Order of the Arrow Awards

National Awards and Recognition
Distinguished Service Award
dsa ribbon  

The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1940 to honor OA service beyond the lodge level. This award is presented to Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The award is presented every two years during NOAC. Approximately 500 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented since 1940.

The award is a sterling silver arrowhead, bearing an arrow pointing upward and to the wearer's right, suspended from a white neck-ribbon, upon which are embroidered red arrows. A white square knot embroidered upon red cloth is also available. Presentation of the award is limited; nominations are open to both youth and adult.

The following individuals from Tiwahe Lodge have earned the DSA.

Year
Tiwahe Recipient
1990
Michael Southall
1992
Louis G. Monville III
2002
Thomas D. Slaughter
     
Other National Awards
and Recognitions
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  These awards and recognitions are decided and presented by the National Order of the Arrow Committee. These awards and recognitions are provided nationally. Click each award to view an archive of all recipients.
     
  These awards are no longer available. They are included here for their historical context.
     
Chapter Awards and Recognition
 
Wowitan Award   The purpose of this award is to recognize a chapter whose members have demonstrated outstanding performance in all aspects of Tiwahe Lodge membership.
     
Spirit Award   The purpose of this award is to recognize the chapter which has gone far above and beyond normal expectations. The chapter that receives this award will have clearly shown the ability to coordinate, organize, and motivate it's members for the perpetuation of the purpose and principles of the Order of the Arrow.
     
Al Silva Sr Service Award   The purpose of this award is to recognize the chapter that best represents the principles of service in the Order of the Arrow, and provides outstanding service to scouting and the community.
     
Arrowmen Awards and Recognition
Crossed Feathers Award
   
crossed feathers   This award recognizes and honors outstanding service to scouting, camping, and to the Order of the Arrow. This award is presented to adults only.
     
Founders Award
   
founders award   This award was created to honor and recognize Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to the lodge. This award is reserved for Arrowmen who demonstrate that they memorialize by their everyday life the spirit of achievement described by founder E. Urner Goodman. Click here for a short movie about the Founders Award.
     
Camp Promotion Award
   
camp promotion   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen who have exhibited the spirit and purpose of the Order of the Arrow by promoting camping both in and out of their own Scout units. Requirements
     
Ceremonial Award
   
ceremony team award   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen who have given their time and talents in the preparation and presentation of Lodge Ceremonials. Requirements
     
Dancer Award
   
dancer award   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen who have shown an interest above and beyond the average OA dancer in the study and work of making and using regalia, dancing, and showing an interest in the Native American dance tradition. Requirements
     
Drummer Award
   
dancer award   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen who have shown an interest over and above the average member in the study and playing of Native American drums and songs. Requirements
     
Election Team Award
   
election team award   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen who have given their time and effort in the presentation of unit elections. Requirements
     
         Arrow of Light
Crossover Ceremony Award
AOL_crossover award   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen who have shown an interest above and beyond that of the average member in supporting Cub Scout events, thereby advancing knowledge of the Order to prospective future candidates for election to the Order. Requirements
     
Elangomat
   
Elangomat award   This award recognizes Arrowmen, both youth and adult, who have given outstanding service to the Order of the Arrow in the pursuit of "Finding the Arrow." Requirements
     
Wulamoen Award
   
Wulomoen Award   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen, both youth and adult, who have kept their promise to the Order of the Arrow to be faithful in attendance of Lodge and Chapter events. Requirements
     
Joel Warner Award
   
Joel Warner Service Award Patches   This award recognizes Tiwahe Lodge Arrowmen, both youth and adult, who have contributed a significant number of service hours at Mataguay Scout Reservation, Camp Balboa, or the Youth Aquatic Center. No other site is acceptable for Joel Warner Service Hours. If you have a project at another site, you will receive Chapter Service Hours, but not hours toward the Joel Warner Award. Service work must be approved by the Lodge and the Chapter. The cost of the patch is $7. There is no time limit to complete the award. Lodge Spring Encampment, Lodge Fall Ordeal, Chapter Ordeal (at one of the above camps), and Trailbuilding at MSR will automatically count toward this award. Lodge Service Day, District Service Day, and other service projects may count if approved and held on Camp property. Requirements
     
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