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

Parent Information Meeting May 16th during Troop meeting

Posted on May 15 2024 - 6:51pm
Calling all troop parents - Trying to figure out Scouting?  Have questions about summer camp?  What are all the ranks about?  Questions about how the Troop runs?  Come to a special parents information meeting for parents during the May 16th to get the inside scoop on Troop 437 and Scouting.  
The Parent's meeting will be held inside at the Legion hall while the Scouts are conducting their meeting activities outside.  If the weather ris bad and the scouts need to be inside the Parent's meeting will be the following week on May 23rd.
Parents of new scouts are particularly encouraged to attend but we welcome all parents to attend if they would like.

Boy Scouts of America changing their name to Scouting America

Posted on May 15 2024 - 6:51pm

The Boy Scouts of America is changing it's name to Scouting America.  This name change reflects the organization's evolution to support all youth in our community.  For more information see the official announcement and the Aaron on Scouting Blog Post

Scouts and Scouters - Please submit shirt size

Posted on May 15 2024 - 6:51pm

The Troop will be purchasing another round of Troop T-shirts for Scouts and Scouters.  To ensure we get the proper sizes please submit your shirt size using this form.

Purgatory Chasm - Sign-ups due Thursday, May 9th before the Troop meeting ends

Posted on May 8 2024 - 7:00pm

Sign-ups are due Thursday, May 9th before the Troop meeting ends

The May trip for Troop 437 will be a camping trip to Purgatory Chasm. Always popular with the scouts, this trip includes scrambling over glacial rock formations and through natural caves. For more information visit: Purgatory Chasm State Reservation Mass.gov.

We will be tent camping at Sutton Falls Camping Area, 90 Manchaug Road, Sutton, MA and driving to Purgatory Chasm for the day. Adults attending the trip will be needed to assist with transport to and from Purgatory State Reservation. We will arrive on Saturday mid-afternoon, set up camp, prepare dinner, late campfire and cracker barrel, before turning in. Sunday we will have breakfast, pack a lunch, head to Purgatory Chasm, then return Sunday afternoon. Carpooling will be available starting from and returning to ‘Mac-N-Choose’ on the North side of Rt 110 opposite the Whole Foods (Abbott school lot will be hosting the fair)

Outing: Purgatory Chasm Camping Trip, Sutton, MA.
Leave: 2 PM on Saturday, May 18th - carpooling from Mac-N-Choose for arrival around 3:30PM
Depart: Campsite 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 19th for Purgatory Chasm
Return: To Westford at ~ 2:30 PM
Cost: $30 includes campsite, Saturday dinner and cracker barrel, Sunday breakfast, lunch.


June Trip - Vermont Mt Mansfield Hike - Save the date!

Posted on May 8 2024 - 6:59pm

Please save the dates!  June 21st through the 23rd!

Our October trip to Mt Mansfield in VT was canceled due to bad weather.  We have rescheduled it for June 21st - 23rd.  This starts on a Friday and goes through Sunday.  It 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.  

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.

Bike Sale this weekend! Call for help Friday and Saturday!

Posted on May 1 2024 - 2:21pm

Hello Troop 437 Scouts and Parents!

This Saturday (5/4) is our annual Bike Sale and Sporting Goods Sale.  This is the only fundraiser for the Troop.  We have been collecting a lot of donated bikes and sporting goods and more will be coming in on Friday and Saturday.  The sale attracts a lot of people from Westford and surrounding towns.
To make this work we need everyone in the Troop to help out - that includes scouts and parents.  This is an All-Hands-On-Deck event.  This is a good opportunity for all parents to help support the troop.  It It looks like the weather will be nice and we will have a good time on Westford Common.  
There are many opportunities to help - please check out the signup link below.  
In particular, we need:
  • More adults and scouts to help Saturday morning during the setup, and the beginning of the sale which is always the busiest.
  • Baked goods for our bake sale
  • Anyone with a truck, van, or trailer to help transport bikes and sporting goods
Please sign up for at least one-time slot to help on Saturday.  The sign-up sheet is here: 2024 Bike Sale Volunteer & Equipment Signup. More details are in the mail below from the bike sale committee.
Thank you to everyone who has helped out already and those who have already signed up!
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmasters McKeen and McKeen

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