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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.

REMINDER: Canoe Outing Waiver Form

Posted on Oct 15 2020 - 10:15pm

All participants including adult leaders attending the canoe trip this weekend must have the waiver filled out. Please print a copy and complete it and bring it with you on Saturday morning The link is available on the calendar event page.

HELP NEEDED: Sean Lacey's Eagle Project (Wed., Oct. 21st)

Posted on Oct 15 2020 - 7:50pm

Sean Lacey is hosting his Eagle Project at Chevy Chase Circle - Connecticut Avenue 10/21 @ 9 AM. See the calendar event for sign up.

2020-2021 Program Year Dues

Posted on Oct 15 2020 - 7:50pm

Troop 8 annual dues for this Scouting year are $140 for the first Scout in a family and $100 for each additional Scout. Troop 8 annual dues for Adult Leaders are $25. Dues can be paid using the Online Payments menu option.

REMINDER: Virtual Board of Review (Mon., Oct. 19th)

Posted on Oct 15 2020 - 7:49pm

A virtual Board of Review will be held on Monday October 19th. To arrange a BoR, please send an email to the Advancement chairs (Mr Herndon and Mr Krauth) and the BoR chair (Mr Phillips). Please visit the calendar event for more details.

SIGN UP NOW: Canoeing Outing (Oct. 17-18)

Posted on Oct 11 2020 - 9:16pm

The next outing is canoeing in Harper's Ferry. Please see the calendar event for details and sign up by Oct. 13, 7pm. Scouts must have recently passed the BSA Swim Test for this trip.

REMINDER: Personal Management MB Session (Mon., Oct. 12th)

Posted on Oct 11 2020 - 9:16pm

The Session will be from 7:00 - 7:45pm. Please visit the calendar event for more details.

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