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.

Winter Court of Honor (Mon., Mar. 27th)

Posted on Mar 23 2023 - 6:52pm

GT8 will be hosting a Court of Honor on March 27th from 7:30pm at Silver Creek Middle School to recognize advancement and the award of merit badges. All parents and Scouts are encouraged to attend.

Sea Base 2023 - Final Payment Due by April 13th

Posted on Mar 23 2023 - 6:02pm

Sea Base participants be on the lookout for an email from Judy Beach-Uhlman with the final amount due.

MERIT BADGE SELECTIONS DUE 3/27: Camp Henson (June 18-24, 2023)

Posted on Mar 23 2023 - 5:51pm

Scouts and parents, please review the Henson Merit Badge schedule attached. First year campers 13 and under who have not completed the requirements for the Tenderfoot rank will participate in the Brownsea program. Scouts not participating in the Brownsea program will select merit badges from the program schedule. Please complete the Merit Badge Selection Form attached by March 27th. If you have any questions, please email Judy Beach-Uhlman, Camp Coordinator.

SIGN UP NOW: Horseback riding outing (Mar. 18-19)

Posted on Mar 8 2023 - 5:20pm

This month, Scouts will have a chance to learn about horsemanship, horse riding, and farm life camping overnight at a family run working farm in Maryland. The fee for the outing is $100. Please see the calendar event for all the details including the waiver form.

2024 High Adventure at Bechtel Reserve (July 21-27, 2024)

Posted on Mar 8 2023 - 5:19pm

GT8 will be going to Bechtel Reserve at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base in the wilds of West Virginia, about 320 miles from us. This is a seven-day/six-night program. It consists of half-day introductory level experiences at each of the nine Summit high adventure venues. If you are interested in participating, please see ASM Iqbal Hamza or SM O'Donnell on Monday.

SIGN UP NOW: Camp Henson (June 18-24, 2023)

Posted on Mar 8 2023 - 4:09pm

GT8 will embark for the Eastern Shore of DelMarVa this summer for a fantastic camp experience at Henson Scout Reservation. Camp Henson is located along the beautiful banks of the Nanticoke River and attending is a great way for Scouts to complete rank advancements, merit badges and have fun outdoors. Among the many highlights are water sports, outdoor skills, archery and handicrafts merit badges and rank advancement activities. Please see the calendar event for all the details and to sign up. A $75 deposit is due by January 27th.

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