Scout Troop 162

Cridersville, Ohio

About Troop 162

Black Swamp Area Council patch with
    red cloth 162 numbers below

Troop 162 was founded in 1999 with Brian Musselman as the Scoutmaster. We are chartered with the Cridersville United Methodist Church External Link. For more than 21 years we have strived to provide an excellent scouting experience to the youth of our community.


We are based in Cridersville, Ohio and our troop is a member of the Black Swamp Area Council External Link and in the Old Sycamore District! External Link We have scouts and volunteers from Cridersville, Lima, Wapakoneta and surrounding communities.


Since Troop 162 is a boy-run troop, there is an opportunity for all of the Scouts to gain leadership experience as they grow within Scouts. Elections are held twice a year, which provides opportunities for new leadership positions within the Troop.


Key adult leadership positions are typically held for a more extended period time, although we welcome new leaders transitioning in with Webelos. There are also many volunteer opportunities available for all parents.



Troop 162 Adult Leaders


"Key Three"

Chartered Organization Representative Patch

Chartered Organization Representative

Rev. Mark Hollinger

Troop Committee Chair Patch

Troop Committee Chair

Johnny Elchert

Scoutmaster Patch

Scoutmaster

Brian Musselman


Assistant Scoutmaster Patch

Assistant Scoutmasters

Ted Crow

David Edwards

Bill (Duckie) Musselman

Clint Smith


Troop Committee Patch

Committee Members

Mark DeLeon

John Drake

Jon Hiestand

Steven Jenkins

Ralph Long Jr.

Ralph Long Sr.

Mel Musselman