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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. Logan Hahn - 2022
  2. William Worrall - 2022
  3. David Howard - 2022
  4. Andrew Kedash - 2022
  5. Ben Carroll - 2021
  6. Joel Harrold-Mansk - 2021
  7. Seth Freer - 2021
  8. Jack Rudy - 2021
  9. Sean McDermott - 2021
  10. Skylar Slaten - 2021
  11. Sean Hoopes - 2020
  12. Matthew Buczik - 2020
  13. Matthew Guckenberger - 2020
  14. Evan Sharp - 2020
  15. David Seeman - 2020
  16. Charles Sykora - 2020
  17. Ryan McWalter - 2020
  18. Andrew Embley - 2020
  19. James Walsh - 2020
  20. David Akins - 2020
  21. Ty Weir - 2019
  22. Connor Miller - 2019
  23. Toby Bulk - 2019
  24. Tommy Mauk - 2019
  25. Tyler Suchyj - 2018
  26. Sam Freer - 2018
  27. John Hoopes - 2018
  28. Kyle Lank - 2018
  29. Patrick Brady - 2018
  30. Danny Nakamura - 2018
  31. Sean McMann - 2018
  32. Joe Hackman - 2018
  33. Tuckerman Kunz - 2017
  34. Brian Akins - 2017
  35. Abhishek Tippabhatla - 2017
  36. Damian Whyte - 2016
  37. Ezra Carmody - 2016
  38. Michael Lan - 2016
  39. David Lank - 2016
  40. Alex Tam - 2016
  41. Aidan King - 2016
  42. Jack Bulk - 2015
  43. Drew Kobasa - 2015
  44. Donald Kerr - 2015
  45. Micah Freer - 2015
  46. Parker Phipps - 2014
  47. Christopher Owen - 2014
  48. Jasper Lee - 2014
  49. Michael Mariner - 2014
  50. Austin Spencer - 2014
  51. Hunter Suchyj - 2014
  52. Kyle Carrick - 2014
  53. Bryce Fender - 2013
  54. Matthew O'Brien - 2013
  55. Henry Paul - 2013
  56. Brandon Cordova - 2013
  57. Will Feuerhake - 2013
  58. David Fender - 2013
  59. Richie Lou - 2012
  60. Dakota Sams - 2012
  61. Peter Coyle - 2012
  62. Thomas Walker - 2012
  63. Kyle Garbacz - 2012
  64. Matthew Lan - 2012
  65. Matthew Schmittle - 2012
  66. John Lucas McNamara - 2012
  67. Malachi Champion - 2012
  68. Daniel Johns - 2012
  69. Matthew Walker - 2010
  70. Brandon Spencer - 2010
  71. Adam Osienski - 2010
  72. Shawn Fedetz - 2010
  73. Matthew Eitler - 2010
  74. Curtis Ramsey - 2009
  75. Brock Sumner - 2009
  76. Alex Gidumal - 2009
  77. P.J.Succoso - 2009
  78. Joseph Dise - 2007
  79. Brian Thomas - 2006
  80. Douglas St. Amand - 2003
  81. Christopher Cullis - 2001
  82. Andrew Bonis - 2001
  83. Daniel Richards - 1998
  84. John Aiello - 1998
  85. Christopher Williams - 1997
  86. Gregory Gilbert - 1996
  87. Keith McCallister - 1994
  88. Eric McCallister - 1994
  89. Richard Gilpin - 1994
  90. Jason Leach - 1990
  91. Kenneth Kaser - 1986
  92. Patrick Brown - 1986
  93. Joh Welch - 1985
  94. Michael Shellenbarger - 1985
  95. David Shellenbarger - 1985
  96. Zane Shellenbarger - 1983
  97. Boyce Bolton - 1983
  98. Tlaurent Cash - 1981
  99. Thomas DuPlessis - 1980
  100. Geoffrey Auer - 1979
  101. Keith Mathre - 1978
  102. Ralph Body - 1978
  103. Edwards Miller - 1977
  104. Donald Patterson - 1975
  105. Martin Hoenigmann - 1974
  106. Rob (George) Hilty - 1974
  107. Douglas Trost - 1973
  108. Thomas Orlofsky - 1973
  109. Glenn Matlack - 1973
  110. Roger Gilbert - 1973
  111. John Douglass - 1973
  112. Stephen Armstrong - 1972
  113. L.Edward Phillips - 1971
  114. Robert Mack - 1971
  115. Thomas Leach - 1971
  116. Blair Culpeper - 1970
  117. James Frick - 1969
  118. Richard Githens, III - 1968
  119. David Culpeper - 1968
  120. James Ashby - 1967
  121. Gilbert Leigh - 1967
  122. Roger Schranz - 1967
  123. Gerald Albert - 1966
  124. Jeffrey Bowen - 1965
  125. John Frick - 1965
  126. John Graham, Jr. - 1965
  127. William Leedy - 1965
  128. Allan Graham - 1964
  129. Ralph Jordan - 1964
  130. James Kneisley - 1964
  131. Michael Levy - 1963
  132. Charles Moore - 1963
  133. Randall Jarmon - 1962
  134. Gerald McFarren - 1962
  135. William Reinhardt - 1962
  136. Erich Briggs - 1960
  137. Richard Minich - 1960
  138. Joe Reinhardt - 1960
  139. Bob Kneisley - 1959
  140. Arnold Levy - 1959
  141. Larry Kneisley - 1958
  142. Frank Gillespie III - 1956
  143. Leonard Williams, Jr. - 1956
  144. Richard Viman - 1955
  145. John Dallemolle - 1955

    Grace Baptist Church

  146. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  147. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  148. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  149. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  150. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  151. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  152. 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.