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 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, or Scout Camp. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

After two years as Brotherhood, a Member is eligible to be selected for the Vigil Honor. Youth and Adult dues-paid members may be nominated for outstanding service to Scouting, their Lodge, Chapter, and the community. This honor is so special that each Lodge may only select a certain number of candidates per year, based on their number of registered Members.

Vigil Member Sash

2024 Vigil Nominations

For a list of eligible members, please see this list or email

Please nominate individuals via the Google Form at this link: 2024 Online Vigil Nomination. All nomination forms are due by 11:59pm on January 14, 2024. Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline.

If you have any questions about the Vigil Honor, eligibility determination, the nomination process, or anything Vigil-related, do not hesitate to email the Vigil Honor Committee at