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

    Grace Baptist Church

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


Historic Eagle Scouts

Troop 29 Scoutmasters


Red Clay Creek

2021 - Curr John McNamara
2021 - 2021 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.