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Pack 8 is an all-inclusive, family-oriented community. Pack 8 is welcoming boys and girls from Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2020-2021 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. During the COVID-19 response we are offering a primarily Scouting from Home program with limited, responsibly planned in-person meetings in outdoor settings only. 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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Pack 8 Dues: After your application is accepted, you will be provided login information and asked to pay your $125 annual dues by CLICKING HERE. Contact Pack 8 Cubmaster at cubmaster@bethesdapack8.org to discuss a scholarship, which is available. Pack 8 does not ask families to fund raise. Please pay dues by Sept 26, 2020 and add your cubs T-Shirt size when you pay dues. Dues include a Scout Book, T-Shirt, Boy's Life Subscription, and all program costs except certain events.
  3. Get Your Cub Scout Uniform: When you are ready, you can 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. Your Cub's Scoutbook profile will follow them throughout their time in Scouting.

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. Please go to the Online Payments Section of the website and pay your dues for the 2020-2021 Scouting Year no later than September 26th.

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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