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

    Grace Baptist Church

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