Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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To account for a faulty form, we are extending the Vigil Nomination deadline to this Tuesday the 21st of January at 11:59 pm.  If you need to restart your nomination forms, please use the one attached to this email instead of any previous forms.  This does not affect you if you have already turned in your nominations!  It only affects in-progress nominations.

If you still have an Arrowman you believe is worthy of the Vigil Honor that has not been nominated, this is your absolute last chance.  Remember that all nominations must be reviewed by your Chapter Adviser before being submitted to Ben Coder (staff.adviser@oa.nsbsa.org), so get started today!

Vigil Conclave


Fourth Annual Vigil Reunion -  August 24 - 25, 2019

The 2018 Third Annual Vigil Re-Union was a great event at Camp Phillippo and we celebrated it with our Annual Vigil Conclave.  Hundreds of hours of service to the camp were performed, interaction with the new class of Vigils and a Hootenanny put on by Mary Degel and Ryan McDonald.  Those that were not up to camping stayed in the air conditioned Camper Cabin. Several chapters joined Dan Patch on Friday night to do their own Chapter Vigil Get-Together.  In 2017 at the Second Annual Vigil Reunion and Vigil Conclave at Stearns you outdid yourselves with over 100 hours of service and over 170 members in camp.  Dan Patch held their Chapter Vigil Gathering on Friday night and the weekend was a great success thanks to the Rangers, the new Tonkawa Lodge and all your help.  The First Annual Reunion was our first chance to get our Vigil Brothers together and you outdid yourselves, putting in service hours, being with brother Vigils and being entertained by Bruce Haverly.  

Now we are back at Phillippo for the 4th Reunion and Vigil Conclave and we again offer all chapters a building to use Friday night for their Chapter Vigil gathering before the Lodge Vigil begins.

Don’t miss the fun of seeing fellow Vigils and helping out on service to the camp.  So reserve the date for the Fourth Annual Vigil Reunion and join in on what should be a fantastic time with the Order of the Arrow Vigil gathering.  Remember, you can tent camp or stretch out in one of our air conditioned buildings.  Registration is now open:

2019 Vigil Reunion Reservation Link

so you can sign up early.  Did I mention the food?  The chefs from Southern Skies Chapter are anxious to serve you.  Some chapters are already requesting space to kick off the weekend with their own Vigil Reunion and get us started.  Reach out to Layne Lodmell if that interests you.  You can reach Layne  at layne.lodmell@gmail.com

Vigil Nomination


Here are the 2020 Vigil Eligible Lists as of December 18, 2019. 

The youth list is encrypted. The password involves the first word in the Lodge name.

2020 Youth Vigil Eligible List 20200122 Encrypted

2020 Adult Vigil Eligible List 20200122

Here is the link to the 2020 Online Vigil Nomination Form

Link to the 2020 Online Vigil Honor Nomination Form

Here is the link to a standard fillable PDF 2020 Vigil Nomination Form

Link to standard fillable PDF Vigil Nomination Form

The following are documents from the 2019 Vigil Process:

Totanhan Nakaha Vigil Call Out Script 2019

Link to Register for the 2019 Vigil Conclave - August 24th to August 25th

2019 Vigil Work Projects presentation


Vigil Reunion Weekend

2019 Vigil Candidates List

Follow this link for a list of the candidates and their chapters: 2019 Vigil Candidates

Reminder: The 2019 Vigil Reunion Conclave will be held August 24 - August 25

Follow this link for the 2019 Vigil Conclave Schedule: 2019 Vigil Conclave Schedule



2019 Vigil Class


Please Welcome Our 2019 New Vigil Members (8/25/2019)

To see more pictures from this event, follow this hyperlink: 2019 Vigil Conclave Photos (courtesy of Paul Mahowald)


2018 Vigil Class


Please Welcome Our 2018 New Vigil Members (8/26/2018)

To see more pictures from this event, follow this hyperlink: 2018 Vigil Conclave Photos (courtesy of Jim Foster)


2017 Vigil Make-Up Class


2017 Vigil Make-Up Class (5/20/2018)

Sam Schroeder, Peter Fitzpatrick, Jacob Pawloski, Thoyer Boyum, Parker Smith


2017 Vigil Class


Please welcome our 2017 new Vigil Honor Members

For more pictures of the 2017 Vigil Reunion, click on this link: 


2016 Vigil Class


Please welcome our 2016 new Vigil Honor Members

More pictures for the 2016 Vigil Reunion and Induction Conclave are available here: https://jafoster.smugmug.com/Scouting/Order-of-the-Arrow/2016VigilConclave/

2015 Vigil Class


Please welcome our 2015 new Vigil Honor Members

2014 Vigil Class


Please welcome our 2014 new Vigil Honor Members

2013 Vigil Class


Please welcome our 2013 new Vigil Honor Members

2012 Vigil Class


2012 Vigil Class

2012 Vigil Class

Please welcome our new 2012 Vigil Honor Members.

The weekend of Aug 25 to Aug 26 2012, 66 lodge members were inducted into the Vigil Honor. We are pround of these new members and look forward to their continued committement to service in Scouting and the Order of the Arrow.

2011 Vigil Class


Please join us in congratulating the 2011 Vigil Class!

Each year, the lodge strives to recognize its most worthy members with the Vigil Honor.  Selections are made with great care, and only after thorough consideration of the possible candidates.  Totanhan Nakaha Lodge is please to recognize the following members who have been selected as this year’s candidates for the Vigil Honor:

2011 Vigil Class List

Vigil Conclave Quick Info


What: Vigil Reunion and Induction Conclave 2019

Where: Phillippo Scout Reservation

When:  Aug 24-25, 2019


2019 Vigil Candidates


Sponsor Letter

Vigil Member Letter


Vigil Documents

 TitleCategoryModified DateSize Description
Vigil Nomination ProcessPolicy1/17/201321.10 KBDownload 
Vigil Sponsor Role 7/19/201511.44 KBDownload 
2017 Vigil Nomination FormNomination10/26/2016304.03 KBDownload2017 Vigil Nomination Form: Due to Chapter Leadership 1/7/2017
Vigil Induction PlanPolicy1/17/2013112.66 KBDownload 

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