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 a distinguished contribution beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: Achewon Nimat 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. For more information contact the Vigil Recommendation Adviser.
Eligible Youth Members (4)
Eligible Adult Members (24)
To recommend an eligible Brotherhood member indicated above for the Vigil Honor, complete the online Vigil recommendation form below and submit the completed form to the Vigil Recommendation Committee.
Please Note: Only registered Achewon Nimat Lodge members may submit a recommendation. Recommendations that are incomplete will not be considered. You may recommend as many eligible Brotherhood members as you like, but only one recommendation per eligible member will be accepted. Note: the only way to submit a recommendation is through this web site or click here for a copy of the Vigil Recommendation PDF Form attached here.
Recommendations for the 2016 Vigils will be accepted from November 27, 2016 until 6:00 PM on December 23, 2016.
Recommendations received after 6:00 pm on December 23rd will not be accepted.
List at least 2 or 3 explicit reasons in one or more of the categories on the form below:
This web page will only be available from November 27, 2016 until 6:00 pm on December 23, 2016
Vigil Honor Recommendation Form
I would like to recommend the following individual for the Vigil Honor :
He/She has made a distinguished contribution to the Order of the Arrow outside the lodge by :
He/She has made a distinguished contribution to our Council’s Camps by :
Please consider the following Indian Name for this Arrowman (in English, 32 characters max including spaces) :
He/She has made a distinguished contribution to Achewon Nimat Lodge by :
He/She has made a distinguished contribution to Scouting by :
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the local lodge can bestow upon its Brotherhood members. Vigil Honor recipients are still Brotherhood members, but have been recognized by their Lodge, and the National Order of the Arrow Committee, for their continued service and dedication to the order. The first Vigil Honors were bestowed upon E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson the founders of the Order of the Arrow in 1915.
Members that have been approved by the National OA office are inducted during a special ceremony, where they are given their Vigil name in both English as well as the language of the Leni Lenapi, the Native American Indian tribe that inspired the Order of the Arrow. For instance: Achewon Nimat Vigil Member Steve Kline’s Indian name is “Elhigunk Sabbeleechen Ichacquot Tschipisin” which when translated means “Big Spark Loose Contact”. The use of bizarre and funny names to reflect the individual’s persona began in Machek N’Gult lodge. One member was even known as “Big Fish with Turkey Lips”.