Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Vigil Nomination


Vigil Nomination 2018:

Vigil Eligibility List - As of December 26th  2017


The Vigil Honor


Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.

The Vigil Honor 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 one or more of the following:

  • Lodge
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Scouting community
  • 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.


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, through the Vigil Honor petition, found in the annual re-charter packet. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.

From National Order of the Arrow:


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 2017

Where: Stearns Scout Camp

When:  Aug 26-27, 2017


2017 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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