The Founder’s 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 the 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 the Order’s founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson. While the Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction, the Founder’s 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 Founder’s Award ought to be taken seriously. Please provide as much information about the nominee as possible. In this way the Awards Selection Committee can make a fair assessment of the nominee’s contributions to the Lodge.
To be eligible for the Founder’s Award, an Arrowman must:
1. Be registered in Bucks County Council, BSA
2. Be a member in good standing of Ajapeu Lodge #33
In order for a nomination to be accepted it must:
1. Be submitted on an official Founder’s Award Nomination form. Any additional information can be attached to the nomination form.
2. Be received no later then January 15. (Awards are presented at the annual Lodge Family Banquet in March).
Printable versions [PDF or RTF] versions of the nomination form are also available.