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Kyriako Bournis

National Chairman

Kyriako has been actively involved in the Boy Scout program of St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria NY – Troop 23 as Troop Committee Chairman and was the Scoutmaster for over a decade. He also served on the parish council of the Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria – St. Demetrios for two terms.  He has received his Alpha Omega, Eagle Scout (class of '91) , and Prophet Elias Award.
Kyriako has been running the EOCS website and Facebook page for over 25 years and has served on the EOCS board as Secretary and committee member.
In 2017 Kyriako was elected to serve as the National Chairman of the EOCS.  Kyriako has recently been asked to serve on the Boy Scouts of America National Religious Relationships Committee.


Sokratis Galitsis

Vice Chairman

Sokratis Galitsis started his scouting career at Troop 23 in Astoria. Having been a scout there and eventually Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chairman, he moved to Bayside Queens where he joined Troop 268 St Nicholas Flushing. There he served as Cubmaster and eventually Troop Committee Chairman. Sok has been an active member of the EOCS board for the past 30 years and has been the Camporee chairman multiple times. Sok serves on the GNYC (Greater New York Council) BSA, Religious Relationship Committee and has been awarded the Silver Beaver. He is also a recipient of the Prophet Elias award.


Van Christakos


Van is a former Parish Council President of The Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria - St. Demetrios Cathedral. He is also a member of the school board at St. Demetrios Greek American School.
He has served as Cubmaster for the past 31 years of Pack 23, St. Demetrios and is also a Committee Member of  Troop 23. Van has received his Prophet Elias Award. 


Dr. Peter Hilaris


Peter has served the Community of St. John the Theologian since 1994. He has held various positions
such as Committee Chair, Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster and is the current Scoutmaster of Troop 25.
He earned his Eagle as a member of Troop 25 in 1976. He served on his Parish Council for 24 years and
is the vice president of the Bergen Knights #285 AHEPA chapter. He has been serving as EOCS Secretary
for the past many years and helping to chair the EOCS Religious Retreats.

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Gregory Gounardes, M.Div.

Board Member, Liasson to DESMOS & OYM

Gregory is a lifelong Scout and Scouter of Pack & Troop 715 of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, NY.  He is a recipient of the Chi-Rho and Alpha-Omega Awards.  Gregory earned the rank of Eagle Scout on April 18, 2008, and became a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow in 2009. He is a 2017 Graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and has been working at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in the Office of the Chancellor since then.


Dr. Miriam Kotsonis, M. Div

Scholarship Chair

A recent addition to our board. Miriam has a doctorate of Theology and is currently our Scholarship chair.  


John Christakos

Board Memeber

John Christakos is the current Scoutmaster of Troop 23 in Astoria. He has been an active member of the EOCS for the past twenty years. He has earned his Prophet Elias award.


George Boulukos

Immediate Past Chairman

George N. Boulukos passed away January 23, 2021. He was a wonderful person, an avid sailor, and dedicated to the Boy Scouts, the church and his family and friends. George was involved in the Boy scouts for over 80 years. He was involved and chaired many local and national committees. He chaired the EOCS for over 25 years and started the EOCS scholarship fund. George was one of only a handful of people to ever receive the Silver Buffalo Award for Distinguished Service. This award is the highest recognition given by the Boy Scouts o America for dedication and service.


Previous Chairman

Starting from 1960 in chronological order

Anthony Panuthos - Demetiros Haralambatos - Anthony Bridges - James Padakis - Andrew Yiannakos
George N Boulukos

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