Welcome to the Best of Bethesda Scouting!

Pack 8 is an all-inclusive, family-oriented community. Pack 8 is welcoming boys and girls from Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year. Our program offers fun and adventure as we make new friends, learn important life skills, and serve our community. New scouts are welcome to attend any of our meetings and may join at any time. Siblings are welcome and participate in all events. We generally meet the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes school in Bethesda. Cubs can also expect their age specific Den to meet once a month, and to have about one other Pack wide event or outing each month (i.e. service projects, camping trips, and seasonal outings). Please download the attached information flyer for more details. Login access to other parts of our website is granted only to members of the Pack, but we would be delighted to hear from any interested families. 

NEW CUBS ONLY - Joining Pack 8 for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year:

  1. Apply to Pack 8 Via the National BSA Website: Please complete an application to Cub Scout Pack 8 via the my.Scouting.org website by CLICKING HERE. You will be asked to establish an account with Scouting.org.
  2. Pay 2019-2020 Pack 8 Dues: After your application is accepted, you will be provided login information and asked to pay your $130 annual dues by CLICKING HERE. Some events (i.e. camping trips, special outings) and personal equipment (i.e. the Scout Uniform) are not included. Contact Pack 8 Cubmaster at cubmaster@bethesdapack8.org to discuss a scholarship, which is available. Pack 8 does not ask families to fundraise. Please pay dues by Sept 26 and add your cubs T-Shirt size when you pay dues.
  3. Get Your Cub Ready for Our First Pack Meeting: Please visit the National Capital Area Council Scout Store at 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 and purchase the appropriate uniform. The Scout store can affix patches for small fee. Uniform pants, hat, and neckerchief are optional.
  4. Accept Your Invitation to Scoutbook from Your Den Leader: You should receive an invitation via email for your Cub to join Scoutbook, and online tool to track progress and advancements and keep parents up to date on events. Your Cub's Scoutbook profile will follow them throughout their time in Scouting.
  5. Add Pack 8 2019-2020 Events to Your Family Calendar: Our complete calendar will be coming soon. You should also be able to see Pack 8 Den and Pack events via your Scoutbook app. Our first Pack Meeting it Sept 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes from 6:30-8:00pm.

For questions on the membership process please email our New Member Coordinator Amy Rose at membership@bethesdapack8.org.

RETURNING Families: Welcome back for another great year. If your Cub is already registered you do NOT need to reapply to BSA. Our first Pack Meeting in Sept 24 at OLOL from 6:30 - 8:00pm. Please go to the Online Payments Section of the website and pay your dues for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year no later than September 26th. We will be placing a T-Shirt order the next day.

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. 

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