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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.

 

Lonesome Lake Hut Hike and Overnight

Posted on Nov 16 2022 - 5:35pm

A winter backpacking trip! The hut is a short 1.6 mile hike over moderate terrain (with high probability of snow/ice). This is a chance to experience the beauty of the White Mountains without the crowds.

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) huts provide a unique experience -- we will likely be hiking in winter weather with the opportunity to carry a lighter load due to the hut’s amenities. No tents are needed, but a warm sleeping bag is suggested since the bunkrooms are unheated buildings. We will be able to use the hut’s kitchen for meal preparation, so limited cooking equipment is required. 

Outing: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia Notch. Trailhead is Lafayette Place Campground, Franconia Notch State Park

Depart: Abbot School, Saturday, December 3 2022, 7:00 am to carpool

Travel time 2 to 2.5 hours

Signups due November 3rd, 2022

 

Cabin Campout and Trailside Cooking

Posted on Nov 2 2022 - 10:38pm

Cabin Camping at the Nobscot Reservation in Sudbury / Framingham

The November trip will be Cabin Camping at the Nobscot Scout Reservation. From the campsite, we will explore (by bike or foot) the intended extension to the Bruce Freeman Trail in Framingham, MA. Patrols will discuss meal planning in the Nov. 10th meeting. Patrols will demonstrate and compete with their trailside cooking material planning and meal preparation, while visiting the Scout Reservation and hiking / biking on the trail.  

OutingCabin Campout and Trailside Cooking Competition

Location: 1 Nobscot Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

Depart: Abbot School, Saturday, November 12th 2022, 9:00 AM for carpool. Arrive at Nobscot at approximately 10:00 AM

Travel time 1 hour.  Signup due by November 3rd.

 

 

    

Troop 437 Open House and Outdoor Fun Day for AOL Cub Scouts, Girls and Boys age 11-17

Posted on Oct 19 2022 - 1:47pm
Does your child age 11-17 enjoy outdoor activities, camping, hiking and other outdoor skills and physical activities? Scouting is a great option for active youth who enjoy exploring nature and fun physical activities like rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, shelter-building and more. If your child is an Arrow of Light Cub Scout, a BSA Scout Troop is their next step!

BSA Troop 437 is a mid-sized troop with boys and girls from Westford and surrounding towns. We meet on Thursday evenings during the school year to learn new skills, and we do a monthly overnight (optional) that usually involves camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities like zip-lining, ropes courses, canoeing, biking, etc. or indoor activities over the winter. Scouts learn a variety of practical and leadership skills as they advance in rank. Many 437 Scouts have earned the well-respected Eagle Scout rank.

To learn more, visit Troop 437's Open House on Thursday October 27 from 7-8:30 PM and our Outdoor Fun Day on Sunday November 6 from 2-4 PM at the American Legion, 114 Dunstable Rd. 
 
See our informational video and visit our About Us page.

Fall Court of Honor This Week! (October 13th)

Posted on Oct 12 2022 - 10:26am

We will be holding our Fall Court on Thursday, October 13th starting at 7:00 pm at the Legion.  We will have a reception right after the court.
 
Scouts, Parents, and siblings are encouraged to attend to help us celebrate all the advancement that our scouts have achieved!
 

Scouting 101: What is a Court of Honor?

Posted on Oct 12 2022 - 10:22am

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.

Acadia National Park Super Trip

Posted on Oct 5 2022 - 5:41pm


Troop 437 will take advantage of the three-day holiday weekend with a trip to Acadia National Park with two nights camping at the Seawall Campground.

Saturday afternoon, we will setup camp, take a short hike, explore the coast, have dinner and have our usual “Cracker Barrel.”  

On Sunday we will have the choice of several different activities including:

  • Hike Cadillac Mountain and area trails
  • Hike Bar Island Trail
  • Acadia's Tidepools and Shoreline Exploration
  • Enjoy the first view of the sun as it rises on the US on Monday morning.

Depart Westford: 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 8 (Arrive at 2 PM) 
Depart Acadia: 10 AM on Monday, October 10

Travel time 4.5 to 5 hours

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