Lifetime Achievement Award

Profile of the Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award 


Established in 2002 by the National Order of the Arrow Committee, the Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award serves to recognize second and third generation Arrowmen that are modern age Founders of the Order. The award is presented only to those Arrowmen who have deeply influenced and significantly contributed to the vision, direction, and growth of the Order of the Arrow while faithfully demonstrating a lifetime of servant leadership and through their daily life, illuminated and reinforced the significance of the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.


Through 2012, the Lifetime Achievement Award has only been presented five times. In 2002, the first recipient of the award was Thomas McBride. Subsequently, the Order presented the award to Dr. Carl Marchetti in 2004, to Dabney Kennedy in 2006, and Del Loder in 2009. The most recent recipient is Ed Pease, who received the award in 2012.


The requirements for the Lifetime Achievement Award are few, but arduous. The first requirement is all recipients must be Vigil Honor members. They must have received the Distinguished Service Award and be a member of the Order of the Arrow for at least 25 years while demonstrating continued service to the Order on a national, regional, or sectional level.

The National OA committee voted to place the award on hiatus for 2015 and not recognize one person at the centennial conference.