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The Order of the Arrow has a number of different ways to recognize Arrowmen. These include:
The Vigil Honor:
The Vigil Honor is reserved as a distinction to be conferred by the National Lodge on those Arrowmen who give outstanding or distinguished service to our Lodge. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.
The Distinguished Arrowman Award:
The New Horizons Chapter Distinguished Arrowman Award recognizes those Arrowmen who:
- strive to live up to the values of the Scout Oath & Law and the OBLIGATION of the Order (supporting one’s Lodge, Chapter, and Brothers); and, cheerfully serving others above oneself; and,
- have made a significant contribution in one or more of the area(s) that fulfill the PURPOSE of the Order. Specifically, this includes: promoting and maintaining camping tradition, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship; developing leaders (including oneself) with the willingness, character, spirit, and ability to lead effectively; and, crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
All nominees must be currently registered in or with the New Horizons District AND with the Shawnee Lodge. An Arrowman may NOT self-nominate.