Vigil Honor

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 the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.

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 the Lodge, Order of the Arrow, Scouting Community, and/or a local Scout Camp.

Tipisa Lodge is honored to have a long tradition of recognizing worth individuals with the Vigil Honor. Tipisa has employed additional traditions and methods to better recognize and inspire its Vigil Honor candidates.

Vigil Eligibility Requirements

  • Brotherhood member at least 2 years prior to December 15, 2023 (or current years vigil selection date)
  • Must be dues-current

Vigil Honor Nomination Resources

Any Arrowmen who has been a Brotherhood member for at least two years on the time of selection. Contact with questions.

Past Recipients

Over the past 75 years, Tipisa has invited over 600 members to the Vigil Circle. Dates and locations of Vigil inductions are approximate and represent when and where the majority of the class kept their Vigil