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We are based in the Chevy Chase / Bethesda / Kensington region of Maryland and provide opportunities for girls from ages 11-17 to experience the outdoors, learn outdoor skills, provide community service, and grow through leadership experience in a well-structured program. We started in 2019 and our sponsoring organization is The Westlake-Troop 8 BSA Memorial Foundation. William Westlake was a Boys Troop 8 Scoutmaster for 35 years and bequeathed his estate for the benefit of youth organizations in the Washington DC area. For more information about us, including our history, our Boys Troop 8, and the Westlake Foundation, please visit our public website. This operational website is for our GT8 members and access is largely restricted.

Camp Henson Parent/Scout Meeting (May 16th)

Posted on May 12 2022 - 8:20pm

The Troop will be holding a summer camp information meeting for all attending Scouts and their parents on Monday, May 16th from 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm. (The regular weekly meeting will follow from 8:00 pm – 8:30 PM.) Please review the attachments included in this announcement. Copies will be available at the Monday night meeting. All are encouraged to attend, but it is especially important for all first-time campers and parents to be at the meeting.

Rank Advancement at June 8 Court of Honor

Posted on May 12 2022 - 2:05pm

Scouts looking to advance in rank need to complete all requirements, have their Scoutmaster Conference, and submit the handbook to the Advancement team to record completion. The Board of Review chair will be notified that Scouts are ready to have their BoR to complete the rank advancement. Advancement chairs will be at the Troop Meetings to help expedite the process.

SIGN UP: Whitewater rafting outing (May 14-15)

Posted on May 9 2022 - 10:37pm

For May's outing, Troop 8 will be whitewater rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River. Interested Scouts should sign up on the calendar event page ASAP.

Camp Henson Update

Posted on May 5 2022 - 4:51pm

Summer camp is just around the corner and we are excited! As of today, there are 21 Scouts registered! All Scouts that selected Merit Badges received their first choice for each period. A complete list will be distributed before camp. A couple reminders: If you have not paid in full ($500), please go to the "Online Payments" link now and make a payment. All participants (youth and adult) must complete Parts A, B and C of the health and medical form. To download the form, click here . All sections of the form must be completed. Part C is completed by a medical doctor or licensed nurse practitioner. Along with the completed form, please include a copy (front/back) of your insurance card and vax card, if applicable. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Beach-Uhlman.

SIGN UP: Citizenship in the World Merit Badge sessions (Mon., May 9th)

Posted on Apr 29 2022 - 1:30pm

Troop 8 will be offering Citizenship in the World Merit Badge in the month of May. The first session will be on Mon., May 9th from 6:30 - 7:30pm. Interested Scouts should sign up on the calendar event page. Please come prepared to discuss the relevant topics before the meeting.

SIGN UP: Scholarship Merit Badge Sesion #1 (Mon., May 9th)

Posted on Apr 26 2022 - 9:20am

Troop 8 will be offering the Scholarship Merit Badge. The first session will be on Mon., May 9th from 7pm. Interested Scouts should sign up on the calendar event page by May 6th and bring the attached worksheet to the session.

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