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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.

Eagle Court of Honor (Sat., Feb. 24th)

Posted on Feb 22 2024 - 10:32pm

The Troop is pleased to honor its Eagle Scouts - Yuta Ono, Diego Orrego, Henry Renfrew and Jason Termini. A special Court of Honor celebrating their achievements will be held on Sat., Feb. 24th at WCCC from 11am. All Scouts and parents are invited to attend this event. Click here to view the details and RSVP.

SIGN UP NOW: Conservation service project (Sat., Feb. 24th)

Posted on Feb 22 2024 - 10:31pm

We will be cleaning up the group campsites at Marsden Tract on the CandO Canal. This is a great opportunity to complete a conservation project which qualifies for both camping merit badge and advancement service hours. All Scouts and families are invited to participate. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Life-to Eagle Conference

Posted on Feb 15 2024 - 11:53pm

March 10, 2024 from 2-5pm
St. Mary’s Parish Hall,
600 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20852

The Potomac District Advancement Committee (PDAC) will hold an in-person “Life-to-Eagle” workshop to provide a brief overview of the requirements for the Eagle rank and the Eagle Scout Service Project. There will be a particular focus on developing the Eagle Scout proposal. The presenters will be Larry McNiece, District Eagle Chairman along with PDAC Chairman Herb Wong.

SUMMER CAMP (June 23-29, 2024)

Posted on Feb 15 2024 - 10:31pm

BT8 will head back to Camp Freedom in the Heritage Scout Reservation in southwestern Pennsylvania for a week of summer camp from June 23-29, 2024. It is important we get our roster as rounded out as possible before March 31st. Please read more details, register ASAP in the event tab, and make payment so we can add your Scout to the Roster.

Downtown Museums and the Mall (Sat., Feb 10, 9am)

Posted on Feb 8 2024 - 10:11pm

Please plan to meet Saturday morning at 9am at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. This is directly across the street from the WCCC parking lot. Please do not use the WCCC lot, they have an event there that we don’t want to disrupt. Pickup will be at 5pm at this location.

Personal Management Merit Badge

Posted on Feb 7 2024 - 3:25pm

We will start the Personal Management merit badge* at 7:00 on Monday, February 12.

This will be immediately prior to the regular Scout meeting. The meetings will last for several weeks and will be a combination of mostly Zoom and a couple of in-person sessions. The counselors for the badge will be David Isaac and Steve Jefferys.

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