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 60 year bar signifying 60 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 60 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

2016 Eagle Class Size

"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 2016, the 106th anniversary of Eagle Scouts, 55.186 Scouts earned the rank.
  • The average number of project hours per Eagle Scout last year was 165.9 hours.
  • In 2016, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17.34 years old.
  • From 1912 to 2016 - more than 2.4 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. Tuckerman Kunz - 2017
  2. Brian Akins - 2017
  3. Abhishek Tippabhatla - 2017
  4. Damian Whyte - 2016
  5. Ezra Carmody - 2016
  6. Michael Lan - 2016
  7. David Lank - 2016
  8. Alex Tam - 2016
  9. Aidan King - 2016
  10. Jack Bulk - 2015
  11. Drew Kobasa - 2015
  12. Donald Kerr - 2015
  13. Micah Freer - 2015
  14. Parker Phipps - 2014
  15. Christopher Owen - 2014
  16. Jasper Lee - 2014
  17. Michael Mariner - 2014
  18. Austin Spencer - 2014
  19. Hunter Suchyj - 2014
  20. Kyle Carrick - 2014
  21. Bryce Fender - 2013
  22. Matthew O'Brien - 2013
  23. Henry Paul - 2013
  24. Brandon Cordova - 2013
  25. Will Feuerhake - 2013
  26. David Fender - 2013
  27. Richie Lou - 2012
  28. Dakota Sams - 2012
  29. Peter Coyle - 2012
  30. Thomas Walker - 2012
  31. Kyle Garbacz - 2012
  32. Matthew Lan - 2012
  33. Matthew Schmittle - 2012
  34. John Lucas McNamara - 2012
  35. Malachi Champion - 2012
  36. Daniel Johns - 2012
  37. Matthew Walker - 2010
  38. Brandon Spencer - 2010
  39. Adam Osienski - 2010
  40. Shawn Fedetz - 2010
  41. Matthew Eitler - 2010
  42. Curtis Ramsey - 2009
  43. Brock Sumner - 2009
  44. Alex Gidumal - 2009
  45. P.J.Succoso - 2009
  46. Joseph Dise - 2007
  47. Brian Thomas - 2006
  48. Douglas St. Amand - 2003
  49. Christopher Cullis - 2001
  50. Andrew Bonis - 2001
  51. Daniel Richards - 1998
  52. John Aiello - 1998
  53. Christopher Williams - 1997
  54. Gregory Gilbert - 1996
  55. Keith McCallister - 1994
  56. Eric McCallister - 1994
  57. Richard Gilpin - 1994
  58. Jason Leach - 1990
  59. Kenneth Kaser - 1986
  60. Patrick Brown - 1986
  61. Joh Welch - 1985
  62. Michael Shellenbarger - 1985
  63. David Shellenbarger - 1985
  64. Zane Shellenbarger - 1983
  65. Boyce Bolton - 1983
  66. Tlaurent Cash - 1981
  67. Thomas DuPlessis - 1980
  68. Geoffrey Auer - 1979
  69. Keith Mathre - 1978
  70. Ralph Body - 1978
  71. Edwards Miller - 1977
  72. Donald Patterson - 1975
  73. Martin Hoenigmann - 1974
  74. Rob (George) Hilty - 1974
  75. Douglas Trost - 1973
  76. Thomas Orlofsky - 1973
  77. Glenn Matlack - 1973
  78. Rodger Gilbert - 1973
  79. John Douglass - 1973
  80. Stephen Armstrong - 1972
  81. L.Edward Phillips - 1971
  82. Robert Mack - 1971
  83. Thomas Leach - 1971
  84. Blair Culpeper - 1970
  85. James Frick - 1969
  86. Richard Githens, III - 1968
  87. David Culpeper - 1968
  88. James Ashby - 1967
  89. Gilbert Leigh - 1967
  90. Roger Schranz - 1967
  91. Gerald Albert - 1966
  92. Jeffrey Bowen - 1965
  93. John Frick - 1965
  94. John Graham, Jr. - 1965
  95. William Leedy - 1965
  96. Allan Graham - 1964
  97. Ralph Jordan - 1964
  98. James Kneisley - 1964
  99. Michael Levy - 1963
  100. Charles Moore - 1963
  101. Randall Jarmon - 1962
  102. Gerald McFarren - 1962
  103. William Reinhardt - 1962
  104. Erich Briggs - 1960
  105. Richard Minich - 1960
  106. Joe Reinhardt - 1960
  107. Bob Kneisley - 1959
  108. Arnold Levy - 1959
  109. Larry Kneisley - 1958
  110. Frank Gillespie III - 1956
  111. Leonard Williams, Jr. - 1956
  112. Richard Viman - 1955
  113. John Dallemolle - 1955

    Grace Baptist Church

  114. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  115. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  116. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  117. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  118. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  119. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  120. Robert Cooke - 1932


Historic Eagle Scouts

Troop 29 Scoutmasters

Red Clay Creek

2008 - Curr. 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.