Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Order of the Arrow

"For he who serves his fellows, is of all his fellows, greatest"
- Dr. E. Urner Goodman

Honor Ceremonialist Award Youth And Adult

Youth:

The Honor Ceremonialist Award for Youth is intended to honor those Ceremonialists who have served well as a Ceremonialist and have shown extraordinary service as a Ceremonialist. This is intended to serve as a small token of the Lodge’s gratitude toward our Ceremonialists, as they are incredibly important to the Order since they are one of the first things a candidate sees when entering our Order.

See the youth Honor Ceremonialist Award document for details and tracking sheets.

Youth Honor Ceremonialist Award Requirements/Progress Record

Adult:

The Honor Ceremonialist Award for Adults is intended to honor those Adult Advisers and Coaches to Ceremony teams who have served well as Advisers and Coaches, and have shown extraordinary service as an Adviser/Coach. This is intended to serve as a small token of the Lodge's gratitude toward our Advisers/Coaches, as they are incredibly important to the Order since they are the backbone behind the first impression candidates receive when entering the Order.

See the Honor Ceremonialist Award document for details and tracking sheets.

Adult Honor Ceremonialist Award Requirements/Progress Record

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Honor Elangomat Award

Be An Honored Elangomat
The Honor Elangomat Award is intended to honor those Elangomats who have served well as an Elangomat and have shown extraordinary service as an Elangomat. This is in no way a motivation for better leaders but serves as a small token of the Egwa Tawa Dee's gratitude toward our Elangomats.

This award can be earned by both adults and youth. Each Elangomat is responsible for their own progress on their record sheet. Once completed, it must be signed by the Lodge Vice Chief of Inductions.

Honor Elangomat Award Progress Record

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Honor Nimat Award

The Honor Nimat Award is intended to honor those Nimats who have served well as a Nimat and have shown extraordinary service as a Nimat. This is in no way a motivation for better leaders but serves as a small token of Egwa Tawa Dee's gratitude toward our Nimats.

Honor Nimat Award Requirements/Progress Record

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2018 Service Hawk Award

The Service Hawk Award is meant to honor both youth and adult Arrowmen who go above and beyond in their service to Scouting, the community, and the lodge. By fulfilling the requirements below, you demonstrate that you embrace the purpose of our Order by embodying the spirit of cheerful service. Arrowmen who complete these requirements will receive the 2018 Service Hawk Award at the Winter Banquet in December.

Requirements:

1. Complete eight (8) hours of service in the community. A minimum of four (4) hours must be at a lodge Day of Service.

2. Complete eight (8) hours of service to Scouting. A minimum of four (4) hours must be at a lodge service project held at a lodge event.

3. Complete at least eight (8) hours of service to the lodge in one of the following:

1. Serve on Trailblazer/Adventure Camp staff.

2. Serve as an Elangomat at an Ordeal event.

3. Serve as a ceremonialist performing at least four (4) ceremonies on the lodge level. (youth only)

4. Be of service to the lodge in a role that is preapproved by the Lodge Adviser.

The deadline to submit the award application is November 4, 2018

Before starting work on this award, be sure to view the requirement criteria in the 2018 Service Hawk Award. Print a copy of the Service Hawk Award application to record your service throughout the year. Make sure to observe the criteria carefully and ensure that the service you perform is eligible for consideration in your award. Once you’ve completed the requirements, turn the completed application into either Brad Smith, Vice Chief of Program, or Mac McKinley, Lodge Adviser. Or, you can email your scanned forms to Mr. McKinley at macjan@bellsouth.net. Good luck!

2018 Vigil Honor

"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 or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting or their Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation." (For a complete explanation of the meaning and selection criteria, refer to “Vigil Honor” in the Order of the Arrow Handbook.)

You may either print and fill out the 2018 Vigil Honor Nomination then mail it to the address on the nomination, or type the information into the nomination and email it to vigilchairman@aacegwa.org.

Each section of the nomination is required and must be completed fully. Those submitting the nomination should feel free to request information from the Lodge officers, Advisors, along with Chapter, Unit & District leadership to complete the nomination as needed.

Nominations must be emailed to vigilchairman@aacegwa.org or mailed to the Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center no later than July 21, 2018.

Questions? Contact Vigil Honor Committee Chairman: David Pipes, vigilchairman@aacegwa.org

The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge helps the Atlanta Area Council provide a quality Scouting program through recognition of Scouting spirit and performance, development of youth leadership and service, promotion of Scout camping and outdoor programs, and enhancement of membership tenure. Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge is supported by twelve Chapters that include all Districts of the Atlanta Area Council.


2018 Founder's Award Nominations

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 Founder's Award is the highest award the Lodge can bestow upon a member. The criteria is for "those who best exemplify in their everyday life the true meaning of the OA: the basic ideals of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness and Service.”

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.Please watch this short video for a full explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSlAL6JgQMA

Nominations must be received no later than July 21, 2018 at the AAC Volunteer Service Center. Please mark envelopes Attn: Matt Rendahl & Egwa Tawa Dee – Founder’s

2018 Founder's Award Nomination Form

Questions? Contact the Lodge Chief, Trey Patuka, lodgechief@aacegwa.org.

James E. West Fellowship

The James E. West Fellowship recognizes a contribution of at least $1000 to the council’s endowment fund. Each year the Lodge will raise these funds to honor one lodge member by contributing to the council endowment fund in that member’s name who will then receive the James E. West Fellowship recognition items at the lodge annual banquet. This recognition will primarily be given for a “lifetime” of service to the Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, and Scouting.

Form must be received no later than July 21, 2018 at the AAC Volunteer Service Center. Please mark envelopes Attn: Matt Rendahl & Egwa Tawa Dee – James E. West Fellowship

2018 James E. West Fellowship Nomination Form

Questions? Contact the Lodge Chief, Trey Patuka, lodgechief@aacegwa.org.

 

 

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