Boy Scouts of America

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

    Grace Baptist Church

  126. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  127. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  128. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  129. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  130. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  131. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  132. 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.