John McDonough displays outstanding Scouting spirit through his passion for service to youth throughout his community.
He was determined to become a good leader when his son joined Pack 329, chartered by Holy Cross Church in Poplar Bluff. He went on to serve as an assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 329. He was an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 166, chartered to the First Christian Church, and currently is Scoutmaster. He served as an advisor for a trek to the Philmont Scout Ranch.
He served on the district training staff for the last seven years. He completed Wood Badge training and served on staff for four courses. He served a three-year term as his district’s commissioner and currently is camping chairman. He worked on several Friends of Scouting campaigns, including four years as a trailblazer.
Outside of Scouting, he serves his community as a Missouri Hunter Education instructor. He is active in the Elks Lodge, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited. He is a deacon at Fellowship General Baptist Church and teaches third- and fourth-grade Sunday School. He is president of the Pike Creek Common Sewer District Board in Butler County.
He received his districts’ Award of Merit and is a recipient of the Good Shepherd Award. He is a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.