The Founder's 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.

While the Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction, the Founders Award is used to recognize those Arrowmen, youth and adult, who have impacted the lodge in a positive and lasting way. This is a rare and distinguished honor, to recognize the spirit of our Founders in another. 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.

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.

Year Name Lodge Youth/Adult
2018 Matthew J. McGovern Unami Lodge, One Adult
2017 Dennis G. Abernethy Unami Lodge, One Adult
2016 Gregg Y. Slocum Unami Lodge, One Adult
2015 Timothy D. English Sr. Unami Lodge, One Adult
2015 Timothy H. Reppert Unami Lodge, One Youth
2014 Brian "Skip" Burkhardt Unami Lodge, One Adult
2014 Edward J. Lester Jr. Unami Lodge, One Adult
2014 Ronald J. Pleis Unami Lodge, One Adult
2014 David W. Gibbons Unami Lodge, One Youth
2013 Christian F. Brenner Unami Lodge, One Adult
2012 Todd Malora Unami Lodge, One Adult
2012 Christian J. Grandzol Unami Lodge, One Adult
2012 Jon L. Messerschmidt Unami Lodge, One Youth
2011 James L. Clark Unami Lodge, One Adult
2011 Craig "Chuck" Tomlin Unami Lodge, One Adult
2011 Kyle R. Hallowell Unami Lodge, One Youth
2010 Charles "Chuck" Brill Unami Lodge, One Adult
2010 Rick Arcangel Unami Lodge, One Adult
2010 Brendan Fulmer Unami Lodge, One Youth
2009 Lawrence C. Neibauer Unami Lodge, One Adult
2009 Thomas J. Richards Unami Lodge, One Youth
2008 Robert J. Miller Jr. Unami Lodge, One Adult
2007 Frank Barger Unami Lodge, One Adult
2007 David E. Schaub Unami Lodge, One Youth
2006 Philip M. Hittner Unami Lodge, One Adult
2006 John M. Bickel Unami Lodge, One Youth
2005 John R. Grandzol Unami Lodge, One Adult
2004 James E. Price Unami Lodge, One Youth
2003 Kenneth Nygard Unami Lodge, One Adult
2003 Bruce Dordick Unami Lodge, One Adult
2003 Michael Hilferty Unami Lodge, One Youth
2002 Michael J. Coyne Unami Lodge, One Adult
2002 Joseph Brooke Unami Lodge, One Adult
2002 Edward T. Clifford III Unami Lodge, One Youth
2001 Graham Park Unami Lodge, One Adult
2001 Jonathan Alessi Unami Lodge, One Youth
1999 George Warren III Unami Lodge, One Youth
1999 Glenn P. McCrea Unami Lodge, One Adult
1999 Ryan Brooke Unami Lodge, One Youth
1999 Donald Blank Unami Lodge, One Adult
1998 L. Griff Watkin Unami Lodge, One Adult
1998 Daniel Adams Unami Lodge, One Adult
1998 Michael McCrea Unami Lodge, One Youth
1998 Joseph Lesniak Unami Lodge, One Youth
1997 John "Butts" Macmillian Unami Lodge, One Adult
1997 Brian Wallace Unami Lodge, One Youth
1997 Jeremy Detwiler Unami Lodge, One Youth
1996 Ernest Scardecchio Delmont Lodge Adult
1996 David Fortunato Delmont Lodge Adult
1996 Ronald Whelan Sr. Unami Lodge, One Adult
1996 Raymond Ferry Delmont Lodge Youth
1996 Mark Bonitatibus Unami Lodge, One Youth
1995 William "Bill" Hunsberger Delmont Lodge Adult
1995 Gerald A. Lessard Jr. Delmont Lodge Youth
1995 Michael A. Cipresso Delmont Lodge Unknown
1995 Jason Shepard Delmont Lodge Youth
1995 Robert "Bob" Kestler Unami Lodge, One Adult
1994 Joseph E. Phillips Delmont Lodge Adult
1994 Derek Pillie Delmont Lodge Youth
1994 John R. Bryant Jr. Delmont Lodge Unknown
1994 Dennis Snee Unami Lodge, One Adult
1994 Ronald Whelan Jr. Unami Lodge, One Youth
1993 Robert "Bob" Johnson Delmont Lodge Adult
1993 Travis Hammond Delmont Lodge Youth
1993 Daniel Price Unami Lodge, One Adult
1993 Brian Fowler Unami Lodge, One Youth
1992 John W. "Mac" MacFarland Delmont Lodge Adult
1992 Dennis Teefy Delmont Lodge Youth
1992 Scott A. Rubin Unami Lodge, One Adult
1992 Robert Arcangel Unami Lodge, One Youth
1991 William D. Douglass Delmont Lodge Adult
1991 Joseph Wojton Delmont Lodge Unknown
1991 Michael G. Murdoch Delmont Lodge Youth
1991 Robert Murset Unami Lodge, One Adult
1991 Angel Torres Unami Lodge, One Youth
1990 Robert Smith Delmont Lodge Unknown
1990 Reynolds "Reyn" Richie Delmont Lodge Unknown
1990 Steven A. Ranjo Unami Lodge, One Youth
1990 Jeffrey A. Aster Unami Lodge, One Youth
1989 Ward Yorks Delmont Lodge Adult
1989 Thad Yorks Delmont Lodge Youth
1989 David King Unami Lodge, One Youth
1989 Larry Arinsberg Unami Lodge, One Youth
1988 Fred Schindler Unami Lodge, One Youth
1988 Frank Jaquett Delmont Lodge Unknown
1988 Robert J. Grow Jr. Unami Lodge, One Adult
1988 Duke Donnelly Delmont Lodge Unknown
1987 John T. Ruppert Unami Lodge, One Youth
1987 Richard Jaquett Delmont Lodge Unknown
1987 Frank J. Campisi Sr. Unami Lodge, One Adult
1987 Jack Bittig Delmont Lodge Adult
1986 Steven M. Burinsky Delmont Lodge Youth
1986 David H. Sirken Unami Lodge, One Adult
1986 Joseph Sposato Unami Lodge, One Youth
1985 Thomas Tanner Delmont Lodge Adult
1985 John A. Nawn Delmont Lodge Adult
1985 Steven J. Gerber Unami Lodge, One Adult
1985 Allen D. Geller Unami Lodge, One Adult
1985 Mark J. Chilutti Unami Lodge, One Youth
1984 Joseph "Jody" Troyan Delmont Lodge Adult
1984 Gerald F. Reed Unami Lodge, One Adult
1984 Frank J. Campisi Jr. Unami Lodge, One Youth
1983 Emrys D. Nuneville Delmont Lodge Adult
1983 Richard M. Ruffino Unami Lodge, One Adult
1983 George Keller Unami Lodge, One Adult
1983 Timothy P. Kelly Unami Lodge, One Youth
1982 Albert J. Roby III Unami Lodge, One Youth
1982 Joseph A. Conway Unami Lodge, One Adult