Please complete the following form or you may download and mail in a paper copy of this form by clicking this link: Vigil Form.
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that a Lodge can bestow upon a member. It dates back to 1915 when our Founder, Dr. E. Urner Goodman became the first Vigil Honor Member. It is a mark of high distinction and is reserved for those arrowmen who have given exceptional service and who help others above and beyond the call of duty. The Vigil Honor requires unselfish dedication to one or more of the following: the Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or the Scout Camp. The Vigil Honor is recognition of one’s commitment to altruistic leadership and proper example of Brotherhood in Cheerful Service. Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor.
Nominations for the Vigil Honor ought to be taken seriously. Please provide as much information about the nominee as possible. In this way the Vigil Honor Selection Committee can make a fair assessment of the contributions of the nominee to Scouting and the Lodge. To be eligible for the Vigil Honor an arrowman must:
Be a Brotherhood member for at least two years prior to October 1st of the nominating year
Be registered in the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA
Be a member in good standing of Ngittitehen Lodge (membership dues are current)