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Troop 29


Troop 29's History

Troop 29 - 60 Year

A Long and Honored Tradition

Few troops survive longer than 25 years and get to wear a special year "bar" above the troop number on their uniform. Troop 29 is honored to wear a 65 year bar signifying 65 years of continuous existence. As a point of fact if it hadn't been for two breaks in Troop 29's history, one in 1920, and one in 1946, we might even be able to claim a longer heritage since the troop was originally founded in 1919!

Troop 29 Phoenix This isn't to suggest that the last 65 years have all been smooth sailing. Like any troop we have had good years and lean years as interest and leadership ebbed and flowed. In fact our troop emblem - the Phoenix - is a result of some lean years. Several years ago Troop 29 was down to only 4 scouts; not enough to charter for another year. Another local troop saw a fellow troop sliding toward oblivion and a group of those scouts decided to transfer into Troop 29. Thus Troop 29 "arose from the ashes" like the Phoenix of old.

The boys liked the Phoenix story and thought it fitting, so they adopted the Phoenix as their Troop emblem. With hard work the PLC has nurtured the 'baby phoenix' they saw rise from the ashes and have made Troop 29 one of the largest and strongest units in the Powder Mill District.

Eagle Scout Roster

"Once an Eagle always an Eagle" The title of Eagle Scout is held for life. There are no ex-Eagles; you either are - or you aren't. Being an Eagle is as much the state of mind that comes with adopting the Scout Oath and Law as a part of you as it is earning the merit badges or doing the project.

The honor of becoming an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also within higher education, business or industry, and within the community. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Eagle Scouts represent dedication, perseverance, and Scouting at its very best.

  • In 2019, the 109th anniversary of Eagle Scouts, 61,353 Scouts earned the rank.
  • The average number of project hours per Eagle Scout last year was 139.8 hours.
  • In 2019, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17.32 years old.
  • From 1912 to 2019 - more than 2.5 million Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.

Troop 29 honors those Eagle Scouts that have been a part of this unit by preserving their names for future scouts within the Troop to look toward as a model and a goal to aspire toward. We do NOT forget our Eagles. The spirit of the Eagle joined with the Phoenix lives within each of these men.

Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Eagle Scout Medal

  1. Seth Freer - 2021
  2. Jack Rudy - 2021
  3. Sean McDermott - 2021
  4. Skylar Slaten - 2021
  5. Sean Hoopes - 2020
  6. Matthew Buczik - 2020
  7. Matthew Guckenberger - 2020
  8. Evan Sharp - 2020
  9. David Seeman - 2020
  10. Charles Sykora - 2020
  11. Ryan McWalter - 2020
  12. Andrew Embley - 2020
  13. James Walsh - 2020
  14. David Akins - 2020
  15. Ty Weir - 2019
  16. Connor Miller - 2019
  17. Toby Bulk - 2019
  18. Tommy Mauk - 2019
  19. Tyler Suchyj - 2018
  20. Sam Freer - 2018
  21. John Hoopes - 2018
  22. Kyle Lank - 2018
  23. Patrick Brady - 2018
  24. Danny Nakamura - 2018
  25. Sean McMann - 2018
  26. Joe Hackman - 2018
  27. Tuckerman Kunz - 2017
  28. Brian Akins - 2017
  29. Abhishek Tippabhatla - 2017
  30. Damian Whyte - 2016
  31. Ezra Carmody - 2016
  32. Michael Lan - 2016
  33. David Lank - 2016
  34. Alex Tam - 2016
  35. Aidan King - 2016
  36. Jack Bulk - 2015
  37. Drew Kobasa - 2015
  38. Donald Kerr - 2015
  39. Micah Freer - 2015
  40. Parker Phipps - 2014
  41. Christopher Owen - 2014
  42. Jasper Lee - 2014
  43. Michael Mariner - 2014
  44. Austin Spencer - 2014
  45. Hunter Suchyj - 2014
  46. Kyle Carrick - 2014
  47. Bryce Fender - 2013
  48. Matthew O'Brien - 2013
  49. Henry Paul - 2013
  50. Brandon Cordova - 2013
  51. Will Feuerhake - 2013
  52. David Fender - 2013
  53. Richie Lou - 2012
  54. Dakota Sams - 2012
  55. Peter Coyle - 2012
  56. Thomas Walker - 2012
  57. Kyle Garbacz - 2012
  58. Matthew Lan - 2012
  59. Matthew Schmittle - 2012
  60. John Lucas McNamara - 2012
  61. Malachi Champion - 2012
  62. Daniel Johns - 2012
  63. Matthew Walker - 2010
  64. Brandon Spencer - 2010
  65. Adam Osienski - 2010
  66. Shawn Fedetz - 2010
  67. Matthew Eitler - 2010
  68. Curtis Ramsey - 2009
  69. Brock Sumner - 2009
  70. Alex Gidumal - 2009
  71. P.J.Succoso - 2009
  72. Joseph Dise - 2007
  73. Brian Thomas - 2006
  74. Douglas St. Amand - 2003
  75. Christopher Cullis - 2001
  76. Andrew Bonis - 2001
  77. Daniel Richards - 1998
  78. John Aiello - 1998
  79. Christopher Williams - 1997
  80. Gregory Gilbert - 1996
  81. Keith McCallister - 1994
  82. Eric McCallister - 1994
  83. Richard Gilpin - 1994
  84. Jason Leach - 1990
  85. Kenneth Kaser - 1986
  86. Patrick Brown - 1986
  87. Joh Welch - 1985
  88. Michael Shellenbarger - 1985
  89. David Shellenbarger - 1985
  90. Zane Shellenbarger - 1983
  91. Boyce Bolton - 1983
  92. Tlaurent Cash - 1981
  93. Thomas DuPlessis - 1980
  94. Geoffrey Auer - 1979
  95. Keith Mathre - 1978
  96. Ralph Body - 1978
  97. Edwards Miller - 1977
  98. Donald Patterson - 1975
  99. Martin Hoenigmann - 1974
  100. Rob (George) Hilty - 1974
  101. Douglas Trost - 1973
  102. Thomas Orlofsky - 1973
  103. Glenn Matlack - 1973
  104. Rodger Gilbert - 1973
  105. John Douglass - 1973
  106. Stephen Armstrong - 1972
  107. L.Edward Phillips - 1971
  108. Robert Mack - 1971
  109. Thomas Leach - 1971
  110. Blair Culpeper - 1970
  111. James Frick - 1969
  112. Richard Githens, III - 1968
  113. David Culpeper - 1968
  114. James Ashby - 1967
  115. Gilbert Leigh - 1967
  116. Roger Schranz - 1967
  117. Gerald Albert - 1966
  118. Jeffrey Bowen - 1965
  119. John Frick - 1965
  120. John Graham, Jr. - 1965
  121. William Leedy - 1965
  122. Allan Graham - 1964
  123. Ralph Jordan - 1964
  124. James Kneisley - 1964
  125. Michael Levy - 1963
  126. Charles Moore - 1963
  127. Randall Jarmon - 1962
  128. Gerald McFarren - 1962
  129. William Reinhardt - 1962
  130. Erich Briggs - 1960
  131. Richard Minich - 1960
  132. Joe Reinhardt - 1960
  133. Bob Kneisley - 1959
  134. Arnold Levy - 1959
  135. Larry Kneisley - 1958
  136. Frank Gillespie III - 1956
  137. Leonard Williams, Jr. - 1956
  138. Richard Viman - 1955
  139. John Dallemolle - 1955

    Grace Baptist Church

  140. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  141. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  142. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  143. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  144. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  145. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  146. Robert Cooke - 1932


Historic Eagle Scouts

Troop 29 Scoutmasters


Red Clay Creek

2021 - Curr David Kedash
2018 - 2021 John McNamara
2008 - 2018 Randy Spencer
2007 - 2008 Robb Lyall
2002 - 2007 Brian Miller
2000 - 2002 Dave Kirk
1998 - 2000 Frank Vucic
1995 - 1998 Geoffrey Rodgers
1987 - 1995 Carl(Tip) McCallister
1983 - 1987 R.M. Shellenbarger
1978 - 1983 Bill Bolton
1977 - 1978 David Evans
1975 - 1977 William Berger
1968 - 1975 Robert Schirmer
1965 - 1968 Luther Cauthren
1954 - 1965 Ralph Schranz
1953 - 1954 Edward Smith

Grace Baptist Church

1943 - 1946 E.M. Todd
1940 - 1943 Frasiar Montgomery
1930 - 1940 William Oliver
1929 - 1930 Meredith Starett
1928 - 1929 William Davidson, Jr.

Red Clay Creek

1919 - 1920 Robert Walker

DelMarVa Coucil Patch

Troop 29 Sponsors and Districts

Sponsor & District: From: To:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
Millcreek & McKennans Church Road - Marshalton, DE.
Marshalton, Delaware 1919 1920
Grace Baptist Church
Vandever Avenue & Church Street - Wilmington, DE.
Wilmington, DE 1928 1946
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
Millcreek & McKennans Church Road - Wilmington, DE.
Cooch's Bridge District 1953 1956
Capitol Trail District 1957 1977
Brandywine District 1978 1990
Lenape District 1991 1993
Freedom Trail District 1993 2010
Powder Mill District 2010 Curr.