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.

POSTPONED: Leadership Training at Calleva (Oct. 2-3)

Posted on Sep 17 2021 - 12:13pm

Due to the crowded fall schedule, we will be postponing the planned Oct 2-3 leadership training retreat while we reassess the calendar to determine the best time to reschedule this retreat.

2021 - 2022 Troop Dues

Posted on Sep 15 2021 - 9:52pm

Troop 8 annual dues for the upcoming Scouting year are $140.00 for the first Scout in a family and $100 for each additional Scout in a family. Annual dues for Adult Leaders are $25.00. Scouts tranfering from a Cub Scout to Troop 8 will pay $25. Dues can be paid electronically via PayPal on the Troop 8 website (use the Online Payments menu option in the left column). Alternatively, checks payable to "Troop 8" may be submitted to the Treasurer.

SIGN UP NOW: Canoe outing (Sep. 18 - 19)

Posted on Sep 13 2021 - 3:27pm

Sign up for September's canoe outing is now enabled. Please see the calendar event for all the details. Please note that all participants must have passed the BSA Swim Test within the last year. There are limited spaces available so sign up soon.

SIGN UP: Service Project to Help WCCC Book Sale (Sat., Sep. 11th)

Posted on Sep 9 2021 - 7:59pm

Earn service hours and help the Women's Club get ready for its Annual Book Sale by moving its storage closet full of books up to the stage. Please see the calendar event for more information and sign up.

SIGN UP: Eagle Court of Honor (Fri., Sep. 17th)

Posted on Sep 9 2021 - 7:59pm

The Troop is pleased to honor its most recent Eagle Scout, Sam Spagnolo. A Court of Honor celebrating his achievement will be held on Friday, Sep. 17th from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Meadowbrook Park. Please see the calendar event for details and sign up.

SIGN UP: Make up swim test (Thu., Sep. 9th)

Posted on Sep 8 2021 - 7:49am

There will be a make up swim test for those missed it. Please see the calendar event for more information and sign up.

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