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

    Grace Baptist Church

  120. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  121. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  122. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  123. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  124. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  125. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  126. 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.