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We are based in the Chevy Chase / Bethesda / Kensington region of Maryland and provide opportunities for boys 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've been around since 1919 and our sponsoring organization is The Westlake-Troop 8 BSA Memorial Foundation. William Westlake was a 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 Girls Troop 8, and the Westlake Foundation, please visit our public website. This operational website is for our BT8 members and access is largely restricted.

Service Opportunity: WCCC Bonfire Monitors Needed (Oct. 22 &23)

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 11:02am

As part of the Troop's service to the WCCC, we are looking for Scouts to monitor the Firepit at their Halloween Bonfire Bash on Fri. Oct. 22 , Sat., Oct. 23rd.. We need 2 Scouts for each night. First class and above preferred.

Virtual Merit Badge - Salesmanship

Posted on Oct 14 2021 - 8:01pm

Earn merit badge and support fundraising for the troop. Scouts can earn the Salesmanship merit badge virtually. All requirements for the badge can be met by participating in totally contactless popcorn sales online. Interested Scouts should sign up on the calendar event page for the first session on Oct. 12th.

Animal Science Merit Badge

Posted on Oct 14 2021 - 8:01pm

Mr. Hamza will be offering the Animal Science Merit Badge. Scouts who are interested should sign up on the calendar event page. There will be a Zoom session on Oct. 13th and Scouts are required to fill out parts of the MB Worksheet before the first session.

Fundraise for Scouting by Selling Popcorn Online (Contactless Digital Sales)

Posted on Oct 14 2021 - 8:01pm

Yes! Fundraising for scouting is easy as 1,2,3…. Please support the troop by selling popcorn online to your family and friends.
Scouts can setup their "digital storefront" in five minutes or less.

SIGN UP NOW: Five Forks Outing (Oct. 16-17)

Posted on Oct 7 2021 - 9:19pm

Troop 8 will be heading to Five Forks Camp site for October outing. Sign up is now enabled. Please see the calendar event for all the details. The deadline for sign up is Monday, Oct. 11th.

SIGN UP: Fitness Test for Tenderfoot Requirement (Sat., Oct. 9th)

Posted on Oct 6 2021 - 6:54am

The monthly fitness test is a Tenderfoot requirement and will be held on Sat., Oct. 9th from 9AM. Please see the calendar event for more details.

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