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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.

Rank Advancement at June 8 Court of Honor

Posted on Jun 2 2022 - 3:18pm

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.

Summer Court of Honor (Wed., Jun. 8th)

Posted on Jun 2 2022 - 3:17pm

The summer Court of Honor (COH), where we recognize the achievements of our Scouts before the summer break, will take place on Wed., June 8th at the Meadowbrook Park Activity Building beginning at 6PM. Please see the calendar event for food assignments by names and sign up ASAP.

Fitness Test for Personal Fitness MB/Tenderfoot Requirement (Sun., May 29th)

Posted on May 27 2022 - 10:12pm

The fitness test for the Personal Fitness Merit Badge/Tenderfoot requirement will be held on Sun, May 29th at 9am. Please see the calendar event page.

UPLOADED: Outing photos

Posted on May 26 2022 - 10:33pm

Photos from the recent whitewater rafting outing have been uploaded on the troop website. Click here to view all photos.

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.

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.

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