Aloha Arrowmen! It’s that time of the year again – your chance to recognize the most selfless, dedicated members of our lodge by nominating them for Vigil Honor and/or Founder’s Award. Just like electing new Ordeal candidates at the unit level, this is not a popularity contest. It’s a way to give thanks to those Arrowmen who have worked tirelessly, doing not just their jobs but the work of several jobs, to keep our lodge going strong. Who do you see at every induction weekend? Every lodge or chapter meeting? Who is always calling in to the Lodge Executive Committee to give their reports? Who flies over to support our lodge’s program on neighbor islands? Those are the best examples of selfless servant leadership, and the ones most likely to be chosen for Vigil Honor or Founder’s Award. 

Vigil Honor requires a member serve the lodge for a minimum of two years as Brotherhood; Founder’s Award has no requirement for time served. Vigil Honor nominations also come with the chance to bestow an American Indian or Native Hawaiian name on the candidate. Please keep in mind that only Arrowmen who have paid their lodge membership dues this year can nominate someone or be nominated as a potential Vigil Honor candidate or Founder’s Award recipient. If you have not paid your dues for this year, you may do so at this link: https://scoutingevent.com/104-oareg2019.

Once the nomination period has ended, the selection committees will vote to select the Vigil Honor class and Founder’s Award recipients. The public recognition of the 2019 Vigil Honor class and Founder’s Award recipients will be at the Lodge Banquet on February 29th, Camp Pupukea. 

If you’re not sure who you can write up for either award, we’ve compiled lists of eligible Arrowmen: