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.

UPLOADED: Photos from GT8 outings and activities

Posted on Mar 27 2021 - 11:11am

Photos from past outings and activities have been uploaded on the web. Click here to view all photos.

SIGN UP NOW: Adventure Park/Underground Railroad hike outing (Apr. 17-18)

Posted on Mar 26 2021 - 8:44am

The next outing for GT8 will be the Adventure Park in Sandy Spring and Undergraound Railroad hike on April 17-18. Please see the calendar event for more information.

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

Posted on Mar 25 2021 - 6:28pm

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.

GT8 Parents Meeting (Tues., Mar. 16th)

Posted on Mar 15 2021 - 12:18pm

On Tue., Mar. 16 at 7pm, we will be having a virtual Parents Meeting to discuss summer camp and opportunities for GT8 parents to get more involved in the Troop. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Please see the calendar event for details.

SIGN UP: Fishing Outing at Long Pond Farm (Mar. 20 - 21)

Posted on Mar 15 2021 - 12:18pm

The deadline for sign up for the next fishing outing is Mon., Mar. 15th. Please see the calendar event for more information. Scouts will have the opportunity to complete requirements toward the Fishing merit badge.

Billy Goat Trail Section A Hike (Sat., Mar. 13th)

Posted on Mar 11 2021 - 9:53pm

This Sat, GT8 will hike Section A of the Billy Goat Trail. Please see the calendar event for details/sign up.

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