Dan Malphrus, a native of the upstate. Started his scouting career in the Clemson area with Pack 30 in the Blue Ridge Council; moving to Troop 161 sponsored by Clemson Methodist Church (same as Pack 30). Dan Earned the Rank of Eagle in October of 1964. Dan served our country in the Army as an Infantry Officer. While in the Army he spent time in the Republic of Vietnam serving the United States in 1971. When Dan finished his Army Career he retired as a Colonel.
Dan received a degree in Animal science from Clemson University in 1969. He has been a Realtor, a Banker, a Carpenter, and we all know him in his current role Judge/Magistrate for the last 25 years. He did not do all of this alone. He is accompanied by his wife, Cynthia, of 46 years and 3 Children, Elizabeth, Rebecca, & Jonathan.
That alone sounds like a full busy life, but not for Dan. He got back involved with Scouting and was a Den Leader, Assistant Pack Leader, Scoutmaster, Council Cope Director, on the Council Training Team, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner, District Advancement Chair, and York Chapter Order of the Arrow Advisor (Where he is a Vigil Honor Member). He is a member of the FOX PATROL from the Wood Badge class SR-182. Dan has staffed Introduction to outdoor leadership training, SEALS Staff, NYLT Staff, Wood Badge Staff, and National Camping school staff. He currently is a troop committee member with Troop 108 in Fort Mill, SC. He has been awarded the Scoutmaster Award of Merit, the Palmetto Award, and The Silver Beaver Award. When asked what was one memorable thing you did in scouting as a youth, boys today wouldn’t believe; Dan’s answer, he chewed 22 pieces of Bubble Gum at 1 time.
Dan’s actions show he has always seen the value in mentoring & training youth and adults to become role models for other youth in our community. Dan has personally affected hundreds if not thousands of youth in our area being involved in the many roles he has had in scouting. He is the true definition of what it means to give back. Congratulations Dan Malphrus!