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 Dan Estabrook and Committee Chairman David Wolf, 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
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. Mr. Wolf helped guide the return of Sea Scouting to Ventura County and serves as a committee member of Sea Scout Ship 9201.
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 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.
Ms. Elizabeth Garcia
Troop Committee Chair
Ms. Garcia comes from a distinguished scouting family in Ventura County, and has been an active scout leader starting when her son Gavin first joined Cub Scout Pack 3234. She immediately saw the value in scouting and has been involved in Pack/Troop leadership ever since.
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 free time, Mr. Smith is a Master Sergeant with fourteen years of service in the United States Air Force, stationed as an instructor at Naval Bases Ventura County.
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 Sea Scout with Ship 9201, Channel Islands Harbor, where he was the ship’s first scout upon its refounding in 2018.
In his free time, Mr. Aaron is a Freshman at UCLA, majoring in Environmental Science.
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. Lamar Arboleda
Assistant Scoutmaster – New Scout Patrol