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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.

SIGN UP NOW: Camp Henson (June 19-25, 2022)

Posted on Jan 13 2022 - 8:38pm

GT8 will embark for the Eastern Shore of DelMarVa this summer for a fantastic camp experience at Henson Scout Reservation. Camp Henson is a high quality facility located along the beautiful banks of the Nanticoke River and attending is a great way for Scouts to complete rank advancements, merit badges and have fun outdoors. Among the many highlights are water sports, outdoor skills, archery and handicrafts merit badges and rank advancement activities. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to sign up. A $50 deposit is due by February 1st.

Personal Fitness MB Sessions (Jan. 24th, Feb. 7th)

Posted on Jan 13 2022 - 8:38pm

Scouts interested in working toward the Eagle-required Personal Fitness merit badge are invited to attend two 7 p.m. in-person meetings at the WCCC on Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 - prior to the regular scout meeting. We'll aim to cover the PF classroom requirements and establish a plan for the 12-week fitness plan each applicant must propose and complete.

GT8 All-Hands Meeting: All Parents Welcome! (Tue., Jan. 25th)

Posted on Jan 13 2022 - 8:38pm

As GT8 nears its third anniversary, we invite you to join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 25 to hear a brief overview of the Troop’s history, current conditions and operations. After the presentation from Scoutmaster O’Donnell and committee members, there will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions and provide feedback. ALL parents are encouraged to attend.

Winter Sports MB

Posted on Jan 13 2022 - 8:38pm

Troop 8 - We are hopefully (assuming this snowy and cold weather persists) on for our downhill skiing and snowboarding trip on January 21 through January 23rd. As part of this trip, we are offering the ability to earn the Snow Sports Merit Badge. There is the need to display certain skills on the mountain for both skiers and snowboarders, but also some work to complete ahead of the trip per the MB requirements.

Photos from Nov biking outing

Posted on Jan 4 2022 - 1:34pm

Photos from Nov biking outing have been uploaded on the web. Click here to view all photos.

Troop meeting cancelled (Mon., Jan. 3rd)

Posted on Jan 3 2022 - 5:00pm

GT8 will not be meeting on Jan. 3rd due to inclement weather.

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