Troop 9 History

Troop 9 History

Troop 9 was founded in October 1977 by a group of concerned citizens.   Our  philosophy has been to provide the youth of Plymouth an opportunity to experience the outdoors, learn to be self-sufficient and develop leadership skills.  The scouts will be assisted by the adult leadership and the scout leadership corps.  The troop endeavors to make your son’s experiences safe and enjoyable.

A scout will be given every opportunity to earn merit badges and achieve various rank advancements, leading up to the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.  To date, 70 of our scouts have earned this prestigious award.  We believe our troop has a distinct honor in that four of our Eagle Scouts were in attendance at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis at the same time.  Those four scouts were James Crimmins, Brian Giracca, Craig Tessin and Clark “Chip” Wrye, IV.

Troop 9 has been fortunate to have had many dedicated and unselfish leaders.   The following men  have served the troop as Scoutmaster, Vincent Best, Jack Burke, Ray Burton, David Coutts, Bruce Flockton, Paul Gilgan, Paul Grueter, Kevin Osborne, Tom Silvia, Roger Sullivan, Pete Westberg Mike Young, Bryan Belsito and current Scoutmaster, Jim McCormack.  Troop 9 adult leaders are or have been active in the community serving on local government boards, church committees and in various capacities in numerous Plymouth youth sports programs.  Thirteen adult leaders have been recognized  by the District for their contributions to the scouting program and have received the District Award of Merit.  In addition, four leaders have been awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a Council can present to an adult volunteer, in recognition for their service to youth and their communities.

These adult leaders, along with our present leadership, have been instrumental in maintaining our record of scouting  accomplishments  and providing our scouts with a memorable scouting experience.

Beginning in 2002, the Troop’s Executive Board and adult leaders had discussed finding a Chartering Partner.  During the summer of  2004, the Troop’s Executive Board decided  to discuss with the Plymouth VFW Chapter #1822 about their becoming Troop 9’s Chartering Partner.  The troop’s adult leadership believed that they would enhance the scouting program by providing resources that were previously unavailable to the troop and provided the troop with the continuity it was seeking.  In addition, VFW Post #1822 is the Chartering Partner to the troop’s main feeder Pack, the former Pack 42.

We are pleased to report that VFW Post #1822 agreed in July 2004 to be the Chartering Partner for Troop 9.

 

 

TROOP 9 EAGLE SCOUTS

Mark C. Foudy                                           Gerald A. Souza

January 30, 1997                                        January 17, 2004

Erik W. Westberg                                                       Andrew R. Brophy

January 30, 1997                                        January 17, 2004

Stephen A. Vining                                                       Kristopher J. Greer

August 26, 1997                                        January 17, 2004

William F. Cravens                                 Steven F. Cox

August 26, 1997                                        March 11, 2004

Craig R. Benoit                                        Patrick J. “PJ” Burke

August 26, 1997                                        September 25, 2005

Andrew T. Silvia                                       Brett M. Eno

September 20, 1998                                   October 27, 2005

Christopher T. Page                                Joshua D. Souza

September 20, 1998                                   October 27, 2005

Gregory J. Thomas                                 Theodore G. Souza

October 4, 1998                                         November 26, 2005

Justin T. Messier                                      Joseph L. Verzone

August 6 1999                                           May 18, 2006

Stephen P Young                                       Nathan S. Vickstrom

August 6 1999                                           May 18, 2006

Matthew J. Burke                                     Michael L. Gigliotti

October 31, 1999                                       June 22, 2006

Steven Fitzgerald                                       Sean P. Baker

March 14, 2000                                          October 23, 2006

Peter Greenwood                                      Kevin J. Arruda

December 19, 2000                                                      November 27, 2006

Kevin J. Burke                                           Sean R. Cornwell

December 3, 2001                                      March 10, 2007

David L. Arruda                                       John B Gallant, IV

February 28, 2002                                     September 12, 2007

Joshua Greer                                             Nicholas B. Belsito

June 16, 2002                                              January 23, 2008

Eugene C. Irvine, III                               Joseph M. Osborne

July 30, 2002                                              February 27, 2008

Coleman J. Nitroy                                                     Joseph A. Belsito

March 17, 2003                                          July 13, 2010

Steven W. Coutts                                       Jayson R. Naidoo

August 7, 2003                                          December 14, 2010

 

Mark C. Foudy                                           Gerald A. Souza

January 30, 1997                                        January 17, 2004

Erik W. Westberg                                                       Andrew R. Brophy

January 30, 1997                                        January 17, 2004

Stephen A. Vining                                                       Kristopher J. Greer

August 26, 1997                                        January 17, 2004

William F. Cravens                                 Steven F. Cox

August 26, 1997                                        March 11, 2004

Craig R. Benoit                                        Patrick J. “PJ” Burke

August 26, 1997                                        September 25, 2005

Andrew T. Silvia                                       Brett M. Eno

September 20, 1998                                   October 27, 2005

Christopher T. Page                                Joshua D. Souza

September 20, 1998                                   October 27, 2005

Gregory J. Thomas                                 Theodore G. Souza

October 4, 1998                                         November 26, 2005

Justin T. Messier                                      Joseph L. Verzone

August 6 1999                                           May 18, 2006

Stephen P Young                                       Nathan S. Vickstrom

August 6 1999                                           May 18, 2006

Matthew J. Burke                                     Michael L. Gigliotti

October 31, 1999                                       June 22, 2006

Steven Fitzgerald                                       Sean P. Baker

March 14, 2000                                          October 23, 2006

Peter Greenwood                                      Kevin J. Arruda

December 19, 2000                                                      November 27, 2006

Kevin J. Burke                                           Sean R. Cornwell

December 3, 2001                                      March 10, 2007

David L. Arruda                                       John B Gallant, IV

February 28, 2002                                     September 12, 2007

Joshua Greer                                             Nicholas B. Belsito

June 16, 2002                                              January 23, 2008

Eugene C. Irvine, III                               Joseph M. Osborne

July 30, 2002                                              February 27, 2008

Coleman J. Nitroy                                                     Joseph A. Belsito

March 17, 2003                                          July 13, 2010

Steven W. Coutts                                       Jayson R. Naidoo

August 7, 2003                                          December 14, 2010

Laurence W. Sullivan                             

March 5, 1978

James B. Hale                                           Edward C. “Ted” Kenney, III

August 1, 1981                                                            April 22, 1991

Dean R. Maloney                                                        Adam C. Blaisdell                

November 2, 1982                                                       June 17, 1991

Carl J. Woodworth                                                    Stephen W. Martin

July 2, 1983                                                                   September 16, 1991

Timothy B. Alosi                                                        Jeffrey E. A. Capen              

November 18, 1983                                                                       April 27, 1992

Edward P. Swirbalus, III                                         Dale M. Rippon    

November 8, 1984                                                       August 16, 1992

David W. MacDonald                                               William C. Wrye

July 24, 1985                                                                May 16, 1993

Paul E. Finnegan, III                                                 Adam T. Silvia

December 12, 1985                                                                        June 29, 1993

S. Rodman Schnell                                                     Edward S. Glebus, Jr

August 13, 1986                                                          November 14, 1993

Jeffrey W. Burton                                                                        Christopher M. Howard

August 24, 1986                                                          December 9, 1993

Trevor D. Best                                                             Matthew D. Thomas.            

January 28, 1987                                                          January 24, 1994

Timothy Hale                                                               Gregory E. Coutts.

June 4, 1987                                                                  April 15, 1994

Scott R. Olsson                                                            David G. Conner 

March 10, 1988                                                            May 16, 1994

W. Clark “Chip” Wrye, IV                                     Ronald G. Mederios

March 21, 1988                                                            May 16, 1994

Douglas W. Coutts                                                    Michael G. Allen

November 25, 1988                                                                       June 13, 1994

Craig R. Tessin                                                           Keith R. Heisler   

January 6, 1989                                                            April 4, 1995

Stephen K. Lane                                                          Kevin C. Thomas

February 14, 1989                                                       October 15, 1995

James M. Crimmins                                                 David J. Greenwood

May 24, 1989                                                                December 17, 1995

Shawn P. Gilgan                                                         Michael E. Martin

March 18, 1991                                                            March 25, 1996

Thomas J. Allen, III                                                 Matthew M. Young

April 22, 1991                                                              January 30, 1997

Brian J. Giracca                                                        Shawn P. Flanagan

April 22, 1991                                                              May 5, 2012

Matthew Ohrenberger                                      Madison J. McCormack

May 5, 2012                                                            December 12, 2012

Patrick Ohrenberger  

June 5, 2013

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