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Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge

Atlanta Area Council

Founder's Award

The Founder’s Award is the highest honor a lodge can bestow on a member. It is given to those members who display the dedication of the Order of the Arrow founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Col. Carroll Edson. The lodge can give one award for every 500 members or fraction thereof. The following inscription on the award medallion describes the spirit of the award:

“For he who serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.”

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowmen who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson.

Someone who exemplifies this quote from our founder, Dr. E. Urner Goodman may be a candidate for this award.

“There are those among us who feel that we are . . . to make every effort in the induction of a new member into our Order in the Ordeal Ceremony, so that that very experience in his life is one that he will never forget. I think we are beginning to make headway in that. But let us in the months immediately ahead emphasize the fact that the Order of the Arrow is a collection of individual Arrowmen, in-the-making, or old-timers; and that what we do must be of such quality as to grasp their imagination and make their life different because of that fact.”

2015 Founder's Award Nomination Petition

Petitions must be received no later than September 11, 2015 at the AAC Volunteer Service Center, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. Please mark envelopes Attn: Bion Jones & Egwa Tawa Dee. Questions? Contact Founder's Award Committee Chairman, David Pipes,

Fall Reunion
September 18 - 20, 2015
Woodruff Scout Reservation




Arrowman Service Award

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Commemorate our organization’s centennial by working to complete the Arrowman Service Award!

The purpose of the Arrowman Service Award (ASA) is to encourage Arrowmen to recommit themselves to the ideals of the Order, increase their level of service to their local unit and council, and participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of the OA. The award will have three categories of criteria with various requirements that Arrowmen can complete. These include components on personal growth, service to Scouting, and participation in the centennial celebration. Those completing the prescribed requirements will receive a patch that can be worn on the Order of the Arrow sash.

Arrowman Service Award Youth Requirements

Arrowman Service Award Adult Requirements

Arrowman Service Award Service Hours Tracking Sheet

Questions? Contact Arrowman Service Award Chairman, Nicholas Leach, or 100th Anniversary Chairman Hunter Brown

National OA Conference (NOAC) 2015
August 3 - 8, 2015
Michigan State University

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.


Egwa Tawa Dee 2015 NOAC fundraiser/promotional flap. This flap may be purchased at the Atlanta Area Council Program Center for $3.00. The funds from these flaps will help scouts attend the National OA Conference (NOAC)






Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2015
Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center

Find those good items for your collection. Buy hard to find wonderful Scouting gifts from some of the Nation’s top Scout Memorabilia Dealers. There will be free trading tables that may be used by anyone when the auction is not in process. (No selling from these tables.)Have your old Scouting items appraised for free by the Scout Memorabilia Dealers. See Great displays of huge Scout Collections, old uniforms, coins, medals, patches, books, etc. The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Trading Post will be set-up with new 2015 items. The Nation’s largest Scout Shop will be open just across the hall on Saturday. Have your Boy Scouts work on Collections Merit badge and meet requirement 3-C and other requirements at this event.

  • 4,000 Sq. Ft. with 80 Tables
  • Good Lighting, ADA Accessible
  • FREE to visit, buy, and trade
  • The only fee is if you want to rent a table
  • Show Hours: Fri: 5:00PM to 10:00PM and Sat. 9:00AM to 2:00PM
  • If you want to rent a table, see the Table Rental Flyer
  • Concessations available
  • Two Silent Auctions, Friday 8:00PM & Saturday 11:00AM (All Donations Welcomed.)

Visit our Lodge website: for any updated information

All money raised goes to our Camperships Fund to help Scouts!



If you have any questions or want to donate items for the auction, please contact: Bruce Lafitte,, 404-697-8994

Canadian Odessey

The Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage: Canadian Odyssey program is an experience like no other. For two weeks, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience the wild beauty of the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario, Canada.

Ocean Adventure

The Order of the Arrow, Ocean Adventure, in cooperation with the Florida Sea Base, offers you an opportunity to provide cheerful service while experiencing the adventure and fun of one of the greatest ecosystems on our planet - the Florida Keys and the waters which surround them.

Summit Experience

The Order of the Arrow Summit Experience program is an experience like no other. For 8 days, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience all that the Summit in West Virginia has to offer.

Trail Crew

The Order of the Arrow Trail Crew program is one of the best ways to experience Scouting's premier high adventure base, Philmont Scout Ranch. For two weeks, participants see and experience all that Philmont has to offer and much more.

Wilderness Voyage

The Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage program is an experience like no other. For two weeks, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience all that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota has to offer.


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