Order of the Arrow Awards
First Year Arrowman Award
Any first year Arrowman who completes the requirements will be awarded the Menawngihella First Year Arrowman Award. This includes the First Year Arrowman Pin to be worn on your Lodge Flap. Upon completion of the requirements, you must have them initialed by the Lodge Chief, Vice Chief, Lodge Secretary, Lodge Adviser, Staff Adviser, or the Supreme Chief of the Fire.
OA Unit of Excellence Award
As the primary platform where the Scouting program is delivered to youth, the unit is the most vital and important level of the BSA for the Order of the Arrow to support. The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning. The OA Unit of Excellence Award criteria recognize units that invite the lodge to:
- Conduct quality unit elections
- Participate in lodge events and meetings
- Operate a complete OA Unit Representative program.
Our hope is that units that complete these criteria will benefit from the support programs that the Order of the Arrow has implemented to strengthen unit-delivered program.
Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.
The award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, with a wooden base and a brass plate suitable for engraving. Available for uniform wear is a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.
Presented annually at the Lodge Banquet. Lodge will communicate the process for nominations via email.