Phoenix District
BSA Troop 467
Adult Leaders

Successful troops have active adult participation by dedicated leaders and parents. Troop 467 is fortunate to have an abundance of leaders and parents who are willing to participate. Below is a list of some of our leadership and committee members and a little bit about them, their roles and responsibilities.

For information on the awards that Troop 467 Scouters have received for their work in Scouting, take a look at the awards page.

Parents can play an active part in the troop by working directly with the boys as Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmasters, working in a support role as a member of the troop committee, or just by lending a hand from time to time.  We can always use the help! 

For more information on the types of adult leader positions in the troop, see our webpage on adult leadership positions.

  Scoutmaster: Bryan Husk

  Committee Chair: Val Carolin
Val discovered the true meaning of Scouting just a few years ago when he joined Troop 467 on its legendary trip to Camp Maple Dell in Utah. Val had been a Cub Scout den leader at Pace Academy for several years, but the experience he had with the Scouts of Troop 467, and other adults at Maple Dell, convinced him that Scouting can transform lives. He believes that our Scouts possess great abilities to lead and positively impact the world.  His goal is for our boys to learn the fundamental life skills required for leadership in a fun, responsible and challenging environment. A veteran of the broadcast industry, Val has run broadcast advertising sales organizations for CBS and Clear Channel, in Atlanta and Chicago, for more than 20 years. He’s a board member of Public Broadcasting Atlanta and is a member of the Liturgy Committee and the Parish Council at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

  Advancement Coordinator/Assistant Scoutmaster:
Jason Ferguson
Jason is the father of two 467 boys and has actively supported their Scouting careers in various leadership roles since 2007. He has been involved with Troop 467 since 2012 and currently serves as the advancement chair, tracking rank completion, merit badges, and other information required to assure Scouts receive credit and recognition for all the great work they do in Boy Scouts. Jason is a former Cub Scout who grew up in Florida and Georgia and thoroughly enjoys participating in weekend campouts, backpacking, and summer adventures with the troop. He has a passion for all things outdoors and nature. Jason also serves on the board of trustees for Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Beyond his role as an assistant Scoutmaster, Jason serves as a merit badge counselor and is trained in first aid, CPR, AED, and wilderness first aid. During the work week he is VP of Strategy and Business Development for Hewlett Packard's Business Process Services division.

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Steve Danielek
Steve,  an Eagle Scout, has been involved in Scouting in the Atlanta area since he was a Scout himself. In 2012, Steve was awarded the Silver Beaver award for his continuing involvement in Scouting and with Troop 467. Steve brings a tremendous knowledge of camping skills, serves as a merit badge counselor to the troop and is a great cook. Because of Steve's long-time association with Scouting in the Atlanta council, he has a wealth of information regarding council procedures, activities and programs.

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Greg Kala
Greg has been active as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years. He has two sons in the troop; one is an Eagle Scout and the other is currently a Life Scout. Greg brings important knowledge related to specific Eagle required merit badges along with enthusiasm, and camping and leadership skills. Greg is an attorney.

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Tom Mallory
Tom leads high adventure programs for the older Scouts.  His son is currently a Life Scout. A former Army Captain and paratrooper, Tom has loved camping all his life and graduated from Outward Bound's winter survival program as a teenager. He now takes his family and many other friends on hiking, camping and rafting trips. Tom runs an executive search firm.
  Assistant Scoutmaster:  Payne Midyette
Payne is an Eagle Scout. He brings a tremendous amount of Scouting experience to the troop.  His older son achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and the other is currently a Life Scout. Having previously served as a troop Scoutmaster, he now heads up the Advancement and is involved in all aspects of troop leadership. The experience, leadership and enthusiasm for Scouting that Payne brings to the troop are a large part of its success.  Payne, a CPA, teaches the Personal Management merit badge.

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Bill Swilley
Bill Swilley is an Eagle Scout and a Silver Beaver. He is also the recipient of several awards including the District Award of Merit. His involvement in Scouting spans seven decades. Bill brings a remarkable amount of experience and outdoor knowledge to the troop. He has held many leadership positions at the troop level and with the Atlanta Area Council. Bill served as Scoutmaster for ten years and is an invaluable and irreplaceable resource for the troop. He also serves as troop chaplain. Bill is retired and is an active community volunteer.

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Paul Underwood
Paul is an Eagle Scout and a retired Marine. His son earned his Eagle in Troop 467. He has been an active leader in Scouting since 1998 and is the current Life to Eagle counselor. Paul draws on his years of "outdoor living" to help his young charges master such skills as hiking, cooking and general "roughing it". If you have a Scout who has reached the rank of Life Scout, contact him to begin the Life to Eagle process. Paul is currently an administrator at GSU and an active member at St. Philip’s Cathedral where he serves as an usher and a leader in the Youth Acolyte program.

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Rich Hall

  Assistant Scoutmaster: Zach Veum
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