The Founders Award
Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder's Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.
The award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, with a wooden base and a brass plate suitable for engraving. Available for uniform wear is a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.
Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present between two and four awards annually, depending on the number of members in the lodge. If the lodge presents more than one award, at least one must be awarded to a youth under the age of 21.
TKäen DoD Lodge30 Recipients
2016 - Terrie Seymour
2015 - Kelsey Seymour and Ryan Ross
2014 - William Ernest
2012 - Ruby Way
2007 - Marcus Allis and Dan Jackson
2005 - Jon Fuller
2004 - Jim Bacalles
2003 - Neal Forsyth and Lois Love
2001 - John Bahl and Marlene Enlow
2000 - Brian Love and Bernie Briceland Sr.
1999 - Jamie Love and Roy Paddock
1998 - Jason Potter and Don Worden
1997 - Ron Hall
1996 - George Bacalles and Mike Asiello Jr.
1995 - Ted Love and Jim Griffin
1994 - Floyd Marley
1993 - Marc McGrain and Ken Masteller
Previous Lodge Recipients
Winingus Lodge 30
1992 - Jason Root and William Thomas
TKäen DoD Lodge 186
1991 - Thomas Feehan and Sean McInerney
1992 - Tim Griffin and Mark Kosty
Wakanda Lodge 186
1990 - Let Lowery
Seneca Lodge 394
1985 - Daniel Redner and Michael McCarthy
1987 - Peter Maybaum and Kenneth Maybaum
1990 - Adam Hungerford, Michael McCarthy, and David Powell
The James E. West Fellowship Award
James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, and he served in that position for more than three decades. The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund. The gift must be in addition to— and not replace or diminish—the donor’s annual Friends of Scouting support. Many individuals and corporations make these gifts either on behalf of someone else—such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment, or anniversary—or in memory of a special individual. If an institution is truly “the lengthened shadow of one man,” it is more than fitting that the BSA honor James E. West’s major contributions to Scouting in such a significant way. The lodge has made many contributions to the council endowment fund honoring arrowman who have given unselfish service to the lodge.
2017 - Kelsey Seymour and Joe Taylor
2016 - Peter Reif
2015 - George Bacalles and Roy Paddock
2013 - Joe Roupp and Jim Thomas