“Well, this is very momentous,” Jack said. “It feels like I’ve been caught. This is not anything I ever expected. I’m just shocked.”
Jack was recognized for his many years of service to his community, including involvement in both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. In 1961, he became Scoutmaster of Troup 342 at First Christian Church and over the next 25 years, Troop 342’s enrollment grew to 88 boys and produced 55 Eagle scouts. He was instrumental in establishing the James E. Boggs Explorer Camp to be used by the youth of Montgomery County. Jack is an active member of the local Vanity Theater; Vice President and President of the Indiana Association of Life Underwriters; the Crawfordsville Boys Club Board of Directors; chapter advisor for the Wabash College Beta Theta Pi fraternity; the Alumni Advisory Committee at Wabash College; has served for 25 years on the Indiana State Committee for Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve; as Commissioner of the Crawfordsville Police Department; Board of Directors of Lincoln Federal Bank; the Board of Directors and President on the Montgomery County Tourism Board; served as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals; Board Member of the Montgomery County Community Foundation; the Board of the Montgomery County Cultural Foundation. He is a member and former President of the Montgomery County Kiwanis Club and has served as a Deacon and Elder at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church. A few of his many awards and honors include: The Distinguished Service Medal from the State of Indiana; the Silver Beaver Award for Adult Leadership in Scouting; ESGR Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting.