The lodge wants its members to grow in Scouting both inside and outside the lodge. So to promote this spirit we have created the Golden Loon award. The Golden Loon can be earned by any Arrowman youth or adult provided they meet the criteria. This is not meant to be easy, and will challenge the Arrowman; this may even take one or two years to accomplish. Know that the lodge eagerly looks forward to the day when they can acknowledge your great accomplishment.
The Iron Arrowman award is designed to recognize the most hardened and committed Arrowmen within the order. As such, to receive the award, you must have attended all of the lodge's events within the lodge year (November – October) including: Winter Banquet / Winter Fellowship, Section Conclave, Spring Induction, Vigil Induction / Spring Fellowhip, One day of participation in the seatbacks fundraiser (i.e. participating for 6 hours or more in setup or teardown of seatbacks), Fall Induction, and Fall Fellowship, and discuss one memory from each event. The Award is symbolized by a grey-bordered standard lodge flap.
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. 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: their Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Council Scout Camp. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavor. It comes as recognition of unselfish leadership in service.
Nominate only those individuals who best exemplify the ideals of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, & Service.
Eligibility is limited to Arrowmen who have been brotherhood members for a minimum of 2 years at the time of selection.
He/She must also be a registered Scout/Scouter and a lodge member with dues paid.
The James E. West Fellowship is a national recognition for individuals who make a contribution of $1000 or more to their local council endowment trust fund. The Award is named in honor of the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that, “...an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.” Scouting today is the “lengthened shadow” of more than three decades of Dr. James E. West's dedicated leadership. We, the members of Agaming Maangogwan lodge, feel this is an important way to annually honor those individuals who have personally touched the lives of many and in doing so have cast their own “lengthened shadow” in support of scouting. Typically four of these awards are given per year.
Please nominate a deserving individual to honor with the James E. West Fellowship Award. (If selected, Agaming Maangogwan Lodge will donate $1000 in this person's name.)
Introduced in 1981, the Founder's Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given exceptional service over an extended period of time. The award, which is recognized nationally, is given on a restricted basis and is reserved for Arrowmen who demonstrate that he/she memorializes in his/her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson. Maximum of four awards per year, depending upon lodge membership, Agaming Maangogwan should qualify for three awards.
Eligibility is open to any Arrowmen who is a registered Scout/Scouter and a lodge member with dues paid.
When nominating an individual, remember the words of Chingachgook in the Legend given by Meteu,
“For He Who Serves His Fellows, Is Of All His Fellows, Greatest.”
The OA Unit of Excellence Award criteria recognize units that invite the lodge to conduct quality unit elections, participate in lodge events and meetings, and operate a complete OA Troop/Team 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. This recognition program, along with other tools for unit support, should be distributed and promoted to Scoutmaster/Coach, OA Troop/Team Representatives and Advisers, and chapter election teams to include in communication to units.