Awards

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OA Personal Involvement Award 1981

National Chief Jeff Herrmann announced the original OA Personal Involvement Award at the 1979 NOAC. The program was specifically created to give incentives to Arrowmen to provide cheerful service at the unit level, the primary responsibility of each member.


Those that received the award in the first year received an award patch dated 1980. As an incentive for Arrowmen to earn the award, or to earn the award again and continue to build on a successful program, a second patch was made dated 1981.

1977 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1977 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Joe P. Alexander, Ronald Amen, David Avant, James Richard Barbieri, J. Fred Billett, James Bernard Borsig, Robert J. Bradshaw, Roscoe R. Bryant, Kerry Cheesman, Olvin Alexander Crenshaw, Kenneth P. Davis, William F.

60th Anniversary Award

The Order of the Arrow (OA) celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 1975. In keeping with tradition established ten years earlier during the Order’s 50th Anniversary, the celebration was a national event. In addition to the OA milestone, America was also about to celebrate its bicentennial. To recognize these two historic events, the National OA Committee established the Order of the Arrow 60th Anniversary Bicentennial Award.

1973 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1973 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Jack C. Biltz, John F. Blodgett, David J. Boshea, Ray Capp, Randall Cline, Charles R. Copeland, Michael Feigenbaum, Douglas Fleury, W. Shirell Fox, Charles C. Gibbs, Michael Goldware, Kenneth Hayman, Carl E.

1975 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1975 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Joe B. Alexander, Robert B. Alvis, Alden G. Barber, Roger D. Billica, Lonnie L. Bone, John T. Cox, Sterly G. Dossmann, Carl X. Forrester, Clarence A. Graves, Greg A. Guy, Donald J. Hansen, Clifford D. Harmon, A. Camp Hopkins Jr., Dennis J. Kohl, Ned C.

1969 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1969 National Order of the Arrow Conference - David W. Boone, Marcel Cinquina, Vincent J. Dunn Jr., William Fuller, Robert C. Griffin Jr., William C. Ingersoll, Donald Jorgenson, Dabney Kennedy, Alvin W. Kidder, David H. King, B. Edward Luckett, Peter J. Osina, Frederick J. Peters, Randolph R.

Goodman Camping Award

The first presentations of the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award were made at the 1971 NOAC to the 1969 winners (nine lodges) and the 1970 recipients (twelve lodges). 

1971 DSA Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 1971 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Louis J. Boggio, George D. Carr, Maury M. Clancy, Harry J. Deyo, Thomas J. Doran, Bernard M. Drock, Thomas E. Fielder, Alan S. Gaynor, George E. Harvey, Mark T. Kempenich, Francis J. Maguire Jr., Thomas J. McGuire III, Russell M.

E. Urner Goodman Camping Award Created

At the 1968 National Planning Meeting, a proposal was made to create a camping award to encourage camp promotion. The plan was approved and it was introduced at the 1969 National Conference as the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award.

Onward Arrowman Plan II

Based on the success of the Onward Arrowmen Plan implemented in 1965, an Onward Arrowmen Plan II was announced at the 1967 National Conference. It included a two-year focus by the Order in four main areas: a Personal Challenge, a Lodge Challenge, an Area Conference Challenge and a National Challenge.

As presented in the winter 1968 national bulletin, it read as follows:

   ONWARD ARROWMEN PLAN II

   With hearts and wills united, let us strive to meet these challenges:

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