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Boy Scout Troop 529
(Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)
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Dale Sutcliffe - Scoutmaster

Scoutmaster Dale Sutcliffe joined Troop 529 this year following being Cub Master of Pack 505 from 2017 to 2019.   Mr. Sutcliffe oversaw the year-round Cub Scout program for 85+ cub scouts in grades ranging from K-5th grade.   Each year, those cub scouts attended 4 campouts and 1 summer camp.   Dale managed the transition of the charter organization from Laurel Hill Elementary School to Point Hope United Methodist.   He helped increase the board membership from 5 members to 12 actively involved board members.    2 of the 3 years he was Cubmaster, Pack 505 Cub Scouts received the Cub Scout of the Year Award for Etiwan District.   Prior to becoming Cubmaster, from 2010 – 2016, Dale was a Den Leader, an Assistant Den Leader and the Assistant Cubmaster.  In 2016 Dale received the Adult Cub Scouter of the Year Award in recognition of advancing a high level cub scout organization.   In 2018, Mr. Sutcliffe was awarded Cubmaster of the Year.

Shawn Botos - Assistant Scoutmaster

Shawn Botos resides in the Alston Point neighborhood of Mount Pleasant with his wife, Amy and their sons Sam, Jock, Eli and Alex. Saint Peters Anglican Mission is their home church, where they are frequent and active participants in missions to Haiti and Honduras..  Shawn is a Chemical Engineer at DuPont, working in specialty polymer manufacturing, and Amy is an RN at Cario Middle School.  The entire family thoroughly enjoys anything related to the adventure of the great outdoors.  Shawn has been involved in Scouting since Alex began with Webelos at 505.

Don Busch - Assistant Scoutmaster

Don Busch lives with his wife, Lorie, and their son, Everett (a Troop 529 scout) in Mount Pleasant. They are members of St. Benedict Parish. Don has been an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 529 since 2016, and prior to that was as Assistant Den Leader in Pack 505. 

George Forni - Assistant Scoutmaster

James White - Assistant Scoutmaster

Thad O'Brien - Assistant Scout Master


Thad O'Brien lives with his wife, Mary and their 3 sons Jamie, John and Tommy (all Troop 529 Scouts) in Mount Pleasant and Clearwater, FL.  They have been active members of St. Benedict's Parish for 15 years.  Thad had a 33 year career in the financial services industry and currently runs a residential investment property firm. 
He holds BA & MBA degrees and is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning CFP program.  He has been an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 529 for 7 years, was a committee member for 2 years, and an Asst. Den Leader-Pack 505 for 2 years. His wife also supports the Troop in various roles.  He has Scout Master training, Merit Badge training, CPR certified, Wilderness First Aid certified, Venture leader training.