Jack Pappas, 18, of Eagle River, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Nov. 29, 2011.
For Jack’s Eagle project he built a trophy case for the Chugiak High School music program. The lighted case is six feet tall and seven feet wide and now holds the trophies the band has earned.
Jack began his scouting as a Tiger Cub Scout in Tecumseh, Mich. in first grade. He returned to Eagle River in 2003 and joined Cub Scout Pack 293, where he earned his Arrow of Light. He joined Scout Troop 230 and served as Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Quartermaster and Junior Assistant Scout Master, earning 24 merit badges. Jack’s Boy Scout travels have taken him to the Swan Lake Canoe Trail, Katmai National Park, The Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site and Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico.
Jack played football for Chugiak High School and was on the track and field team. He played trombone, bass trombone and tuba for the band. He was selected to play for the All-State band and is librarian on the band council.
He is also senior editor for the school newspaper.
Jack completed his senior project at Alaska Live Steamers, a nonprofit group dedicated to railroading heritage. He helped give train rides, performed track maintenance and helped prepare the club’s new site.
Jack is the son of Jim and Dina Pappas and brother of fellow Troop 230 scout Charley Pappas.