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.

High Adventure Food Packing and Pack Inspection (Jun. 14th and 15th)

Posted on Jun 7 2022 - 12:21pm

For those Scouts going on High Adventure trip to Yellowstone, we will be organizing 2 meetings: packing up and distributing our food load (Jun. 14th) and a final pack inspection (Jun. 15th). Both of these meetings will be mandatory. Please see the relevant pages for details.

Summer Court of Honor (Wed., Jun. 8th)

Posted on Jun 2 2022 - 3:18pm

The summer Court of Honor (COH), where we recognize the achievements of our Scouts before the summer break, will take place on Wed., June 8th at the Meadowbrook Park Activity Building beginning at 6PM. Please see the calendar event for food assignments by names and sign up ASAP.

HELP NEEDED: Grant Shimkaveg's Eagle Project (Sat., Jun. 11th and Sun., Jun. 12th)

Posted on Jun 2 2022 - 3:18pm

Grant Shimkaveg will be executing his Eagle Project on Sat., Jun. 11th and Sun., Jun. 12th to remove/replace existing stairway and to add new handrail on The Appalachian Trail. He needs about 18 Scouts for each day. Please sign up for Sat., Jun. 11th and/or Sun., Jun. 12th. . Lunch and snack will be provided.

Fitness Test for Personal Fitness MB/Tenderfoot Requirement (Sun., May 29th)

Posted on May 27 2022 - 10:10pm

The fitness test for the Personal Fitness Merit Badge/Tenderfoot requirement will be held on Sun, May 29th at 9am. Please see the calendar event page.

UPLOADED: Outing photos

Posted on May 26 2022 - 10:32pm

Photos from the recent whitewater rafting outing have been uploaded on the troop website. Click here to view all photos.

Rank Advancement at June 8 Court of Honor

Posted on May 26 2022 - 10:32pm

Scouts looking to advance in rank need to complete all requirements, have their Scoutmaster Conference, and submit the handbook to the Advancement team to record completion. The Board of Review chair will be notified that Scouts are ready to have their BoR to complete the rank advancement. Advancement chairs will be at the BT8 Meetings to help expedite the process.

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