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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 experiance 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.

 

Supporting Scouting and Troop 437 throughout the year is easy...simply start your amazon.com shopping trips from our home page with this link or by clicking the amazon logo below and a portion of the money you spend will be given back to our troop to help support the Scouting program!  Please note - you need to click this link before you place items in the amazon.com shopping cart in order for the troop to get the benefit.

 

Vermont Camping Trip Quechee Gorge

Posted on Jun 18 2019 - 3:39pm

Trip Information – Quechee Gorge Camping Trip

Scout Troop 437

Westford, MA

 

 Outing: Quechee Gorge, Vermont Camping Trip 2-nights

Arrive: Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM at Quechee State Park

Depart: Sunday June 23, 2019 at approximately 9:00 AM

Cost: $50 includes: Food, Campsite, Hiking, Admission to Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Meals: Friday cracker barrel; Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and cracker barrel; Sunday Breakfast are included. Scouts are responsible for their own dinner Friday and miscellaneous expenses.

 

Sign-up Deadline: Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Please Sign and Return the Permission Slip with payment by the deadline.


The June trip for Troop 437 is a 2 night camping trip to Quechee Gorge, VT.  We will be tent camping at Quechee State Park. 

 

On Friday after site setup, we will have a fire and cracker barrel.  Note it is expected that people provide their own dinner plans on Friday.  On Saturday, in addition to all the meals and cracker barrel, we will be hiking around and exploring the gorge then visiting the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. VINS' mission is to motivate individuals to care for the natural environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.  Scouts will also have the opportunity to visit the Cabot Creamery Quechee Store and sample some of Cabot’s world-renowned cheeses and other Vermont specialties.  Scouts might wish to have a little bit of spending money for the store. Sunday we will have breakfast and pack for departure.  We should arrive in Westford before noon on Sunday.

 

In addition to the usual camping gear and clothes, remember to pack: suntan lotion, water bottle, bug spray, water bottle, rain gear, water bottle, scout handbook, and of course a water bottle. Scouts may need some extra spending money for dinner Friday, gift shop at Vermont Institute of Natural Science and the Cabot Quechee Store. 

           

Directions (travel time approximately 2 hours Westford)

 

For GPS please use this address: 5800 Woodstock Rd, Hartford, VT

 

Link to Google Map

 

Additional Information:

           

Information on Quechee State Park: https://vtstateparks.com/quechee.html

Vermont Institute of Natural Science: https://vinsweb.org/

Cabot Quechee Store: https://www.cabotcheese.coop/cabot-quechee-store

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Russ Ohanian, rohanian@gmail.com, cell (508) 395-5518

 

 

Time to sign up for summer camp -Deposits due now

Posted on Jun 18 2019 - 3:39pm

Spring is here which means it is time to start thinking about Summer Camp!  Troop 437's Summer Camp week is July 14th to the 20th.  We want to hear from everyone so we know if you are going or not.  Please see the attached sign-up sheet for details.

BSA Medical Forms - Everyone needs to submit medical forms to attend Troop trips

Posted on Jun 18 2019 - 3:39pm

The Troop needs to collect BSA medical forms for all scouts in the troop on an annual basis.  

For weekend camping trips the Troop needs Parts A aand B with parents signature completed.

For summer camp we need Parts A, B, and C with parents signature, Dr's signature, and a copy of the socut's medical insurance card.

For Philmont we need Parts A, B, and C with signatures, insurance card and the Dr needs to review the reisk advisory with the scout and their family.

All Adults attending Troop trips also need to complete the medical form.  Click on the button below to access downloadable PDF versions of the medical forms.  They are fillable PDF forms to help in completing them.

Support Troop 437! Start your shopping trip with the Troop's amazon.com link!

Posted on Jun 18 2019 - 3:38pm

Support Troop 437 by starting your shopping trips here.  Click on the Amazon banner or this link before you place items in your shopping cart, shop as you normally would, and the troop will receive a percentage of what you spent.  Remember to book mark the link for future shopping trips!  Thank you for supporting Boy Scouting and Troop 437!

 

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Flag Day Ceremony

Posted on Jun 12 2019 - 7:33pm
 
This Friday June 14th is Flag day!  The Troop will be participating in the American Legion Post's Flag retirement ceremony.  All scouts need to arrive at the Legion Hall at 5:30pm to prepare for the event.  The ceremony starts at 6:00pm and will last about an hour.  Scouts are needed for Flagfolding, Flag retirement, and Color guards.
 
Scouts should wear their full Scout uniform. This is a big event.  
 
The Westford Police Dept. honor guard and The Westford FD pipes and drums will play.

The two ladder trucks from Tyngsboro and Westford suspend the large garrison flag.
State Rep. Jim Arciero always attends.  As well as members of the Board of Selectmen.
The Scouts play a major role in this service as well as our post officers. 

Remember to bring your Scout Handbook!

Posted on Jun 5 2019 - 3:45pm

There are frequent opportunities to work on advancement at Troop meetings and campouts.  Every scout should bring there books with them every week so they are prepared to work on advancement.  Books are needed to know wht you have left to complete and to sign off requiremetns as they are completed.

Also, be kind to your book - put it in a large zip-lock bag so it is protected from the weather and other hazards when you are not using it!

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