Awards

Song of the Coyote Award

The Song of the Coyote Award was created in 2001 to recognize those Arrowman that have shown dedication to Spe-Le-Yai Lodge #249. The requirements to become eligible to receive this honor can be found below.

Youth

1. Attend a minimum of 8 meetings a year.

2. Be active at all Ordeals for a year.

3. Achieve or have Brotherhood.

4. Be active in his troop.

5. Serve as an Elangomat or key member of the Ordeal who cannot serve as an Elangomat.

6. Hold an office in the Lodge.

7. Be selected by the Song of the Coyote Committee.

Adults:

1. Attend a minimum of 8 meetings a year.

2. Be active at all Ordeals for a year.

3. Achieve or have Brotherhood.

4. Hold an active position in scouting.

5. Serve as an Elangomat or key member of the Ordeal who cannot serve as an Elangomat.

6. Serve as an adult advisor.

7. Be selected by the Song of the Coyote Committee.

The requirements may be waived to honor a person in the council that has done a great service to the Lodge. Names may be submitted to the Song of the Coyote Committee for consideration. The Song of the Coyote Committee is comprised of past Song of the Coyote recipients and shall make final determination of persons to whom this award is bestowed. A person deemed worthy of the award does not have to be ratified by the general lodge membership. Anyone may nominate any Arrowman that they feel qualifies.

Founders Award

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 cofounder Carroll A. Edson.
Founder's Award
The Award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson, with wooden base and brass plate suitable for engraving. Also available is a special Founder’s Award arrow ribbon, with a gold colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.

 

Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow Committee to present up to four awards annually, based on lodge membership. If the lodge presents more than one award, one must be to a youth under the age of 21.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis.

The award is presented every two to three years during the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Since the time the first awards were presented, less than 840 Distinguished Service Awards have been awarded.OA Distinguished Service Award

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.


Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form