JT earned his Eagle Scout in Troop 62 Martins Ferry, Ohio. Earned the first Varsity Scout Letter in the National Trail Council & became a Brotherhood member of Arrowhead Lodge, #323 in the Order of the Arrow.
Experienced the Northern Tier High Adventure Base and the 1985 National Jamboree as a youth.
Joined Pack 101 as a Tiger Den Leader in the fall of 2011 with his son Noah. Became Cubmaster in 2012. Crossed over with Noah in January of 2016.