Vigil Honor Membership

About the Vigil Honor:

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to the Lodge, Council, and Scouting as a whole. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.

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 of office to one or more of the following:

  • Lodge

  • Order of the Arrow

  • Scouting Community

  • Council Camp

Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Any Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered Lodge is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has to have been a Brotherhood Member for a minimum of two years.

A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor Petition (Below). At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.

Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge 165 Vigils:

A list of members who received the Vigil Honor in Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge is available here.

Vigil Nomination Form:

Current Members that are looking to nominate an eligible candidate for consideration to the Vigil selection committee should use the nomination form below.

List of Eligible Members and Vigil Nomination Form