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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.

SIGN UP NOW: Canoe outing (May 15-16)

Posted on May 6 2021 - 5:41pm

The details for our May canoe outing is up. Please see the calendar event and sign up and pay by the May 10th deadline. Please note that all participants must have passed the BSA Swim Test within the last year. We are planning a swim test on May 13th (details to follow).

CONGRATS: New Eagle Scouts

Posted on May 6 2021 - 5:41pm

Troop 8 is honored to announce its newest Eagle Scouts, Donovan Steadman Jump and Gavin S. McGonagle. Congratulations for an outstanding achievement!

Last Pinewood Derbies on 15 May

Posted on May 6 2021 - 5:41pm

We need volunteers on Saturday, 15 May for Pack 56. This will be the final Derby of the season. This will be an outside Derby with Cub Scouts in attendance.

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

Posted on Apr 25 2021 - 10:11pm

Sam Spagnolo will be executing his Eagle Project on Sat., May 1st and still needs a few volunteers 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.

UPLOADED: Photos of outings

Posted on Apr 25 2021 - 9:34pm

All photos from recent outings have been uploaded on the web. Click here to view and download.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Pack 8 Cross Over Ceremony (Sun., Apr. 25th)

Posted on Apr 23 2021 - 10:46am

Webelos IIs from Pack 8 will cross over into Troop 8 on Sunday, April 25. We need volunteers in welcoming our newest members and help out with the ceremony. Please see the calendar event for details.

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