John D. Tickle

As a young Scout, John Tickle probably didn’t imagine that he would someday save a life when he was learning about “artificial respiration.” However, that was exactly what he did when he used his Scouting skills as an adult to perform CPR on a fellow golfer who had suffered a major heart attack. The man eventually made a full recovery and John believes that his Scout training was responsible. Today, John works to ensure that youth have the same opportunities to learn life-changing skills.

John is chairman of the board of Strongwell, the world’s leading and largest pultruder of fiber reinforced polymer products. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Why I give...

“I try to lead my life by the Scout Law. And I pride myself in always trying to be prepared. I’m trying to help young men and women learn about integrity and the other Scout laws and how to be prepared for life.”
‒ John D. Tickle

Scouting Affiliation and Honors

  • BSA National Executive Board Member
  • Distinguished Eagle Scout
  • Silver Buffalo Award
  • WP Society
  • Sequoyah Council Past Chairman and Executive Board Member
  • Silver Beaver Award
  • Heroism Award