The Vigil Honor is a 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:
Octoraro Lodge 22 — Order of the Arrow — Horseshoe Scout Reservation — Boy Scouts of America
An Arrowman nominated for the Vigil Honor must exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. Additionally, the Vigil Honor is bestowed not only for what the Arrowman has done in the past, but also for what he is expected to do in the future.
Any person may nominate an eligible Arrowman for selection to the Vigil Honor. The nominator does not have to be a Vigil Honor member, an Arrowman, or even registered with the Boy Scouts of America. However, self-nominations will never be considered and will most likely jeopardize any future nominations submitted on that Arrowman’s behalf.
The Vigil Honor selection committee convenes in early January to select Octoraro Lodge 22’s recipients for the Vigil Honor. At that time, the nominee must:
- Be a member of Chester County Council, with all registration requirements fulfilled;
- Be a member of Octoraro Lodge 22, with his lodge dues paid; and
- Have completed his Brotherhood at least two (2) full years prior to the date of selection.
The deadline for submission is December 1st. Nominations will not be accepted at the selection meeting — no exceptions will be granted for any reason. Nominations received after the deadline will be held for the following year.
Please click on the link to the fillable or printable forms and follow the directions for submission.