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.

Georgetown Scout Patch

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 5:43pm

You can get your very own Georgetown Scout patch by attending the upcoming Scout Day Game on 11/1/14 (Football game against Lehigh). Scouts get in FREE! Email sportspromo@georegtown.edu to register! See http://www.guhoyas.com/ot/promotions.html?1514409193.

Position of Responsibility

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 5:30pm

All Scouts (First Class and above) who turned in a signed POR request form have been assigned a position (see Troop roster). Scouts still wishing a POR must turn in a signed request form to the SPL or ASPL first.

SIGN-UP NOW: September Outing (Sept. 27-28)

Posted on Sep 16 2014 - 8:05am

Signup has been enabled for the September outing at Five Forks. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to signup by the Sept. 22nd deadline.

Use of Paypal

Posted on Sep 16 2014 - 8:05am

The Troop uses Paypal to collect monies for dues, outings, and high-adventure. While paper checks are still accepted (by the Treasurer), using Paypal on the Troop website greatly simplifies things for this all volunteer organization. Your adoption of Paypal as the preferred way to pay is very much appreciated.

2015 Scout Dues are due by Sept 30. (Dues to increase by $30 on Oct. 1)

Posted on Sep 16 2014 - 8:00am

1. Please pay dues for the 2015 scout year by Sept. 30!
2. Deadline: September 30, 2014. On Oct. 1, dues will be increased by $30, to $120 per scout.

Sept 8: Parent Committee Meeting Agenda: All are Welcome

Posted on Sep 7 2014 - 5:46pm

All parents are welcome to attend. Our agenda:
1. Welcome and overview;
2. Scoutmaster report: Jerry;
3. Dues are due!!!!!
4. Volunteers for Scout year 2014-2015!

BSA Troop # 8

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