Founders Award Nominations

“HE WHO SERVES HIS FELLOWS IS, OF ALL HIS FELLOWS, GREATEST.” – E. Urner Goodman

The prestigious Founders Award is presented annually to those members of the Order who, for their
dedication and support, have given outstanding service to the Order of the Arrow above and beyond the
call of the Admonition. The Founders Award is open to all Lodge members, and is not restricted to those
who have given past service, or received Vigil.

To be eligible, a Founders award recipient is an active member of the OA. The Founders Award cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavor or past leadership roles; it comes as recognition of their altruistic leadership in service. The recipients are expected to continue in their efforts. This fact should be given careful consideration in the nomination of any candidate.

Things to consider include the candidate’s:

  • Attendance to events
  • Performance in leadership
  • Participation in OA programs

“This is not a popularity contest. Do not consider a person because of friendship, or because of
popularity, or being a great athlete. What really counts is his loyalty and support to the Order of the
Arrow and living up to the obligation
.”

Please limit your nomination to this page, and the brief summary
of service within the Order of the Arrow. This candidate should reflect in his service the obligation, and
most importantly the Admonition of our Order.

  • Explain why you believe this nominee should be considered.