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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.

SIGN UP NOW: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge (First Meeting May 20 at 7:30pm)

Posted on May 16 2024 - 7:43am

Scouts are invited to participate in a Citizenship in the Community merit badge class this summer. Citizenship in the Community is an Eagle Scout required merit badge. The merit badge will combine group meetings, discussions, and individual work.

All Hands Parent Meeting and Gear Swap

Posted on May 16 2024 - 7:42am

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. This meeting will be held right after the normal GT8 meeting and is optional, but may be helpful for families of new scouts.

DUE NOW: Health Forms for Summer Camp

Posted on May 16 2024 - 7:41am

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.***)

Required Bechtel High Adventure Shakedown Trip (June 8-9)

Posted on May 16 2024 - 7:41am

All attendees to the Bechtel High Adventure are invited to attend the required shakedown, a canoeing trip at ASM Hamza's cottage. The shakedown is scheduled for June 8-9. Details are below.

SIGN UP NOW - Whitewater Rafting Outing (May 18-19)

Posted on May 9 2024 - 4:44pm

RSVP now for May's outing -- white water rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River. We will launch on Saturday at noon and the trip downriver is approximately 4 1/2 hours. Guides from the outfitter will travel with us in kayaks. Scouts will travel downriver in groups of approximately 8 people per raft over a number of class III rapids between slower pools to rest, recover, swim, and have fun.

Personal Fitness Test Scheduled for May 4 at 2:30 pm

Posted on May 2 2024 - 11:22pm

Scouts taking the Personal Fitness Merit Badge and any interested in taking the fitness test portion of their Tenderfoot rank should RSVP now for the upcoming fitness test on May 4 at 2:30 pm. This is the third fitness test for the Personal Fitness Merit badge. Scouts who are working on the Personal Fitness MB must attend this test. PLEASE RSVP TO INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN ATTEND. This test can also be used for your Tenderfoot fitness test requirement. The fitness test should take around 45 minutes and will take place at the Silver Creek Middle School, 3701 Saul Rd, in Kensington. We will meet behind the building by the fields.

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