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Founder's Award nominations

posted Oct 31, 2015, 11:12 PM by Lodge Adviser

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Founder’s Award.  The nomination deadline is November 21, 2015 at midnight.


The Founder's Award is the highest award the Lodge can bestow upon a member.  Our lodge can give a maximum of two awards per year.  The criteria is for "those who best exemplify in their everyday life the true meaning of the OA: the basic ideals of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness and Service.”


Any level of OA honor can receive a Founders Award (Ordeal, Brotherhood or Vigil).  Please watch this short video for a full explanation:


Access the online nomination form at Google Forms here:


Please report problems with the online form to the Lodge Adviser at


Members who are unable to access the online form can use the attached nomination form.  Nomination forms should be sent to


If you do not receive notification that your nomination has been received via Google Forms or email within 72 hours of submission please contact


Founder's Award nominations


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 visible in worthy Arrowmen.


Nominations are given for exceptional and long-term service to the lodge.


Please provide as much information about the nominee as possible.  In this way the Awards Selection Committee can make a fair assessment of the contributions of the nominee to the Lodge. 


To be eligible for the Founder’s Award an Arrowman must:

1.              Be registered in the Far East Council, BSA.

2.              Be a member in good standing of Achpateuny Lodge #803.


In order for a nomination to be accepted it must:

1.              Be submitted on the current Founder’s Award Nomination form or via Google Forms.

2.              Be received no later than November 21, 2015.

Lodge Adviser,
Oct 31, 2015, 11:12 PM