John Douveas was honored on Saturday November 10th at Veranda Restaurant in Bayside NY for his achievement of Eagle Scout. Congresswoman Grace Meng presented Douveas with an American Flag that was flown over the US Capital in his Honor, and NY State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein presented him with Certificate of Achievement from New York State.
John Douveas is a Freshman at Francis Lewis High School where he participates on the varsity Wrestling team and the varsity Volleyball team. He is a Freshman Representative in the Student Government Organization. He became an Eagle Scout on January 29, 2018 in Boy Scout Troop 268 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Flushing NY. He began participating in the scouting program as a 6-year old Tiger Cub at St. Nicholas’ Scouting Program. After completing all the requirements of the Cub Scout program and achieving the Arrow of Light distinction, he crossed over into Boy Scout Troop in 2014.
As a Boy Scout, he helped teach the younger scouts in the troop, survival skills as well as leadership and communication skills. Over the years, he has served Troop 268 as a Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and scribe. He has been active in the community by volunteering at the annual St. Nicholas Church Festival, cleaning local parks as well as planting flower bulbs as part of beautification projects, participating in blood drives, as well as serving as a volunteer office assistant with St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Sunday school program. For his Eagle Scout Project, he organized several book drives and collected over 3,000 books for The Book Fairies, a not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for students in need throughout New York City.