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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: Fitness Test for Tenderfoot Requirement (Feb. 7th and Mar. 7th)

Posted on Jan 24 2021 - 5:15pm

The monthly fitness test is a Tenderfoot requirement and will be held on Sunday, Feb. 7th and Mar. 7th from 10 a.m. Please click on the appropriate dates for more details and sign up.

HELP NEEDED: Gavin McGonagle's Eagle Project

Posted on Jan 20 2021 - 8:44pm

Gavin McGonagle will be executing his Eagle Project on Sun., Jan. 31st and needs 25 Scouts to help with laying logs at a tent site near the Appalachian Trailhead Parking (similar to Donovan Jump's project). Please see the calendar event for details and to sign up. SSL hours will be earned.

Camping MB

Posted on Jan 20 2021 - 8:19pm

Scouts interested in participating in Camping MB this winter should contact Mr. Shimkaveg to get started.
Mr.Shonat is offering to counsel scouts in the MB.

Personal Fitness MB

Posted on Jan 18 2021 - 12:06pm

Scouts interested in participating in Personal Fitness MB this winter should contact Mr. Shimkaveg to get started.
Mr.Hage is offering to counsel scouts in the MB; he runs a youth fitness program on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 PM. His program is a great complement to the Merit Badge. Keep in mind the MB takes at least three months to complete. Scouts preparing for Philmont and in need of the Eagle-required badge are encouraged to participate this winter season.

Supporting our National Day of Service

Posted on Jan 13 2021 - 8:02pm

On Monday 1/18/21, the nation celebrates a national day of service. Please consider spending time on this day in support of those in need.

Scouts interested in participating in Homes Not Border's can sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/nationaldayofservice/event/369826/

SIGN UP NOW: Camping at Five Forks / Archery MB Outing (Jan. 23-24th)

Posted on Jan 11 2021 - 11:03am

Signup for our Jan outing at Five Forks / Archery MB is now enabled. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to register/pay by the Jan. 18th deadline.

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