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Announcing the 2018 Founder's Award Recipients!

posted Jun 30, 2019, 6:35 AM by Lodge Adviser

The Founder’s Award was created in 1981 by the National Order of the Arrow Committee to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to the lodge.  The award is reserved for a member who demonstrates to his fellow Arrowmen that he memorializes in his everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by the Order’s founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson.  While the Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction, the Founder’s Award is used to recognize those Arrowmen, youth and adult, who have impacted the Lodge in a positive and lasting way. This is a rare and distinguished honor presented to recognize the spirit of our Founders that is visible in worthy Arrowmen.

Congratulations to this year's Founders Award recipients!

Youth Recipient

Sidney Killick

Sidney has served his fellow Arrowman since joining the Order of the Arrow. He immediately involved himself in ceremonies and as Chapter Leadership, he then filled a vacancy as the very first Lodge Treasurer from 2016-2017. Sidney was then elected and served as Lodge Chief from 2017 until 2019. Under his leadership the Lodge earned JTE Gold each yea and continued to expand membership throughout Southeast Asia. He also served as the Host Lodge Chief for the 2018 W6P Section Conclave, held for the very first time in Tokyo, Japan. He truly embodies the spirit of unselfish service to others!

Adult Recipient

Mr. John Harris Sr.

Mr. John Harris Sr. has had a profound impact on the Arrowman in Japan as Chapter Adviser His passion for Scouting and Service lead to his appointment as Associate Lodge Adviser. His willingness to take on challenges was displayed at the 2017 National Leadership Seminar hosted in Atsugi, Japan. Without his efforts as the event site coordinator, the youth and adults of Achpateuny Lodge would not have been able to experience national level training. He is an Arrowman who was truly chosen for what he will do in the future in service to the youth of the OA and Scouting!