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

    Grace Baptist Church

  121. Morgan Homewood - 1940
  122. Warner Merrill, Jr. - 1938
  123. Ivan Herr, Jr. - 1935
  124. Juan Kerr, Jr. - 1934
  125. Willard Sandeson, Jr. - 1934
  126. Edwin Manchester - 1933
  127. 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.