While boy scout troops are run by the scouts themselves, adult leaders provide necessary support, supervision, training and guidance. Our volunteer adult leaders, known as “Scouters,” are led by our “Unit Key Three:” the Scoutmaster, the Chartered Organization Representative, and the Troop Committee Chair, and are focused on ensuring that the troop conducts an fun, educational, and rewarding program in keeping with the standards set by the Boy Scouts of America.
Chartered Organization Representative – Island X-7 Seabee Veterans of America
Mr. Peter L. Magoon
Mr. Magoon has been involved in scouting for over four decades, having held a wide variety of posts in scouting units, the Channel Islands District, and the Ventura County Council. He is a former scoutmaster of Troop 234, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and spent many years teaching woodworking to scouts at Camp Three Falls.
Mr. Magoon is also an officer in Island X-7, the Chartered Organization for our troop. Together with Scoutmaster Dan Estabrook and Committee Chairman David Wolf, Mr. Magoon forms the Troop’s “Key Three” leadership.
Mr. Daniel Estabrook (“Mr. E”)
Dan Estabrook has been a Scouter for over a quarter century, staying on as an adult leader long after his own two sons – both Eagle Scouts – grew up and moved out. Mr. E, a resident of the county for nearly 40 years, is one of the most knowledgable and respected scout leaders in the council, and served as a leader in several troops before settling in Troop 234.
Under Mr. E, the troop has developed an enviable track record, with over 40% of the unit’s scouts reaching the Eagle Scout rank. He has an unparalleled command of scout lore and outdoor fieldcraft, and is an award-winning dutch oven chef.
Mr. E’s many awards include Scouter of the Year, the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, the Cubmaster Training Knot, the Scoutmaster’s Key, and the Trained Scouter Knot. In addition to his role with the troop, he also serves as the Ambassador for the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve to the Ventura County Council, an adult member of the Topa-Topa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, and Merit Badge Counselor for the Cooking, Drafting, Fishing, and Hiking merit badges.
Previously Mr. E served as Scoutmaster for the Ventura County Council’s contingent to the 2013 National Jamboree. Mr E has completed all levels of scout leader training up to and including Wood Badge, and served as Wood Badge trainer.
When he is not scouting, Mr. E is a highly experienced freelance draftsman with over two decades of experience in the aerospace industry.
Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair
Mr. David Wolf
Mr. Wolf has been an active scouter for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Troop 234 in 2015, he served as a Lone Scout Counselor, and prior to that was Cub Scout Den Leader, Assistant Webelos Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Pack Committee Vice-Chair, and, finally, Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 3944 in Beijing, China, part of the in the Far East Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2015 Mr. Wolf founded Pack 3234 in Port Hueneme, and served as its first Cubmaster.
In addition to serving as both Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair, Mr. Wolf is also a member of the Executive Board of the Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a Merit Badge Counselor for the American Heritage, Communications, Family Life, Reading, and Public Speaking merit badges, among others. As if that all were not enough, Mr. Wolf is guiding the re-establishment of the Council’s Sea Scout ship.
His awards include the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award, the Outdoor Ethics Action Award, the Cub Scout Den Leader Award, the Webelos Den Leader Award, and the Cub Scouter Award. He is also a Bronze Member of the James E. West Fellowship.
In his free time Mr. Wolf is a Partner with Allison+Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based global public relations firm.
Assistant Scoutmaster, New Scouts
Mr. Scott Smith
Mr. Smith has spent his life in and around scouting. Before joining Troop 234 as an Assistant Scoutmaster, he served as Webelos and Arrow of Light Den Leader with our affiliated Cub Scout pack, Pack 3234. Before moving to our area in 2016, he served as a Cub Scout Den Leader with Pack 57 in Mountain Home, Idaho, and was a parks and recreation soccer coach for four years.
Mr. Smith was an Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm (1997) and has been a member of the Order of the Arrow since 1993.
In his non-scouting free time, Mr. Smith is a Technical Sergeant with fourteen years of service in the United States Air Force, stationed as an instructor at Naval Bases Ventura County.
Membership and Awards Committee Chair
Mr. James Pyler
Ms. Louise Choi
Ms. Sunny Sun