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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 2018, the 108th anniversary of Eagle Scouts, 52,160 Scouts earned the rank.
  • The average number of project hours per Eagle Scout last year was 153.1 hours.
  • In 2018, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17.32 years old.
  • From 1912 to 2018 - more than 2.49 million Boy 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. Sean McDermott - 2021
  2. Skylar Slaten - 2021
  3. Sean Hoopes - 20020
  4. Matthew Buczik - 2020
  5. Matthew Guckenberger - 2020
  6. Evan Sharp - 2020
  7. David Seeman - 2020
  8. Charles Sykora - 2020
  9. Ryan McWalter - 2020
  10. Andrew Embley - 2020
  11. James Walsh - 2020
  12. David Akins - 2020
  13. Ty Weir - 2019
  14. Connor Miller - 2019
  15. Toby Bulk - 2019
  16. Tommy Mauk - 2019
  17. Tyler Suchyj - 2018
  18. Sam Freer - 2018
  19. John Hoopes - 2018
  20. Kyle Lank - 2018
  21. Patrick Brady - 2018
  22. Danny Nakamura - 2018
  23. Sean McMann - 2018
  24. Joe Hackman - 2018
  25. Tuckerman Kunz - 2017
  26. Brian Akins - 2017
  27. Abhishek Tippabhatla - 2017
  28. Damian Whyte - 2016
  29. Ezra Carmody - 2016
  30. Michael Lan - 2016
  31. David Lank - 2016
  32. Alex Tam - 2016
  33. Aidan King - 2016
  34. Jack Bulk - 2015
  35. Drew Kobasa - 2015
  36. Donald Kerr - 2015
  37. Micah Freer - 2015
  38. Parker Phipps - 2014
  39. Christopher Owen - 2014
  40. Jasper Lee - 2014
  41. Michael Mariner - 2014
  42. Austin Spencer - 2014
  43. Hunter Suchyj - 2014
  44. Kyle Carrick - 2014
  45. Bryce Fender - 2013
  46. Matthew O'Brien - 2013
  47. Henry Paul - 2013
  48. Brandon Cordova - 2013
  49. Will Feuerhake - 2013
  50. David Fender - 2013
  51. Richie Lou - 2012
  52. Dakota Sams - 2012
  53. Peter Coyle - 2012
  54. Thomas Walker - 2012
  55. Kyle Garbacz - 2012
  56. Matthew Lan - 2012
  57. Matthew Schmittle - 2012
  58. John Lucas McNamara - 2012
  59. Malachi Champion - 2012
  60. Daniel Johns - 2012
  61. Matthew Walker - 2010
  62. Brandon Spencer - 2010
  63. Adam Osienski - 2010
  64. Shawn Fedetz - 2010
  65. Matthew Eitler - 2010
  66. Curtis Ramsey - 2009
  67. Brock Sumner - 2009
  68. Alex Gidumal - 2009
  69. P.J.Succoso - 2009
  70. Joseph Dise - 2007
  71. Brian Thomas - 2006
  72. Douglas St. Amand - 2003
  73. Christopher Cullis - 2001
  74. Andrew Bonis - 2001
  75. Daniel Richards - 1998
  76. John Aiello - 1998
  77. Christopher Williams - 1997
  78. Gregory Gilbert - 1996
  79. Keith McCallister - 1994
  80. Eric McCallister - 1994
  81. Richard Gilpin - 1994
  82. Jason Leach - 1990
  83. Kenneth Kaser - 1986
  84. Patrick Brown - 1986
  85. Joh Welch - 1985
  86. Michael Shellenbarger - 1985
  87. David Shellenbarger - 1985
  88. Zane Shellenbarger - 1983
  89. Boyce Bolton - 1983
  90. Tlaurent Cash - 1981
  91. Thomas DuPlessis - 1980
  92. Geoffrey Auer - 1979
  93. Keith Mathre - 1978
  94. Ralph Body - 1978
  95. Edwards Miller - 1977
  96. Donald Patterson - 1975
  97. Martin Hoenigmann - 1974
  98. Rob (George) Hilty - 1974
  99. Douglas Trost - 1973
  100. Thomas Orlofsky - 1973
  101. Glenn Matlack - 1973
  102. Rodger Gilbert - 1973
  103. John Douglass - 1973
  104. Stephen Armstrong - 1972
  105. L.Edward Phillips - 1971
  106. Robert Mack - 1971
  107. Thomas Leach - 1971
  108. Blair Culpeper - 1970
  109. James Frick - 1969
  110. Richard Githens, III - 1968
  111. David Culpeper - 1968
  112. James Ashby - 1967
  113. Gilbert Leigh - 1967
  114. Roger Schranz - 1967
  115. Gerald Albert - 1966
  116. Jeffrey Bowen - 1965
  117. John Frick - 1965
  118. John Graham, Jr. - 1965
  119. William Leedy - 1965
  120. Allan Graham - 1964
  121. Ralph Jordan - 1964
  122. James Kneisley - 1964
  123. Michael Levy - 1963
  124. Charles Moore - 1963
  125. Randall Jarmon - 1962
  126. Gerald McFarren - 1962
  127. William Reinhardt - 1962
  128. Erich Briggs - 1960
  129. Richard Minich - 1960
  130. Joe Reinhardt - 1960
  131. Bob Kneisley - 1959
  132. Arnold Levy - 1959
  133. Larry Kneisley - 1958
  134. Frank Gillespie III - 1956
  135. Leonard Williams, Jr. - 1956
  136. Richard Viman - 1955
  137. John Dallemolle - 1955

    Grace Baptist Church

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


Historic Eagle Scouts

Troop 29 Scoutmasters


Red Clay Creek

2018 - Curr 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.