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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.

Virtual All Hands Meeting (Tue., Mar. 9th)

Posted on Feb 28 2021 - 5:31pm

On Tue., Mar. 9 at 7:30pm, we will be having a virtual All Hands meeting to review the troop's activities so far this year, discuss plans for the spring and present important information about summer camp. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Please see the calendar event for details.

SIGN UP: Flag requirement exercise for Tenderfoot (Sat., Feb. 27th)

Posted on Feb 25 2021 - 10:09pm

GT8 will organize a practice session on Sat., Feb. 27th for Tenderfoot requirement 7a. Please see the calendar event for details and sign up in advance.

SIGN UP: Summer Camp at Henson Scout Reservation (Jun. 20-26, 2021)

Posted on Feb 25 2021 - 9:42pm

We're booked for a week of summer camp adventure at Henson Scout Reservation in Rhodesdale, MD from June 20 through June 26, 2021. Henson offers many activities and merit badges. Please see the calendar event for all the details. Please make an appointment to have a physical before April 15, 2021.

POSTPONED: Fitness Test for Tenderfoot Requirement (Feb. 14th and Mar. 14th)

Posted on Feb 25 2021 - 9:42pm

Due to inclement weather, the monthly fitness tests have been postponed and will be held on Feb. 14th and Mar. 14th . Please click on the appropriate dates for more details and sign up.

CANCELLED: Hiking/Mountain biking outing (Feb. 20-21st)

Posted on Feb 15 2021 - 11:24am

Due to unfavorable conditions at Five Forks, the Feb outing has been cancelled.

CONGRATS: New Eagle Scout

Posted on Feb 3 2021 - 7:31am

Troop 8 is honored to announce its newest Eagle Scout, Sidney J. Flumbaum (#124). Congratulations Sidney for an outstanding achievement!

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