“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 distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camp.”
The above paragraph is how the Order of the Arrow Handbook describes the type of Arrowmen who are selected for the Vigil Honor every year by lodges across our nation. It is often said that the Vigil Honor cannot be earned; only bestowed.
Soon, the Na Mokupuni O Lawelawe Lodge Vigil Honor Selection Committee for the year 2015 will be conducting its deliberations. The committee needs your help to effectively select this year’s class. As our lodge is spread out amongst the Islands of Hawaii, there will be potential Vigil candidates from each chapter that may be unfamiliar to the committee members from the other chapters. In order to ensure that every eligible Arrowman is thoroughly considered by the members of this committee, please submit the name of any Arrowman you consider worthy of this high honor to the Vigil Honor Selection Committee by Sunday, October 19, 2014.
All Brotherhood members whose dues are paid for 2014, who are currently registered in Scouting, and who attained their Brotherhood prior to November 30, 2012 are eligible and will be considered by the committee. Nominations should be accompanied with a write-up that outlines the scope of service each nominee has given to the Lodge, the community, and to Scouting.
Fillable PDF Nomination Form.
Please submit your nominations to:
ATTN: Stephen Cowland
Na Mokupuni O Lawelawe Lodge Vigil Selection Committee
1590 Kaweloka St.
Pearl City, HI 96782
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org