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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.

Pinewood Derbies coming up!

Posted on Apr 15 2021 - 10:30pm

Pack 521 needs race crews on 17 April. If you are not bike riding come join the Derby Race Crew.

2021 Derby Schedule:

17 April- Pack 521 at Garret Park Nursery School – Need Volunteers

HELP NEEDED: Sam Spagnolo's Eagle Project (Sat., May 1st)

Posted on Apr 15 2021 - 8:24pm

Sam Spagnolo will be executing his Eagle Project on Sat., May 1st and needs 10 Scouts to help with building shelves for the Women's Club of Chevy Chase. Please see the calendar event for details and to sign up. SSL hours will be earned.

SIGN UP NOW: Bike outing NCR/YHT Trails (Apr. 17-18)

Posted on Apr 11 2021 - 7:49pm

Signup for the next bike outing is now enabled. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to register/pay by Apr. 12 deadline.

April PLC (Mon,. Apr. 12th)

Posted on Apr 11 2021 - 7:48pm

The April PLC has been rescheduled to Apr. 12th at 7pm Please see the calendar event for the Zoom link. First Class and above are welcome to join in the planning for the upcoming outings.

Bicycling Shakedown (Sun., Apr. 11th)

Posted on Apr 8 2021 - 5:07pm

The upcoming bicycling outing is scheduled for Apr. 17-18. Anyone who has not previously bicycled with the Troop or has not earned the Bicycling Merit Badge will be required to participate in the Bike shakedown, scheduled for Sun., Apr.11th. See the calendar event for all the details and to sign up.

SIGN UP: Summer Camp 2021 (Deadline Apr. 10th)

Posted on Apr 8 2021 - 5:07pm

Signup for summer camp at Heritage Scout Reservation, Farmington, PA is open until Apr 10. See the calendar event for more information. Scouts are requested to submit their Merit Badge selections by April 11.

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