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Founders Award

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 award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, with a wooden base and a brass plate suitable for engraving. Available for uniform wear is a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.

The Shawnee Lodge Founders Award selection committee will be reviewing nominations and selecting worthy of this award.  The award ceremony will occur during the 2023 Winter Fellowship Banquet

All nominations must be received by November 1st, 2024

Nomination Instructions

The nomination form can be downloaded at the link below.  Please fill out the form using a pdf editor.  Once the form has been completed, save and email it to

Past Founders Award Recipients

1988John K. Ottenad
1989Paul Springmann
2018Hayden Rosenthal, Griffin Stoeckel, Kenny Kleinberg, Tim Weaver
2019Levi Mills, Phil Combs, Bruce Levitt, Bob McRath
2020Gavin Knapp, Matt Traum, Tom Luecke
2021Sam Bunn, Connie Krull
2022Michael Colletti, Michael Flynn, Grant Krull
2023Matthew Caldwell, Ethan Coble, Ankit Goswami, Mason Pryor
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