Lodge Awards

Lodge Honor Award

The purpose of the Lodge Honor Award is to recognize Arrowmen (Honor Level Brotherhood required) who have made outstanding contributions above and beyond the call of duty. Arrowmen who exemplify the obligation of our Order and live it and the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives, who have uncompromisingly shown unselfish service and devotion to the Order, Scouting, and the promotion of Scout camping in the Southern Shores Field Service Council.

Lodge Honor Award Nomination Form Link

Archie Adams Dedication the Service Award

National Awards

Founders Award

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder's Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.

The award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, with a wooden base and a brass plate suitable for engraving. Available for uniform wear is a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.

Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present between two and four awards annually, depending on the number of members in the lodge. If the lodge presents more than one award, at least one must be awarded to a youth under the age of 21.

Founders Award Petition Click here

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James E. West Fellowship Award

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and does not diminish or replace, the donor's annual gift to the council's Sustaining Membership Enrollment or Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone--an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, council president, or district chairman, or in memory of a departed loved one, business associate, Scout or Scouter.