Vigil Nomination Step 1 of 4 25% The Vigil Honor is the highest recognition in the Order of the Arrow. Your nomination is the first step in recognizing an Arrowman for their servant leadership; that nomination will be presented to a committee of youth members tasked with selecting the most worthy. The challenge is visibility to the members of the committee. The committee can be nuanced in their discussion about a nominee’s particular situation, but they need information. The nominator’s role is to gather the facts and put it into a compelling story of attitude and service that is understandable by a mixed group of youth. These tips can help, but nothing can guarantee a selection. The requirements for Vigil are as follows: Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation. The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors. 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 of office to one or more of the following: Lodge Order of the Arrow Scouting community 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. For more information, see the National OA Website Lodge policy for Vigil Selections is as follows: The nominee must have completed their brotherhood prior to November 10, 2015 All nomination forms must be received by midnight on November 1 All nomination forms will be examined on Thursday, November 9 at the Vigil selection committee meeting. The lodge chief appoints a youth chairman, as well as one youth from each chapter to comprise the selection committee. The lodge Vigil adviser is present, but does not participate in discussions. The committee can select one nominee for every 50 dues paid Arrowmen in the lodge. Of those selected, at least 50% must be under the age of 21. Those selected at the meeting are approved by the Lodge Chief, Lodge Adviser, and Council Scout Executive, and their petitions are forwarded to the national Order of the Arrow committee for final approval. Those approved will be called out at our annual lodge banquet in January 2018. You must be a current, dues paid member of Tahosa Lodge, otherwise your nomination will be discarded. Click here to check your dues status / pay your dues. Questions should be directed to email@example.com, you may also request a list of eligible candidates at this address. Affirmation I have read the above requirements Save and Continue Later Nominator InformationName* First Last Email* Phone*Relationship to Nominee* Save and Continue Later Nominee InformationCandidate Name* First Last Youth or Adult?*Youth (20 and younger)Adult (21 and older)Picture of Candidate (in uniform preferred) Drop files here or Chapter*---KodiakMedicine PipeMedicine BearRunning AntelopeSpirit EagleWhite BuffaloWhite EagleUncertain Save and Continue Later NominationLeadership Positions*Please list any relevant leadership roles in which you feel the nominee provided cheerful service; you do not have to list every position they have ever held.TypeOfficeYear(s)Notes UnitChapterLodgeSectionDistrictCouncilOther What makes this candidate worthy of the Vigil Honor?* Give an example of one time the nominee demonstrated cheerful service.* Letter of Support (optional)It is recommended that you collaborate with other Lodge Members on this. Letter of Support WritersIf you worked with other arrowmen on the letter of support, please list their names. Suggested Vigil Name (English)Optional, if not provided a name will be chosenSuggested Vigil Name (Lenni Lenape)Here's the OA Word List to help you with the translationSuggested Vigil Guide First Last Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.