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.
Mr. Peter L. Magoon
Chartered Organization Representative – Island X-7 Seabee Veterans of America
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 David Wolf and Committee Chairman Lamar Arboleda, Mr. Magoon forms the Troop’s “Key Three” leadership.
Mr. David Wolf
Mr. Wolf has been an active scouter for over a decade, and became Scoutmaster in August 2019 after four years as Assistant Scoutmaster. He has been a Scout leader since 2009.
In addition to serving Troop 234 as Scoutmaster, Mr. Wolf is also Troop Advancement Chair, the Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator, and a Merit Badge Counselor for over a dozen Merit Badges.
Mr. Wolf is an Ordeal Member of the Order of the Arrow, Topa-Topa Lodge, and serves on the Executive Board of the Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, on the staff of the BSA’s National Youth Leadership Training program in the Council, and as Course Director for Trainer’s EDGE, the BSA’s Train-the-Trainer program. He is a Camp Assessor for BSA Area 4, and is certified as a Short-Term Camp Administrator by the BSA’s National Camping School.
Mr. Wolf helped guide the return of Sea Scouting to Ventura County, and he currently serves as Council Commodore for Sea Scouting for the Ventura County Council.
Prior to joining Troop 234 in 2015, Mr. Wolf served as 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 Far East Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2015 Mr. Wolf re-established Pack 3234 in Port Hueneme, and served as its first Cubmaster.
His awards include the Silver Beaver Award (2020), Channel Islands District Scouter of the Year for 2018 and 2019, 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, and he and his wife Sunny are members of the BSA’s Second Century Society.
In his free time, Mr. Wolf is a Partner with Allison+Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based global public relations firm.
Mr. Lamar Arboleda
Troop Committee Chair
Assistant Scoutmaster – Program
Mr. Arboleda serves as the chair of our Troop Committee, making up the third member of our unit “Key Three” along with Mr. Magoon and Mr. Wolf.
An experienced outdoorsman, he also serves as our Assistant Scoutmaster for Program.
Mr. Dave Vadbunker
Assistant Scoutmaster – Logistics
Mr. Vadbunker serves as our Assistant Scoutmaster for Logistics, and in that role not only assists in leading the Troop, he also supports the Troop Quartermaster in managing the Troop’s equipment, supplies, transportation, and preparation. Mr. Vadbunker
Mr. Vadbunker comes to us from Pack 3261, where he was a Webelos Den Leader.
Mr. Vadbunker also serves as Skipper for Sea Scout Ship 9201, passing on his knowledge of and passion for boating, fishing, and maritime community service. He serves as an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and is a Freemason.
In his free time, Mr. Vadbunker is the proprietor of Action Locksmiths in Oxnard, California, and is a proud grandparent.
Mr. Aaron Wolf
Assistant Scoutmaster – High Adventure
Mr. Aaron became an Assistant Scoutmaster in March 2020 after over ten years as a scout, most recently with Troop 234, where he served as Senior Patrol Leader and later as Troop Guide. He was a patrol leader in the Ventura County contingent at the BSA National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in 2017.
Mr. Aaron earned his Eagle Scout rank with Bronze Palm in 2019, and he is a Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow, Topa-Topa Lodge. He earned the Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout, and is a Bronze Member of the James E. West Fellowship.
Mr. Aaron also continues his Scouting Journey as a Ship’s Boatswain with Sea Scout Ship 9201, Channel Islands Harbor, where he was the ship’s first scout upon its refounding in 2018. He has been appointed to serve as Council Boatswain for Sea Scouts for the Ventura County Council, driving the growth of Sea Scouting for the entire council.
In his free time, Mr. Aaron is a Sophomore at UCLA, majoring in Environmental Science, and serves as Deputy Director for Chapter Relations at OneUpAction International, a global environmental organization.
Mr. Daniel Estabrook
Permanent Scoutmaster Emeritus
Assistant Scoutmaster and Order of the Arrow Advisor
Mr. Daniel Estabrook
Mr. Estabrook, known affectionately as “Mr. E.,” has been a scouter for a quarter-century, and spent nearly two decades as Scoutmaster of Troop 234. During his time as scoutmaster, he mentored two dozen Eagle Scouts, led hundreds of scouts, and spent untold time camping, fishing, trekking, and backpacking. He is renowned as a walking encyclopedia of outdoor knowledge, scouting lore, and general wisdom.
Mr. E. is a distinguished scouter, the recipient of numerous awards for his service to scouting, including the Silver Beaver Award, the District Award of Merit, and Scouter of the Year. He is a graduate of Wood Badge (Fox Patrol) and has served on Wood Badge staff three times.
He has served as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster in successive Ventura County Council contingents to the National Jamboree, and currently represents the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve (the home of the National Jamboree) here in Ventura County.
Mr. E is a Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow, Topa-Topa Lodge, and is currently working to grow the Order of the Arrow in Ventura County.
In his free time, Mr. E is a senior draftsman in the aerospace industry.
Mr. Jorge Martinez III
Assistant Scoutmaster – New Scout Patrol