2023 Vigil Honor Nominations

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Fellow Lodge Members,

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Vigil Honor.  The nomination deadline is November 30, 2023

Vigil Honor members are selected by a committee comprised of youth members from across the council, all of whom are either Vigil themselves or are not yet eligible to earn Vigil. Most of these youth members probably don’t know your nominee, so please elaborate on as much of your nominee's OA and Scouting-related information and activities as possible.

You may nominate multiple candidates but please remember that the Vigil Honor is meant for only the most active and deserving Brotherhood members who have demonstrated the OA principles of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service. Nominees should NOT know they are being nominated, so please do not discuss your write-up with them directly. Anyone who asks to be nominated should not be put forward, as you should not seek the Vigil Honor but let it seek you.

Access the online nomination form at Google Forms here: https://forms.gle/Nn17cYucEno1rDMw7

Please report problems with the online form to the Lodge Adviser at adviser@oa803.org.

The Vigil Eligible List has been sent out to lodge members and is the current Arrowmen eligible to be nominated for the Vigil Honor based on the below eligibility criteria of a member in good standing with Achpateuny Lodge #803 (dues paid) and a Brotherhood member for at least two years. If it turns out the nominee's registration is not with Achpateuny Lodge in the Far East Council, we can not accept the nomination. If an Arrowman transfers to the Council and Lodge before November 30th and is Vigil eligible, they will be listed on subsequent follow-up nomination reminder emails, but only if transferred in a timely manner. The list is in alphabetical order by last name, with youth on page 1 and adults on page 2. Please contact the Lodge Adviser if you do not see a name that you feel should be listed. The top reason we see each year for inquiries for someone not appearing on the eligible list is their failure to pay annual dues.

If you do not receive notification that your nomination has been received via Google Forms please contact adviser@oa803.org.

If you are unable to get the Google Form to populate, contact adviser@oa803.org for alternate submission methods prior to November 30th 2023.

Vigil Honor Nominations

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Brothers who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting or their Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation. 

The Vigil Honor dates back to 1915 when our Founder, Dr. E. Urner Goodman, became the first Vigil Honor member.  The Vigil Honor is a recognition of one’s commitment to servant leadership. Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. 

Please provide as much information about the nominee as possible. In this way, the Vigil Selection Committee can make a fair assessment of the contributions of the nominee to the Lodge, the OA, Scouting, and/or their Scout Camp. 

To be eligible for the Vigil Honor, Arrowmen must:

1.              Be a member in good standing of Achpateuny Lodge #803 (2023 dues paid).

2.              Be a Brotherhood member for at least two years.

In order for a nomination to be accepted, it must:

1.              Be submitted on the current Vigil Honor Nomination via Google Forms (link above).

2.              Be received no later than November 30, 2023.

Past recipients of the Achpateuny Lodge Vigil Honors can be found under the History Section of the Lodge Website.