Troop 409

Troop 409 History

Troop 409 started in 1956 at Vigilant Fire Hall. The Troop moved to Ebenezer United Church of Christ (EUCC) in 1958. EUCC has been the home of the Troop since then.  There have been over 500 scouts in the 55 years since the Troop was founded.

Fifty-seven (57) Troop 409 scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scouts. The Troop has had many leaders and parents throughout the years and some are still active from the earliest days of the Troop. There have been 18 Scoutmasters helping the scouts plan and run activities. In the 1990’s the troop had very low scout participation but, in the early 2000’s, the Troop experienced a significant growth in scout participation.

The Troop has been to many camps including CAmp Beaumont (Ohio) Camp Barton, Camp Scouthaven, Camp Merz, Camp Schoellkopf, and Sprague Brooke Park. The Troop has also gone to high adventure camps all over the Northeast United States. The troop is a regular participant and marches in the West Seneca Community Day and Memorial Day Parades, sells popcorn, collects food for the EUCC food pantry, and engages in many community-wide conservation projects.

The Troop also helps Ebenezer United Church of Christ when they need volunteers. The boys also participate in Order of the Arrow and some scouts participate as Counselors in Training (C.I.T.) at summer camps. We also have many scouts in leadership positions. The boys in the troop vote on these leadership positions annually.

If you would like more information about our Troop, our programs and scouting, please come join us.  We meet every Wednesday from 6:45 to 9:00 pm from the first Wednesday in September until the first Wednesday in June.  Please consult our Troop calendar which can be found on the Events page above.

Troop 409 Jr. Webmasters



Leadership Positions in Troop 409

Mr. Rob Frazer   


Assistant Scoutmasters:  
Mr. Art Heck                  
Mr. Derek Henshaw
Charter Member Rep
Mr. John Pankow

Senior Patrol Leader
Nicholas Jerabek

Assistant Sr. Patrol Ldrs:

Andrew Luchowski

Steve Surdej


Committee Leadership Positions:
Chairperson-  Mr. Bob Breidenstein
Treasurer-   Mr. Marc Jerabek  

Advancements-  Mr. Ron Surdej
Quartermaster-  Mr. Chris Wilson
Outdoor Coordinator- Mr. Pete Horvath
Training Coordinator- Mrs. Laura McDonough
Troop Roster- OPEN

Candy Bar Sales- Mr. Marc Jerabek
Popcorn Kernal-  Mr. Jim Harrington
Webmaster-    Mr. Bob Breidenstein/Mr. Ron Surdej
Leadership Chairperson: Mr. Derek Henshaw


Committee Members
Mr. Carmen LaFalce
Mr. Marc Jerabek


Charter Organization
Ebenezer United Church of Christ West Seneca, New York


Contact the Troop at:


Troop Webmasters:
Mr. Breidenstein/Mr. Surdej


Troop Jr. Webmaster(s):
Steven Surdej

Nicholas Harrington