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Troop 8 has been a continuously operating unit of the Boy Scouts of America since 1919. 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 advancement program. 

Our program focuses on diverse outdoor activities that include backpacking, camping, canoeing, bicycling, skiing, and shooting sports. We attend summer camp and regularly have boys of 14 years and older participate in BSA-sponsored high adventure trips. The troop provides community service support to the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, Audubon Society, Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Capital Area Food Bank, YMCA Youth and Family Services, the Rotary Club Foundation and other local church, civic, and health care organizations. Troop meetings are held every Monday evening at 7:30pm at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Outdoor activities are conducted at least once a month.

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 information on joining, please use the active menu links to the left. While access to many parts of our website is granted only to members of the Troop (by login), we would be delighted to hear from any interested families.

Uniform and Gear Swap (Dec. 5th)

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 7:20pm

We will be collecting old uniforms, equipment and gear at the December 5th Troop meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Beach-Uhlman (jbeach@landowco.com / 301.370.8115).

SIGNUP NOW: December AT Outing (Dec. 17-18)

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 7:45am

Signup for the December hike on the Appalachian Trail is now enabled. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to register by the Dec. 12th deadline. All Scouts going to Philmont next summer are expected to participate.

Cit. Community MB Volunteer Opportunity (Dec. 10th)

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 7:35am

Any Scouts interested in working with Glen Echo Park for their Citizenship in the Community merit badge may wish to volunteer for the Winter's Eve event, an evening full of music, arts & crafts. See the calendar event for all the details.

Personal Fitness MB: Final Testing (Dec. 11th)

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 7:34am

The final round of testing for the Personal Fitness Merit Badge will take place on Sunday, December 11th. Please see the calendar event for more information.

Eagle COH: Jack Taylor (Dec. 11th)

Posted on Nov 30 2016 - 10:57am

On Sunday December 11, at 12:00, an Eagle Court of Honor will be held for Jack Taylor at the Meadowbrook Park activity building. It is located at 7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Uniforms are requested. Kindly direct any inquiries to Jerry Taylor, (301) 922-1229.

Did You Pay Your Dues?

Posted on Nov 30 2016 - 10:56am

A significant number of Scouts and adult leaders have not yet paid dues. As we will soon begin the process to recharter the Troop, dues must be paid to ensure your scout's continued membership.

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