2018 - 2019 Troop Dues and BSA registration due by September 27th

Posted on Oct 11 2018 - 1:41pm

The 2018-2019 troop dues and BSA registration are now due - please bring a check to this week's troop meeting or send payment via Venmo

Troop dues remain at       $50

BSA registration              $33 
Total due by 9/27           $83 

Please turn in the payment by September 27th.

Arrow of Light Invitational This Sunday!

Posted on Sep 27 2017 - 10:12pm

Sunday October 1st is our annual Arrow of Light Invitational.  This is an event for Webelos scouts to come and visit the troop.

Arrow of Light Scouts and Parents - Please join us from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the American Legion Post 437.  The troop will be running a number of scout activities to give you a flavor of what Scouting is like and what makes Troop 437 a great troop!

Troop 437 scouts - Troop scouts should plan on attending in order to help run events and host our visitors.  Scouts will need to show up early to help setup activities.  Exact details will be sent out seperately.

Troop 437 parents - Troop parents are encouraged to also attend to be available to talk with Webelos parents about scouting and our troop.

Eagle Court of Honor - July 27th - Please RSVP by July 20th

Posted on Jul 9 2019 - 10:15pm

Please RSVP at this link

Eagle Court of Honor - July 27th - Please RSVP by July 20th

Posted on Jul 9 2019 - 10:19pm

Please RSVP at this link

Scout Troop 437 Invites you to a special


Court of Honor


To confer the rank of Eagle Scout upon


Patrick Cadogan, Nick Carpenter,


Richard Davis, and Clay Parr


Saturday, July 27th , 2019 at 1:00 PM


Saint Catherine of Alexandria
107 North Main Street, Westford, MA 01886


Reception following ceremony


RSVP by May 26th, 2019 at rsvp.westfordtroop437.org or via e-mail 

to rsvp@westfordtroop437.us  or phone 978-692-0054





November Trip, Day Hiking Cannon Mountain, Nov 16

Posted on Nov 13 2019 - 9:05pm
With consideration of the forecast for this weekend and discussion with the committee, we have decided to downgrade this weekend's trip to a day hike.  
It is expected to be very cold on Saturday, such that it would not be safe to camp without cold weather gear, which most scouts do not own.  However, a winter hike is still within reach.  
If you were reluctant to join us for the camping trip, please reconsider and join us for the day hike.  It will be lots of fun.  
Be Prepared!  It will be snowing this week in the area and be cold on Saturday with the high around 20F, so plan ahead.  
  • Snow boots, 
  • hiking socks
  • snow pants, 
  • several layers of shirts, sweaters, and jackets, 
  • hat, 
  • ski gloves, 
  • thin gloves
  • and a backpack to put it all in. 
  • And no cotton please (Seriously, no cotton pants or sweatshirts or jackets)
And bring food and water.  Bars are best. (Cliff bars are my favorite) Things you can eat with your gloves on. Sandwiches are good too.  
Snow!  Though I don't expect to see a lot of snow, It will be worth having something to keep you feet from slipping.  Bring your snowshoes, or micro spikes. 
 Buy Micro-spikes here They are cheap and effective. you will use them for years to come.  I have a few extra sets.  let me know if you want to borrow one.  
We will be meeting at Abbot School at 7am, as was the original plan, returning late afternoon/early evening.  
The trip fees will be refunded for those who have already paid, as this will no longer have any expenses.  But the scouts will need a few bucks in case we stop for dinner on the way home.  
Please feel free to ask any questions about the trip or what to bring etc.  I am here to help.
Yours in Scouting, 
-Mr. Anderson

Parent Information Meeting during this Week's Troop meeting

Posted on Apr 10 2019 - 8:04pm
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 this week's Troop meeting 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.
Parents of new scouts are particularly encouraged to attend but we welcome all parents to attend if they would like.

"Fire and Ice" - West Wind District Klondike Derby

Jan 30 2016 - 8:00am
Jan 30 2016 - 4:00pm
East Boston Camps

"New" 2016 Rank Requirements now mandatory for all Scouts

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 9:52pm

At the start of 2016 the BSA released updated rank requirements and provided a year long transition period.  That period is now over and all Scouts must use the new requirements.

For scouts with old handbooks (almost everyone in the troop who did't join this year) you can print out a new Rank Requirements Insert and staple or paperclip it in whole or just select pages into your handbook.  Once you have the new requirements insert you can work with older scouts or the Scoutmaster to transfer requirements you have completed into the new insert.

If you have any questions please contact the Scoutmaster.

*Special Location* Troop Meeting - Service project to support Eliot meal program

Oct 28 2010 - 7:00pm
Oct 28 2010 - 8:30pm
St. Marks Church

2016-2017 Troop Dues and BSA registration overdue - please submit this week

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 9:35pm

2016-2017 yearly troop dues and BSA registration fees are past due.  Troop dues are  $50 and the BSA registration fee is $26.  An optional Boys Life magazine subscription can be added on for an additional $12.  These fees can be paid by one check made payable to Troop 437 and need to be turned in by October 13th.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Carpenter (treasurer) or Mr. Barnard (Committee Chair).