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Dabney Kennedy

Dabney Kennedy epitomizes the lifetime Scout and lifetime Arrowman. His life has been devoted to leading and serving the Order. Otena Lodge of Comanche Trail Council, Brownswood Texas, inducted Kennedy into the Order in 1950. He served as a youth officer in Otena, first as Lodge Secretary and then two terms as Lodge Chief. He then at age 18 became “Junior Lodge Advisor”. In 1952, a time when the Brotherhood Honor was treated by many lodges improperly as an award, Kennedy became the first Brotherhood Honor member in his lodge. In 1954 Kennedy became Otena Lodge’s first Vigil Honor member. The Vigil name selected for Dabney is a Sioux name Akikta, “One who works with determination”.

NOAC 2006

The 2006 National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan was the largest NOAC ever. There were 8,003 delegates and staff at the OA’s grand event. The total was nearly 1,000 more Arrowmen than the previous record set at the 75th Anniversary NOAC 16 years earlier in 1990.

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.

Kennedy Assassinated

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Friday, November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas, Texas while traveling in a motorcade. There has been an immense amount of controversy over who actually shot Kennedy. The Warren Commission (which included Eagle Scout and future president of the United States, Gerald R.

Kennedy Elected President

The 35th President of the United States was also the youngest U.S. President elected to office at age 43. John F. Kennedy was a former Naval Officer (Lieutenant) while serving in WWII. President Kennedy was a Boy Scout in Troop 2 of Bronxville, NY for two years. He also was active in the Boston Council from 1946-1955 as District Vice-Chairman, member of Executive Board, Council Vice-President, and National Council Representative.

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