The Founders' Award was created in 1981 by the National Order of the Arrow Committee to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge.
The award is reserved for a member who demonstrates to their fellow Arrowmen that they memorialize in their everyday life, the spirit of achievement as described by to Order's founders Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carrol Edson.
While the Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction, the Founders' Award is used to recognize those Arrowmen, youth and adult, who have impacted the Lodge in a positive and lasting way. This is a rare and distinguished honor presented to recognize the spirit of our Founders, visible in worthy Arrowmen.
Nominations for the Founders' Award ought to be taken seriously. Please provide as much information about the nominees as possible. In this way the Awards Selection Committee can make a fair assessment of contributions of the nominee to the Lodge.
To be eligible for the Founders' Award an Arrowman must:
- Be a registered member of the Rip Van Winkle Council, BSA
- Be a member in good standing of Half Moon Lodge #28
In order for a nomination to be accepted it must:
- Be submitted on an official and current Founders' Award Nomination Form. Any additional information can be attached to the nomination form.
- Be received no later than October 31st.
Completed nomination forms may be turned in or mailed to the Council Service Center.
Note: If the Lodge presents more than one award, one must be a youth under the age of 21.
Previous FOUNDER'S AWARD recipients.
Download the FOUNDER'S AWARD Nomination form