Lodge Awards


At the Lodge Banquet each December, the lodge presents the following awards:

OA Founders Award (info) Nominations Due at Fall Conclave
Arrowman of the Year (info) Nominations Due at Fall Conclave
Old Arrows Award (info) Nominations Due at Fall Conclave
Young Arrows Award (info) Nominations Due at Fall Conclave
Jack Stellar Camping Award (info) Nominations Due at Fall Conclave
Supreme Chief of the Fire Award (info) Actual Statistics Used
Chapter of the Year Award (info) Chapter Annual Report due Friday Night of Lodge Banquet

Lodge Awards Selection Committee

The Lodge Chief (or his designee) shall annually appoint a Lodge Awards Selection committee to convene at the Fall Conclave each year for the purpose of reviewing nominations and making selections of award recipients.  Every effort should be made to adequately represent the entire lodge and its chapters on the committee.  The Lodge Adviser shall appoint an adult to serve as Adviser to this committee, but the adviser shall have no vote.


FOUNDERS AWARD (Nominate)

The Founder's Award was created by the National Committee to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have unselfishly and cheerfully given outstanding service to the Lodge. This award is reserved for Arrowmen who demonstrate in their everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by our founder E. Urner Goodman.  This is the most prestigious award that the lodge may present, and requires National Order of the Arrow approval.

The Founder's Award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likeness of E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carrol A. Edson, with wooden base and brass plate suitable for engraving. This prestigious award is appropriate for display at home or in the office. Also available is the Founder's Award arrow ribbon, similar to the universal arrow ribbon, except that it is a gold-covered arrow suspended from a red ribbon.

Only two awards per year are currently authorized for our lodge (based on size).  The Awards Selection Committee may select a) no recipients; b) one youth recipient; c) two youth recipients; or d) one youth and one adult recipient. The Lodge Awards Selection Committee recommends recipients for this award which are approved by the lodge chief and adviser and forwards their selection to the National Order of the Arrow Director for approval.


OLD ARROW'S AWARD (Nominate)

The Old Arrow's Award is a Lodge-level award created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given long, faithful and outstanding service to Lodge 66. Up to two Adult Arrowmen, 21 years or older, are selected annually to receive this very prestigious award. The award is a handsome plaque. Although an adult member may be nominated for both the Old Arrow's Award and the Founder's Award, an individual may not receive both awards in the same year. The Lodge Awards Selection Committee recommends recipients for this award to the lodge chief and advisor for final approval.


YOUNG ARROW'S AWARD (Nominate)

The Young Arrow's Award is a Lodge-level award created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given long, faithful and outstanding service to Lodge 66. Up to two Youth Arrowmen, under 21 years old, are selected annually to receive this very prestigious award. The award is a handsome plaque. Although a youth member may be nominated for both the Young Arrow's Award and the Founder's Award, an individual may not receive both awards in the same year. The Lodge Awards Selection Committee recommends recipients for this award to the lodge chief and adviser for final approval.


Arrowman of the year (Nominate)

The Arrowman of the Year Award is a Lodge-level award which honors one youth and one adult for exceptional service to the Lodge in the past year.  The final selection is made by the lodge chief and adviser.


JACK STELLAR CAMPING AWARD (Nominate)

The Jack Stellar Camping Award was created in 1995 to recognize individual outstanding long term service and selfless dedication to the youth of Boy Scouting. This award is similar to the Founder's Award except that it is only given periodically to those youth or adults who exemplify the highest ideals of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. This award is named in honor of our past Camp Ranger , Jack Stellar, Vigil Honor member, who very faithfully and enthusiastically served the Great Southwest Council and Lodge 66 for over 20 years. Jack Stellar and the recipients of this award provide an outstanding example to the youth and adults of our Lodge by the quality of their service to the Lodge and Camp Frank Rand, and the excellent example they provide to, and their relationships with the other members of the Lodge. The first recipient was Mr. Phillip Cluff, a former Vigil Honor member of Lodge 66 and three-year Chapter Adviser of the Cheyenne Chapter.

An adult may only be considered for this award after ten years of service to Boy Scouting through the Lodge and Camp Frank Rand while a youth may only be considered after five years of such service. Candidates will be considered and selected by the Lodge Awards and Recognition Committee at the Fall Conclave.

The nomination form for the Jack Stellar Camping award can be found in the forms section of the Planbook.


Supreme Chief of the Fire Award

This award recognizes the chapter that had the highest percentage of its Boy Scout Troops attend Camp Rand during the previous summer.  The percentage shall be based on the total number of Boy Scout Troops registered in the Chapter’s district on June 30th.  The Lodge Awards Selection Committee shall request this data from the Lodge Staff Adviser between September 15th and November 30th.  First, second, and third places will be recognized.


Chapter of the Year Award

This award is based on a strict set of requirements that are designed to recognize the chapters that best support the lodge’s quest for the Honor Lodge Award.  Each chapter must submit a Chapter Annual Report to the Lodge Chief no later that 7:00 Friday of the Lodge Banquet weekend.