THE ADULT VOLUNTEER LEADERS
Ralph De Falco has been associated with the troop since he was old enough to join. In his 51st year as Scoutmaster
he has guided over 1000 boys through the scouting program in the Elmhurst community. His experience and proven
track record continues to foster a challenging, energized, and traditional scouting program centered on outdoor and
J. P. Le Dour, a former boy member of the troop, is back full time. He returns to the troop after raising three boys,
guiding two of them through the scouting program on Long Island. He is a former Scoutmaster and has volunteered
in various other positions in support of the scouting program. He has over twenty years of scouting experience in
various scouting units.
Kris Kingpayom returned to the troop after completing his engineering degree from SUNY at Buffalo. Kris is the
aquatics expert, since completing his Red Cross lifeguard certification as a youth member. He started a trend in
the troop. Two more scouts have since been fully certified and five more boys are ready to be certified as
lifeguards by the summer.
Jesse Cheung another former youth member, returned to the troop as well. He is a registered committee member
and serves on many of the board of reviews. Jesse has resided in the Corona community throughout his life. A
craftsman by trade and an avid climber, he enjoys the challenge and interaction with the scouts and participates in
many of our outdoor activities.
THE BOY JUNIOR LEADERS
Troop 17 is fortunate to have a core group of six very active and committed boys ages 15-17.
Their outdoor and scouting skills have developed as they progressed through the various
ranks and different leadership positions along the way. With their acquired experience and skill
set they are well prepared to help your son enjoy and take full advantage of the scouting
Derrick is the elected Senior Patrol Leader and with the other junior leaders develops, plans,
and runs the troop program under the supervision of the adult volunteers. The program ideas
come from the input and votes of the rest of the troop members.