Dalton J. Schoonover, Pittsburg, a member of Boy Scout Troop 151, was officially recognized as an Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the First United Methodist Church.

Dalton J. Schoonover, Pittsburg, a member of Boy Scout Troop 151, was officially recognized as an Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the First United Methodist Church.
He is the son of Christopher Schoonover, Arma, and Mona Blancett, Pittsburg. His grandparents are Loretta Schoonover, Arma, and Glen and Nancy Blancett, Pittsburg.
Troop scoutmaster is Craig Newport. First United Methodist Church is charter organization of Troop 151.
For his Eagle service project, Schoonover organized and built a permanent 12-by-12-foot structure with a concrete floor to provide shelter for large and middle sized animals at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society animal shelter.
He also constructed a sign and repaired fencing around it. For the final part of his project, he adopted China Girl, a 4-month-old black Labrador mix puppy, from the shelter.
Schoonover began in Cub Scouts in 1998 as a Tiger Cub in Pack 151. He worked his way through the ranks and bridged over into the Boy Scouts in December 2002, becoming a member of Troop 151. He has served in many leadership positions at the pack and troop level. He has earned 34 merit badges, and is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and has served as an OA representative. He is currently at Brotherhood rank.
Schoonover was top popcorn salesman for the Mokan District for two years, and was runner-up numerous times. He earned a college scholarship established through Trails End for selling popcorn.
He attended summer camp at Camp Arrowhead in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also attended the 95th Boy Scout National Jamboree in 2005 in Virginia.
A Pittsburg High School junior, Schoonover participates in football, basketball and track, and is a member of the Spanish Club. He is also a member of the First United Methodist Church. He has participated in the church’s Appalachia Service Project for the past two years and plans to participate again this year.