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.

HELP NEEDED: WCCC Mulch Service Project (Nov. 21 and 22)

Posted on Nov 17 2020 - 8:15pm

As part of the Troop's service to the WCCC, we are planning to mulch the planting beds around the building on Sat. Nov. 21 and Sun., Nov. 22nd. We need more volunteers (10 each day) so please sign up!

Celebrate Veterans Day with American Heroes Donations and Help Fundraise for Scouting as well!

Posted on Nov 9 2020 - 8:34am

Trails End, BSA's popcorn fundraising partner has an exciting new opportunity to celebrate Veterans Day with new Online Direct bundles all featuring American Heroes Donations! You can support Scouting and our American Heroes by going to https://www.trails-end.com/shop

Virtual Board of Review (Wed., Nov. 18th)

Posted on Nov 9 2020 - 8:34am

A virtual board of review will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18th. For GT8 scouts to arrange a BoR, please contact your Advancement chair (Ms. Grabb). Please visit the calendar event for more details.


Posted on Nov 6 2020 - 7:05pm

In a last-minute call, the Potomac Divisions of the NCAC decided that Scouting is Food is happening, and it's happening now!

So for all those that need community service credit, here is an easy chance to get it. Attached is a letter that you can just print out, sign, and pass out to your neighbors (hand on the door, stick in the handle, leave on mailbox flag, etc). Please pass out the flyers between now and Friday!

SIGN UP NOW: Nov C&O Biking Outing (Nov. 14-15)

Posted on Nov 6 2020 - 7:05pm

Signup for our November bicycling outing (Dargan Gap, MD to Bethesda) is now enabled. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to register/pay by the Nov 7th deadline. Anyone who has not previously bicycled with the Troop or has not earned the Bicycling Merit Badge will be required to participate in one of the shakedowns.

Shakedown Trips for November C&O Canal Bike Trip (Oct. 31 and Nov. 7)

Posted on Nov 6 2020 - 7:24am

On Saturday October 31st and November 7th at 10am, the Troop will host biking shakedown trips for the upcoming November biking outing. A new Scout only needs to attend one of the two shakedown rides. We encourage participation in the first date (10/31) to reduce the risk of foul weather affecting the second date, and it allows for more time if there is a need for equipment upgrade. Please note this is a prerequisite for first-time Scouts attending the ride. We'll check to ensure proper riding equipment and bike readiness. Sign up for one on the respective calendar events.

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