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.


Posted on Jun 1 2023 - 2:07pm

Please keep working to get your medical forms completed for summer camp. All Scouts going to summer camp will need all three parts of the BSA medical forms complete.

Summer Court of Honor (Mon., Jun. 5th)

Posted on May 29 2023 - 10:02pm

The summer Court of Honor (COH), where we recognize the achievements of our Scouts before the summer break, will take place on Mon., Jun. 5th at the Capitol View/Homewood Park beginning at 6:30PM. Please see the calendar event for food assignments by names and sign up ASAP.

Rafting trip lost and found

Posted on May 29 2023 - 10:02pm

A few Scouts are missing some clothes, rain gear, a tent bag and a few other items from last weekend’s trip. If you have accidentally taken home anything that you think belongs to other Scouts, please let SM Renfrew know and we’ll try and get it back home.

HELP NEEDED: Yuta Ono's Eagle Project (Sat., Apr. 22nd)

Posted on Mar 27 2023 - 6:44pm

Yuta Ono will be executing his Eagle Project on Sat., Apr. 22 from 9am - 12pm and needs at least 10 Scouts to help plant trees at Marie Butler Leven Preserve, McLean, VA. Please see the calendar event for details and sign up. SSL hours will be earned.

Personal Management MB Session (Mon., Mar. 27th)

Posted on Mar 23 2023 - 10:11am

The third session of the Personal Management Merit Badge will be held from 7:00 to 7:30 on Monday, March 27th. Homework: All Scouts must fill out and turn in “Purchasing a Major Item” (Items 1a, 1b, 1c). Be prepared to discuss.

IMPORTANT: Summer Camp Payment Deadline

Posted on Mar 16 2023 - 8:56pm

Please ensure all Scouts who plan to attend summer camp (Jun. 25 - Jul. 1) are registered and paid in full by March 20th. The summer camp event page has been updated with additional steps that Scouts who will be pursuing Merit Badges must take by March 25th to plan their week at camp. We will only register Scouts for Merit Badges when they are paid in full. Registration opens on March 30th.

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