Founder's Award

The Founder's Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for those who personify the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson. The Lodge may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present between two and four awards annually. Any Arrowman registered with Sakima Lodge is eligible for nomination regardless of rank, honor, position, or tenure.

The Founders Award Committee is composed of youth Arrowmen who will select recipients from the nominations. The award will be presented at the Lodge’s Winter Banquet. The awardee receives a certificate, the medallion and pocket device shown above.

Nominations for each year can be submitted between January 1st and September 1st. Please consider nominating any Arrowmen you believe are deserving of this recognition. Download and submit nomination forms to

Vigil Honor

Members who  have served the lodge for a minimum of two years since earning their Brotherhood, are eligible to be considered for the Vigil Honor.  This honor is given to deserving members upon selection by a committee composed of non-eleigible members. The Vigil Honors sash is shown above

Selection is based on what candidates have done for the lodge as an Arrowman and what they are expected to contribute in the future. No nomination is made, selection is from those eligible as of the date the selection committee meets each year.  Youth members must be at least 50% of those selected.  

Annual Awards Pins

Members may earn the "Ceremonies" (feather) or "Exceptional Service" (golden arrowhead) pins on an annual basis.  The requirements to earn these awards are:

  • Ceremonies Pin - do one of the following
    • Be a ceremonialist twice
    • Be a torch bearer twice
    • Be a chooser twice
    • Aid in any ceremony in any facet twice
  • Exceptional Service Pin - Complete five of the following (bold denotes required items):
    • Attend four out of six major lodge events (Spring, Summer, and Fall Fellowship, Iron Horse, Lodge Leadership Development, and Winter Banquet)
    • Attend a Lodge Executive Committee Meeting
    • Be or attain the Brotherhood Honor
    • Participate in two or more unit elections
    • Attend an OA hosted Training (Lodge Leadership Development, National Leadership Seminar, etc.)
    • Hold a lodge or chapter Leadership position (Officers, Committee Chairs, Advisers)
    • Attend Section Conclave
    • Earn the Ceremonies Pin
    • Hold the OA Troop Representative position

See the files section below for the pin requirements and a form to record your progress toward the Exceptional Service Pin.

Pins will be awarded upon successful completion with recognition at the annual Lodge Winter Banquet.

File Name Description
Founders Nomination Form (Fillable PDF) Form to be used to submit a nomination for the OA Founders Award. Due by September 1 Download
Sakima Lodge Event Pin Requirements Requirements for earning the special event pins Download