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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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help HOSTING help other Scouts (Thu., Jun. 17th)

Posted on Jun 13 2021 - 1:29pm

Several families have responded to the call to provide temporary storage space for HOSTING, a non-profit that provides Scouts in need with camping and scouting equipment. We need to help HOSTING by packing up their gear and transporting it to the families that have agreed to accept these goods.Scouts needing service hours for advancement are especially encouraged to sign up. Please see the calendar event for details.

Eagle Court of Honor (Wed., Jun. 16th)

Posted on Jun 10 2021 - 8:06am

There will be an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony on June 16th honoring 2020 -2021 Eagle Scouts. Please see the calendar event for more information and RSVP by June 12th.

SIGN UP: Summer Camp 2021 (Crossing-over Scouts only)

Posted on May 27 2021 - 9:50pm

Signup for summer camp at Heritage Scout Reservation, Farmington, PA is open until May 29 for Scouts who recently crossed over. See the calendar event for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Women's Club Book Moving

Posted on May 20 2021 - 6:39pm

A service opportunity to help Women's Center set up for its Book Sale and move boxes. We need at least 10 Scouts. Scouts needing service hours for advancement are especially encouraged to sign up. Please see the calendar event for details.

Last Pinewood Derbies on 15 May

Posted on May 13 2021 - 9:24pm

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.

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).

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