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Troop 160 Scoutmasters

On March 19th, 2015, Troop 160 Scoutmasters gathered as we transitioned Scoutmaster duties from Gary Katz to John D’Elia.

The ceremony was very moving as the Troop presented Gary with a plaque recognizing his nine years as Scoutmaster and celebrating his mentoring of over 50 Scouts to the rank of Eagle.  The plaque was presented by Senior Patrol Leader and Eagle Scout Jonathon Ross.  The emotion continued as the Troop flag was officially passed from Gary to John D’Elia, to a thunderous standing ovation.

Many former Scoutmasters posed for a picture with new Scoutmaster John D’Elia.  The group represents more than half of the Troop’s 85 year history.

(Left to Right) Dan Kontz (2003-2006); Ben Lenceski (2000-2003); Frank Melliand (1985-1989); John D'Elia (2015- ); Dave Jones (1990-2000); Gary Katz (2006-2015); and Rick Williams (1966-1973 and 1976-1981)
(Left to Right) Dan Kontz (2003-2006); Ben Lenceski (2000-2003); Frank Melliand (1985-1989); John D’Elia (2015- ); Dave Jones (1990-2000); Gary Katz (2006-2015); and Rick Williams (1966-1973 and 1976-1981)