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.

PLEASE NOTE: Change of meeting venue (Oct. 16, 23 and 30)

Posted on Sep 21 2023 - 9:49pm

GT8 will be meeting at the Silver Creek Middle School cafeteria on Oct. 16, 23 and 30 due to Halloween events at the WCCC. The start time remains the same at 6:30pm.

Please Pay Your 2023-2024 Dues

Posted on Sep 21 2023 - 9:46pm

Troop 8 annual dues for the upcoming Scouting year are $220.00 for the first Scout in a family and $180 for each additional Scout in a family. The increase from past years reflects addition of the NCAC $80 per scout fee that was announced on June 30, 2023 (see text following). We echo the NCAC's statement that No Scout Will Be Turned Away For Inability to Pay the Participation Fee; please see the Committee Chair (Natasha Leskovsek) or Scoutmaster to discuss available financial support. Annual dues for Adult Leaders, Committee Members and Merit Badge Counselors are $25. Dues can be paid electronically via PayPal on the Troop 8 website (use the Online Payments menu ). Alternatively, checks payable to "Troop 8" may be submitted to the Treasurer.

REMINDER: All Hands Meeting for Parents, Committee Members, Adult Leadership (Sun., Sep. 17th)

Posted on Sep 12 2023 - 11:10am

Please join us over Zoom at 7pm on Sun., Sep. 17th to review the GT8 program year and have any questions answered. Please see the calendar event for details.

BSA Popcorn Sales

Posted on Sep 5 2023 - 2:09pm

Do You Want to Support Scouting? Do You Enjoy Popcorn? Please consider purchasing and online selling some Trail's End popcorn in support of NCAC's campaign. Set up a scout account here to get started. Thank you!

HELP NEEDED: Henry Renfrew's Eagle Project (Sun., Aug. 27th)

Posted on Aug 16 2023 - 8:13pm

Henry Renfrew will be executing his Eagle Project on Sun., Aug. 27th from 11am - 3pm and needs 9-10 Scouts to help with building bee hotels for the city of Gaithersburg. SSL hours will be earned. Younger Scouts are encouraged to attend and see how these projects are organized and managed by an aspiring Eagle Scout

HELP NEEDED: Brooks Rand's Eagle Project (Aug. 5th and 6th)

Posted on Jul 25 2023 - 8:40pm

Brooks Rand will be executing his Eagle Project on Sat., Aug. 5th 12-5pm and Sun., Aug. 6th 8am - 12pm and needs 10-15 Scouts to help with fixing a prayer garden and a sandbox at the Holy Redeemer Catholic School. Please click on the date above for details and to sign up. SSL hours will be earned. Younger Scouts are encouraged to attend and see how these projects are organized and managed by an aspiring Eagle Scout

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