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.
Any current dues-paid Lodge Member can nominate another who meets the above requirements by filling out the nomination form.
All nomination forms are due to the Vigil Committee. The nominations will then be reviewed to make sure the nominee has 2 years as Brotherhood and their dues are paid.
A Vigil Selection Committee will be chosen from the active Brotherhood and Vigil Youth Members from across the Lodge. This Committee will meet to select the Lodge's candidates for that year from the previously submitted nomination forms.
After the nominations are finalized, they are sent to the national office for approval.
Following National approval, the Vigil Ceremony is held.
2020 Vigil Nominations
For a list of eligible members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out this nomination form to the best of your knowledge and email it back to email@example.com. For your convenience, you may also nominate individuals via Google Form at the following link: 2020 Online Vigil Nomination. All nomination forms are due by 12 noon, Sunday, December 15, 2019. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.