Vigil Nomination 2014

Background

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen 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: Tahosa 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 as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

 

The Selection Committee

The lodge chief appoints a Vigil Honor nominating committee chairman and committee members composed of youths who have been approved by the lodge adviser and Scout executive. The lodge adviser appoints one adult adviser in consultation with the lodge chief and staff adviser. The chairman and committee members are usually Vigil Honor members; however, any youth member of the lodge may serve on the committee, provided that he is not eligible to receive the Vigil Honor.

 

Selection Criteria

Vigil Honor cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavor or past leadership roles; it comes as recognition of their altruistic leadership in service. Recipients are not selected for what they have done; they are selected based on the expectation they will continue to serve the Order in extraordinary fashion. This fact should be given careful consideration in the nomination of any candidate.

To maintain a proper ratio of youths to adults in awarding the Vigil Honor, the national committee has established a policy which requires that at least 50 percent of a lodge’s nominations must be for candidates younger than 21. All nominations may be for candidates younger than 21, but no more than 50 percent may be for persons 21 years of age or older.

 

A Vigil Candidate Must Meet The Following:

  • Be currently registered with both the Denver Area Council and Tahosa Lodge. Registrations will be verified prior to the selection meeting.
  • Be a Brotherhood Member for at least 2 years at the time of the selection.
  • Be known to have rendered exceptional service, personal efforts and unselfish interest to the Order and to Scouting and is currently active in such a manner as to warrant belief that the candidate will continue such extraordinary service in the future.

Click here to download a PDF Vigil Nomination form, or fill out the form below to submit online.

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