updated Expense Reimbursement Procedure and Form

Posted on Jan 5 2022 - 6:09pm

There is an updated troop expense reimbursement process and forms. 

Please go here or click on the Expense Reports link in the website Menu.

Questions can be sent to: treasurer@westfordtroop437.us

 

Troop Meeting this week 12/23/21 Campfire and Iron Chef Competition

Posted on Dec 23 2021 - 7:55am

Hello Scouts,

 
A reminder that this week's meeting is going to be an outdoor campfire with an Iron Chef dessert challenge.  All the details are in the attached handout.  Remember - the challenge is for each of the patrols are supposed to create a delicious dessert over the campfire will minimal mess and cleanup - patrol boxes will not be available.  If you do need any special equipment please let me know.
 
For this meeting, please gather at the campfire down below - no need to go into the Legion hall.
 
Yours in Scouting,
 
Mr McKeen

Pinewood Derby Workshop - Wednesday and Thursday Dec 15+16

Posted on Dec 15 2021 - 5:48pm

For our Registered Cub Scouts

We are excited to see you soon!  Please remember to bring your Pinewood derby kit and your creativity!  Interested in getting a preview of what we will help you with?  Checkout our Pinewood Derby Workshop Handout.

See you at 7:00pm on either Wednesday or Thursday.  The event will be held at American Legion Post 437, 114 Dunstable Rd. in the upstairs function hall.

 


For Our Troop

This is an all hands on deck event, we need scouts and parents to help.  

For our 5th year, we will be hosting the Pinewood Derby Workshop.  The events will take place NEXT WEEK on both WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY evening.  

 
This is a big night for the Troop, and we need help from all of our Scouts and Parents.  We also need to borrow some of your tools 
 
The big ticket items that we need are Bench top drill press and band saws. We also need corded hand drills, a couple shop vacs, some C-clamps.  
 
I created a Signup Genius to track the help and tools that we need.  Please take a minute to sign up for a position to help.  You don't have to be an expert at anything to be helpful.  You can sign up for the General Help spot if you like.
 
At this point, it looks like we may sell out at 25 cub scouts per night.  There will be a lot of activity going on so we will want your help to ensure that it all goes smoothly.  Also, its a big night for our Scouts, so please encourage them to attend both nights.  
 
Signup Genius 
 
Thank you
 
-Brett Anderson
 
 

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