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: Rock Creek Clean Up (Sun., Nov. 1st)

Posted on Oct 24 2020 - 8:03am

Troop 8 has an opportunity to participate in a Rock Creek clean up Sunday, Nov. 1st from 10am to 12pm. Please see the calendar event for more information and to sign up (max. 3 Scouts). Scouts should sign up on both the troop website and the Rock Creek Conservancy website.

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

Posted on Oct 22 2020 - 9:41pm

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.

2020-2021 Program Year Dues

Posted on Oct 22 2020 - 9:41pm

Troop 8 annual dues for the upcoming Scouting year are $140 for the first Scout in a family and $100 for each additional Scout. Troop 8 annual dues for Adult Leaders are $25. Dues can be paid using the Online Payments menu option.

REMINDER: Canoe Outing Waiver Form

Posted on Oct 15 2020 - 10:16pm

All participants including adult leaders attending the canoe trip this weekend must have the waiver filled out. Please print a copy and complete it and bring it with you on Saturday morning The link is available on the calendar event page.

REMINDER: Virtual Board of Review (Mon., Oct. 19th)

Posted on Oct 15 2020 - 7:51pm

A virtual Board of Review will be held on Monday October 19th. For GT8 scouts to arrange a BoR, please contact your Advancement chair (Ms Grabb). Please visit the calendar event for more details.

SIGN UP NOW: Canoeing Outing (Oct. 17-18)

Posted on Oct 10 2020 - 10:49am

The next outing is canoeing in Harper's Ferry. Please see the calendar event for details and sign up by Oct. 13, 7pm. Scouts must have recently passed the BSA Swim Test for this trip.

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