Maui County Council, Boy Scouts Of America
Scouting In Paradise

History Of Troop 22
Greg Cuomo

Originally, Boy Scout Troop 22 was known as Troop 65. It was founded by Jon Rich around 1993 and chartered by Kihei Baptist Church. A few years later, Scoutmaster Mark Robinson rechartered with St. Theresa's Catholic Church. In 1996, Zel Terluin and Tim Rothdeutsch formed Troop 22, chartered by Kihei Concerned Citizens, a group comprised of parents of the scouts. Meetings were held at Kamali'i Elementary School's cafetorium alongside Pack 22. Eventually, Troop 65, running into issues with St. Theresa's, merged with Troop 22.

Trivia: Under Zel Terluin, the Troop elected to wear red polo shirts with tan slacks for their Class A uniform. They also took five months to earn their Golf merit badge!

In 1998, my older brother, George, and I attended our first meeting, which by then was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850 beachfront hall on Uluniu St. in Kihei. We marched in our first Maui County Fair Parade in September, 1999. At that time, there were very few Scouts. In fact, there were more Cub Scouts in the Pack than there were Boy Scouts in the Troop! Mark Robinson was Scoutmaster.

Trivia: Committee member Cindy Canham won the 2001 Chili Cook-off at Camp Maluhia

In the year 2000, Bob King took over as Scoutmaster, with Mark Redeker as Assistant Scoutmaster. The scouts moved back into tranditional Scout Class A uniforms, usually in official khaki shorts.

Scouts at Maluhia
The Troop in full uniform for flag ceremonies at Camp Maluhia.

Trivia: The Scouts play Capture the Flag on a regular basis.

Scouts outside MidPac office
Scouts staging campout from MidPac Warehouse

By 2002, meetings were being held at Mark's Mid-Pacific Pest Control office. Mark Redeker took over as Scoutmaster in 2003, with Carl Holmberg as Assistant Scoutmaster. The Troop rechartered with Kihei Baptist Church, with Jon Rich as our Charter Representative.

Scouts Visting the Maui PD
Scouts get to tour the Maui Police Dept. Wailuku station
with Scoutmaster / Police Commissioner Mark Redeker!

Trivia: (Some of) The Scouts play lots of games they find on the Internet!

In the summer of 2010, Mark turned the reins over to Rich Brunner. Mark also moved his business - our storage depot - so, the troop built a storage shed in Rich's yard. Our meetings were held at the Kihei Baptist youth center until the end of the year. For 2011, we recharted with the Kamali'i Elementary School PTA, and moved our meetings to the school Cafegymatorium (nods to R. Romano).

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