About

Last modified on May 16, 2021

Troop 152 was founded in 1930 in West Point, PA. We meet every Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30pm at the Upper Gwynedd Community Center near 1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454 (see map). And, we welcome anyone interested in joining to get in touch with us and visit a meeting!

Activities and Traditions

We camp every month of the year but December, including a week at summer camp in July. All our upcoming trips are on the calendar.

The favorite by far is our Rod & Gun weekend in April. After a safety seminar and under the supervision of NRA certified instructors and safety officers, the scouts shoot shotguns, .22 caliber rifles, archery, and BB guns. Many of the parents also take the chance to join us.

We don't go hungry on the trips, either. One of our longest traditions is making funnel cake at Summer Camp. Chris Nagele now carries the torch and joins the troop on Friday night of camp to make funnel cake for the scouts, leaders, and campstaff.

And speaking of Summer Camp, our Troop visits a different camp every year. We make sure to go to our Council Camp, Resica Falls Scout Reservation, once every 4 years. And, Goose Pond Scout Reservation always makes it's way into the rotation. But the other years, we visit many of the camps in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. For example, we have recently been to...

We have traveled to Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Mystic Seaport, Johnstown, Harpers Ferry, Shenendoah National Park, and hundreds of points in between. Since we camp every month of the year except December, the scouts get to experience every kind of weather and environment.

Throughout all those camping weekends and summer camps, the Troop has raised over 140 Eagle Scouts. And if you join us at the annual Holiday Party in December, you'd see! Many of the Troop's Eagles and their families come back to reminisce about old times at camp and hear about the next generation's antics.

Troop Leadership

Senior Patrol Leader: Michael Willen

Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders:

  • Aedan Licwinko
  • Matt Sayer

Scoutmaster: Dave Gartner

Committee Members:

  • Rob Nagele: Chairman
  • Nancy Bickel: Treasurer
  • Bill Kelso: Registrations/Dues
  • Douglas Willen: Secretary
  • Chris Nagele: Activity Coordinator
  • Alan Fleck: Advancement
  • Kris Neild: Quartermaster
  • Barry Hornberger: Newsletter
  • Nick Iaquinto: Webmaster

Assistant Scoutmasters

  • Fran Belfield
  • Dave Gartner
  • Joe Magee
  • Harry Weber

Members at Large:

  • Larry Brasch
  • Scott Keaton
  • Fred Lynch
  • Suren Pakhtigian
  • Tony Pacaro
  • Steve McClellan

Emeritus Members:

  • John Bickel
  • Grayson Keaton
  • Theo Fleck
  • Ian Truscott
  • William "Billy" Snow

West Point Foundation:

  • Lynn Nagele: Coordinator

Eagle Scouts

Name Date
Elwood Brunt 1934-02-27
William Stonebach 1949-09-17
Gregory Woodruff 1955-03-23
John Service 1956-12-19
James Murphy 1958-09-23
Ed Walker 1958-09-23
Dan Holben 1967-06-28
Charles Schaffer 1972-10-31
Dave Kobe 1973-12-18
Chris Jordan 1974-01-29
David Slade 1979-08-21
Bill Thorpe 1981-09-22
Joseph Magee 1987-07-12
Robert Wolf 1988-03-09
Chip Stark 1988-04-07
Steve Rodriguez 1990-04-10
Chris Stark 1990-10-15
Eric Pearson 1990-10-25
Matt Messa 1990-11-27
John Hutchinson 1991-02-26
Mark Magee 1991-06-18
Adam Rabuck 1992-09-12
Sean Pope 1992-09-23
Russell Watters 1992-11-10
Greg Mayer 1992-11-27
Tim Riesz 1993-01-26
Tim Ferguson 1993-06-10
Michael Zumpino 1993-11-11
David Sweeny 1993-12-16
Pete Wise 1993-12-29
Brian Pratt 1993-12-29
James Andrews 1994-03-10
Shawn Sealer 1994-09-20
John Paquette 1994-12-13
David Hornberger 1995-03-28
Tim Williams 1995-07-26
Jeff Kelso 1996-01-21
Anthony Beilawski 1996-03-05
Greg Stark 1996-05-07
Jason Fine 1996-12-17
Chris Beer 1996-12-21
William McCabe 1997-04-22
Adam Jauss 1997-06-30
Matt Bertone 1997-08-20
Matt Williams 1997-08-20
Mark Lee 1997-11-18
Doug Phillabaum 1997-12-18
Andrew Harris 1998-03-19
Mitchell Seipt 1998-04-30
Dan Bracken 1998-06-24
Jason Kelso 1998-06-25
Allen Bracken 1998-09-29
Steve McIllhenny 1998-11-04
Chris Nagele 1998-11-04
Devin Phillabaum 1999-05-18
Scott McClellan 1999-05-18
Stephen Phillabaum 1999-05-18
Brian Geiger 2000-03-13
Ian Horowitz 2001-06-19
Jason DeWitt 2001-10-24
Matt Morvin 2001-10-24
Chris DeLong 2002-04-09
Alex Haugh 2002-04-24
Bobby Lukens 2002-04-24
Kevin Hermann 2002-05-29
Travis Simpson 2002-07-09
Chris Pasquale 2001-10-01
John Bickel 2002-10-01
Chris Johnson 2002-12-10
David Walsh 2003-03-14
Matt Geiger 2003-07-10
Mike Nagele 2003-10-13
Thomas Buonocore 2003-12-16
Paul Tripp 2003-12-16
Jordan Sarris 2004-10-05
Shaun MacMinn 2004-12-13
Steven Heilman 2005-07-27
Adam Smith 2005-08-16
Floyd Nellett 2005-10-04
Steve Hanebury 2006-02-01
Bryan Kobe 2006-03-28
John Pilla 2006-06-05
Kelsey Britton 2006-07-26
Sean Sasso 2006-08-16
Drew Bundschuh 2006-12-20
Sean Gorni 2006-12-20
Brian Bauer 2006-12-20
Joseph Archutowski 2006-12-27
Sagar Vegesna 2007-01-24
Jonathan Hibbert 2007-02-06
Jeff Dantzer 2007-03-06
Christian Ost 2007-12-04
Michael Mansuy 2007-12-27
TJ Burghart 2008-04-30
Russell Dorand 2008-04-30
Graham Bickel 2008-06-09
Alex Murdoch 2008-10-29
Michael Archutowski 2008-12-22
Mark Bundschuh 2008-12-22
David DeLong 2008-12-22
Andrew Dougherty 2009-02-09
Christopher Vanek 2009-07-09
Mark Szilagyi 2009-12-23
Nick Iaquinto 2009-12-29
Michael Walsh 2010-06-23
David Yost 2010-06-23
James Stevenson 2010-07-07
Chris Bauer 2010-08-25
Greg Steuer 2010-08-25
Jesse Gehringer 2010-11-03
Christopher Yang 2010-12-22
Ian Truscott 2011-04-05
Joseph Van Galen 2011-04-27
Mason Pakhtigian 2011-06-29
Robert Hausler 2011-12-19
Alex Bauer 2012-06-20
Alex Chasar 2012-08-29
Ben Hoffman 2012-08-29
Brandon McDonnell 2012-12-10
David Franco 2012-12-27
Paul Steuer 2013-03-14
John Blauvelt 2013-05-16
Edwin Bogert 2013-05-16
Henry Hoffman 2013-11-11
Anthony Pacaro 2014-06-16
Alexander Holland 2015-03-26
Theo Fleck 2015-09-30
Azad Niroomand 2015-11-23
Sidarth Giddu 2015-12-10
Etienne Ayoub 2016-01-21
Michael Pacaro 2016-05-16
Billy Snow 2016-08-11
Arya Niroomand 2016-08-24
David Shelly 2016-12-07
Evin Karatas 2016-12-12
Grayson Keaton 2017-03-01
Garrett Belfield 2017-03-29
Ryan Neild 2017-04-24
Alex Hotchkiss 2018-08-08
Tom Pacaro 2018-12-17
Trevor Keaton 2019-03-25
Thomas Lloyd 2019-03-25
Luke Dyer 2019-05-30
Liam Lynch 2019-07-04
Patrick Lynch 2019-12-16
Alec Chang 2020-10-19
Shane Harris 2020-11-04