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.

Summer Camp 2024 - Bus Ride

Posted on Jun 7 2024 - 1:38am

Troop 8 has chartered a bus to take all Scouts to and from Summer Camp and will defray a significant portion of cost. All Scouts should take the bus, and pay $55 per scout for the bus prior to summer camp.

Pavan Bengeri's Eagle Project

Posted on Jun 2 2024 - 9:04pm

Pavan Bengeri will be executing his Eagle Project on Saturday Jun 8th from 9am to 6pm and needs Scouts (who are 13 years or older) to help with installing a retaining wall.

End of Year Picnic and Court of Honor - June 3rd, 6:30pm

Posted on May 24 2024 - 5:03pm

On June 3rd, we will be meeting at the Meadowbrook Local Park, 7901 Meadowbrook Park, Chevy Chase MD, to celebrate our end of year Court of Honor.

No Troop Meeting - May 27, 2024

Posted on May 24 2024 - 5:02pm

Happy Memorial Day!

Canoeing Outing - May 18-19, 2024

Posted on May 17 2024 - 12:42am

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Troop 8 will canoe approximately 30 miles over two days, down the Shenandoah River from north of Harpers Ferry to Moulton Park. We will camp overnight on an island near the Route 7 bridge. Canoes, life vests, and paddles will be provided by River & Trail Outfitters. As we paddle this scenic river, we’ll navigate small rapids (class I & II) and ledges as well as traverse relaxing and mellow sections. We’ll wend our way downriver through the Shenandoah Valley and among the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah River excursions often include bird sightings of blue heron, osprey, egrets, and bald eagles.

All Hands Parent Meeting and Gear Swap - May 20 2024 - 7:30pm

Posted on May 17 2024 - 12:42am

Parents of BT8 and GT8 - please meet us on the terrace at the WCCC from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday May 20th. Hear from the Scoutmasters and Committee Members as well as our chartering organization, the Westlake Foundation.

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