Vigil is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. 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 the lodge, Order of the Arrow, Scouting community and/or Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.
Eligibility Requirements (as of 2015)
Any 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 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. At least fifty percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.
About The Lists
The following lists represent those Arrowmen who have been presented the Vigil Honor by Tutelo Lodge or one of its predecessors. It does not include Arrowmen who received the Vigil Honor in other lodges and subsequently transferred to Tutelo, or Arrowmen who began in Tutelo and were later awarded the honor by another lodge.