Re: Adult Awards, Leader Knots
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 11:19:19 CDT
LARRY RUH <ruh@EUROPA.UMUC.EDU> writes:
>>* The Order of the Arrow has a Distinguished Arrowman Award which is
>>also presented on a nominative basis to Arrowmen that have
>>distinguished themselves by service to their local Council, Lodge, or
>>through the camping program of the local Council. The award consists
>>of a certificate, a special white square knot on a red background, and
>>an arrowhead pendant with an arrow through it suspended from a white
>>ribbon with red arrows embrodered throughout in the center.
>Finally, a chance to disagree with the distinguished "Black Eagle"!
>The Name of the award is the Distinguished Service Award. It is a
>NATIONAL award and is made for service to the Section, Area, Region or
>National organizations. It is *NOT* specifically associated with the
>Camping program of the BSA or the Local Council.
That's right and I've got the name mixed, Larry! However, many of the
holders of the Distinguished Service Award have done much to emphasize
camping in their local Council as well as in their Order of the Arrow
Section (usually around five to eight lodges).
Even though this is a national award (presented usually at the
National Order of the Arrow conferences, but some are presented at
Regional or Council annual meetings), nominations are gathered at the
local level and there's nothing that prevents a Lodge from supporting
the nomination of a great Scouter that have done much work in their
local Council (without being a sectional, regional or national
leader). That was the original purpose of the award.
> Your description of the
>award is accurate. It is awarded by nomination to the National Order of
>the Arrow committee, usually once every two years, and on a numerically
>Perhaps there is another award which does what you describe, but the
>award you have physically described is as I have stated in the above
>paragraph. As I recall, fewer than 500 (but it may be just over 500) have
>been awarded since the first award in the late '30s or early '40s.
I believe at the past National OA Conference, the numbers were around
530 since the first awards to Edson, Goodman and eight other Arrowmen
at the 1940 OA conference.
Thanks for the corrections, Larry!!
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