The Order of the Arrow recognizes those Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the spirit of the Boy Scouts and the Scouting Program. Within the Order, there are also ways to recognize those Arrowmen who best live up to the ideals of the Order. The highest honor our lodge can bestow upon one of its members is the Vigil Honor. This recognition is not something one can work towards; instead, Vigils are chosen because others have noticed the work and diligence they have shown for the Order. If there is an Arrowman you feel deserves this Honor, now is your chance to let it be known.
Please complete this form, including an explanation of why you nominated this individual. This explanation is important to the voting process.
To be qualified, a candidate must be a registered member of Boy Scouts of America, a registered member of the Pellissippi Lodge and must have been a Brotherhood member for at least 2 years.
Any Lodge member of any Level may nominate candidates for the Vigil Honor; candidates will be selected from the nominees by the Vigil Selection Committee.
Lodge Awards - Youth
Any active Lodge member, youth or adult, may nominate any active youth within the Lodge regardless of Chapter.
Jim Montgomery Service Award
The Jim Montgomery Service Award is presented to a youth Arrowman who goes above and beyond his duty to promote cheerful service in the Lodge, Council, District, Chapter, and/or Troop. Named in honor of past Pellissippi Lodge, Area and National Chief—Jim Montgomery.
Jeff Moser Rising Arrowman Award
The Jeff Moser Rising Arrowman Award is presented to a youth Arrowman who is relatively new to the Chapter and Lodge yet has stepped up to significantly help his Chapter and Lodge. Named in honor of past Pellissippi Lodge, Section, and
National Chief, Founder’s Award Recipient, and Distinguished Service Award Recipient—Jeff Moser
Cliff Harmon Inductions Award
The Cliff Harmon Inductions Award is presented to a youth Arrowman who promotes the inductions process from unit elections to brotherhood ceremony. Named in honor of past Pellissippi, Section, and National Chief, and Distinguished Service Award Recipient—Cliff Harmon
H. Doug Ferguson, III Ceremonies Award
The H. Doug Ferguson, III Ceremonies Award is presented to a youth Arrowman who knows the ceremonies and is very active with ceremonies activities at Ordeals and Fellowships. Named in honor of past Pellissippi Section, Region Chief, and Founder’s Award Recipient—H. Doug Ferguson, III.
J.T. White Native American Award
The J.T. White Native American Award is presented to a youth Arrowman who exemplified Native American traditions with drumming, dancing, singing, ceremonies, etc. Named in honor of Pellissippi Lodge Founder’s Award Recipient, Vigil Honor Member, and Adviser to many—J.T. White.
Chapter Awards - Youth
Ray Dyke spirit Award
The Ray Dyke Spirit Award is presented to one youth Arrowman from each chapter who demonstrates the spirit of the Order of the Arrow. Named in honor of founder awards recipient, Vigil Honor member, and Adviser to many —Ray Dyke.
Lodge Award - Adult
Any active Lodge member, youth or adult, may nominate any active adult within the Lodge regardless of Chapter.
Arthur B. Wood Adviser Award
The Arthur B. Wood Adviser Award is presented to an Adviser in the Lodge who exemplifies being a youth adviser. Named in honor of past Pellissippi Lodge Longtime Lay Adviser and Pellissippi Lodge’s 1st Distinguished Service Award Recipient—Arthur B. Wood.