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 2017, the 107th anniversary of Eagle Scouts, 55,494 Scouts earned the rank.
  • The average number of project hours per Eagle Scout last year was 152.5 hours.
  • In 2017, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17.36 years old.
  • From 1912 to 2017 - 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. Danny Nakamura - 2018
  2. Sean McMann - 2018
  3. Joe Hackman - 2018
  4. Tuckerman Kunz - 2017
  5. Brian Akins - 2017
  6. Abhishek Tippabhatla - 2017
  7. Damian Whyte - 2016
  8. Ezra Carmody - 2016
  9. Michael Lan - 2016
  10. David Lank - 2016
  11. Alex Tam - 2016
  12. Aidan King - 2016
  13. Jack Bulk - 2015
  14. Drew Kobasa - 2015
  15. Donald Kerr - 2015
  16. Micah Freer - 2015
  17. Parker Phipps - 2014
  18. Christopher Owen - 2014
  19. Jasper Lee - 2014
  20. Michael Mariner - 2014
  21. Austin Spencer - 2014
  22. Hunter Suchyj - 2014
  23. Kyle Carrick - 2014
  24. Bryce Fender - 2013
  25. Matthew O'Brien - 2013
  26. Henry Paul - 2013
  27. Brandon Cordova - 2013
  28. Will Feuerhake - 2013
  29. David Fender - 2013
  30. Richie Lou - 2012
  31. Dakota Sams - 2012
  32. Peter Coyle - 2012
  33. Thomas Walker - 2012
  34. Kyle Garbacz - 2012
  35. Matthew Lan - 2012
  36. Matthew Schmittle - 2012
  37. John Lucas McNamara - 2012
  38. Malachi Champion - 2012
  39. Daniel Johns - 2012
  40. Matthew Walker - 2010
  41. Brandon Spencer - 2010
  42. Adam Osienski - 2010
  43. Shawn Fedetz - 2010
  44. Matthew Eitler - 2010
  45. Curtis Ramsey - 2009
  46. Brock Sumner - 2009
  47. Alex Gidumal - 2009
  48. P.J.Succoso - 2009
  49. Joseph Dise - 2007
  50. Brian Thomas - 2006
  51. Douglas St. Amand - 2003
  52. Christopher Cullis - 2001
  53. Andrew Bonis - 2001
  54. Daniel Richards - 1998
  55. John Aiello - 1998
  56. Christopher Williams - 1997
  57. Gregory Gilbert - 1996
  58. Keith McCallister - 1994
  59. Eric McCallister - 1994
  60. Richard Gilpin - 1994
  61. Jason Leach - 1990
  62. Kenneth Kaser - 1986
  63. Patrick Brown - 1986
  64. Joh Welch - 1985
  65. Michael Shellenbarger - 1985
  66. David Shellenbarger - 1985
  67. Zane Shellenbarger - 1983
  68. Boyce Bolton - 1983
  69. Tlaurent Cash - 1981
  70. Thomas DuPlessis - 1980
  71. Geoffrey Auer - 1979
  72. Keith Mathre - 1978
  73. Ralph Body - 1978
  74. Edwards Miller - 1977
  75. Donald Patterson - 1975
  76. Martin Hoenigmann - 1974
  77. Rob (George) Hilty - 1974
  78. Douglas Trost - 1973
  79. Thomas Orlofsky - 1973
  80. Glenn Matlack - 1973
  81. Rodger Gilbert - 1973
  82. John Douglass - 1973
  83. Stephen Armstrong - 1972
  84. L.Edward Phillips - 1971
  85. Robert Mack - 1971
  86. Thomas Leach - 1971
  87. Blair Culpeper - 1970
  88. James Frick - 1969
  89. Richard Githens, III - 1968
  90. David Culpeper - 1968
  91. James Ashby - 1967
  92. Gilbert Leigh - 1967
  93. Roger Schranz - 1967
  94. Gerald Albert - 1966
  95. Jeffrey Bowen - 1965
  96. John Frick - 1965
  97. John Graham, Jr. - 1965
  98. William Leedy - 1965
  99. Allan Graham - 1964
  100. Ralph Jordan - 1964
  101. James Kneisley - 1964
  102. Michael Levy - 1963
  103. Charles Moore - 1963
  104. Randall Jarmon - 1962
  105. Gerald McFarren - 1962
  106. William Reinhardt - 1962
  107. Erich Briggs - 1960
  108. Richard Minich - 1960
  109. Joe Reinhardt - 1960
  110. Bob Kneisley - 1959
  111. Arnold Levy - 1959
  112. Larry Kneisley - 1958
  113. Frank Gillespie III - 1956
  114. Leonard Williams, Jr. - 1956
  115. Richard Viman - 1955
  116. John Dallemolle - 1955

    Grace Baptist Church

  117. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  118. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  119. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  120. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  121. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  122. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  123. 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.