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We are based in the Chevy Chase / Bethesda / Kensington region of Maryland and provide opportunities for girls 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 started in 2019 and our sponsoring organization is The Westlake-Troop 8 BSA Memorial Foundation. William Westlake was a Boys 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 Boys Troop 8, and the Westlake Foundation, please visit our public website. This operational website is for our GT8 members and access is largely restricted.

REMINDER: Amy Gustafson’s Eagle Project (June 15 at 10:30 am)

Posted on Jun 13 2024 - 12:43pm

I will be conducting my Eagle Project on Saturday June 15, 2024, at the Chevy Chase Library Meeting Room 8005 Connecticut Ave, (right across the street from the Women’s Club) from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. My project is for I Support The Girls a charity that helps unhoused women by providing bras and feminine hygiene products. I would like you to help.

No Troop Meetings over the Summer Break

Posted on Jun 13 2024 - 12:42pm

Congratulations on completing the 2023-2024 school year! We will not hold regular GT8 Troop meetings until after the Summer break. We will let you know when the first meeting is scheduled in August.

REMINDER: Citizenship in the Community MB - Town Hall Meeting June 12 at 7:30 pm

Posted on Jun 7 2024 - 9:08pm

All scouts working on the Citizenship in the Community Merit badge should meet at the Kensington Town Hall on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM to watch a portion of the Town Hall meeting and then discuss the meeting. This will be used to complete requirement 3.

Spring Court of Honor on Monday, June 10 at 6:15 pm

Posted on Jun 6 2024 - 8:46pm

The final Court of Honor for this scouting year is on Monday, June 10 at 6:15 pm. The Court of Honor will be held at Meadowbrook Park, 7901 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. This is also a celebration event for the end of a successful scouting year. Please invite your whole family to attend. The scouts have been very busy the past few months - many will be advancing and receiving merit badges. All scouts should come in their full Class A uniform with merit badge sashes if they have them.

DUE NOW: Health Forms for Summer Camp

Posted on Jun 4 2024 - 8:01am

All GT8 scouts attending summer camp must submit their medical forms to GT8 Camp Registration Coordinator Ms. Valeria Tortorelli (valeriat.allen@gmail.com) by May 1. The required form can be found on the calendar entry on the GT8 website. Specifically, Scouts need to complete the BSA health forms parts A, B, and C, as well as the NCAC Health Advisory form. (***NOTE: PART C OF THE BSA HEALTH FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY A DOCTOR.***)

Final Personal Fitness Merit Badge Meeting on June 3 at 7:30pm

Posted on Jun 3 2024 - 10:21am

Scouts working on the Personal Fitness Merit Badge must attend a final in-person meeting at the WCCC on June 3 starting at 7:30 pm (after the regular scout meeting). Scouts must bring their completed workbooks as well as their records showing what they did over the past 12 weeks for their fitness plans. We will finish discussing the final items related to the fitness plan and testing and sign off Blue Cards to complete the merit badge. IN ORDER TO GET THE BLUE CARDS SIGNED OFF, SCOUTS MUST BRING THEIR MERIT BADGE WORKBOOKS WITH ALL DISCUSSION ITEMS COMPLETED AS WELL AS THEIR RECORD TRACKING THEIR FITNESS TEST RESULTS AND EXERCISE PLANS. If scouts do not, they will not get credit for completing the merit badge requirements. Any scouts who missed prior meetings can also work with ASM Tucker to complete those items during this meeting.

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