Westford Scouting

History of Scouting in Westford

Origins of Scouting The origins of scouting date back to 1907 when Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the scouting movement in England. In 1909, Chicago publisher, William Dickson Boyce, was visiting … Read more »

Westford Eagle Scouts

Eagle is the highest rank in Scouting.  Currently, it requires a Scout to be active in the troop, complete 21 merit badges, serve for 6 months in a troop leadership … Read more »

Scouting Artifacts

Westford BSA Patch Historic Trail Awards. Established in 1956 to promote citizenship. It is awarded for studying about, hiking or camping along, or performing a service project on a historic … Read more »

Campfire Ashes

Campfire ashes stored in an old film canister CAMPFIRE ASHES   Ashes taken from a campfire are sprinkled into the flames of the next campfire.  The next morning, when the … Read more »