Vigil

Vigil Honor

Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following:

  • Lodge
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Scouting community
  • Scout Camp

Under NO circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor petition, found in the annual re-charter packet. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.

If you’d like to nominate someone for the Vigil award, complete the  Vigil Honor Recommendation Form.

Lodge Vigil Honors

Last NameFirst NameYearCherokee NameAssumed Translation
ChamberlainThomas1963Gentgeen*Dancer
StulceRonald1963Wewingtonheet*Talker
PierceJames1963Memhallamund*Trader
RobertsBurnett1967
RousePaul1967ApatschinHe Who Comes Back
VandergriffDoug1967
VinsonFrank1967
WorkmanWilliam1967
MooreKenneth1968Alappiechsin*Fast Talker
ScogginsLarry1968Megungi*Quiet One
SiskWilliam1968Liechin*He Who Rests
WilliamsAlbert1968Pemsit*Walker
WilliamsonBill1968Najundam*One Who Carries A Load
DrownWayne1969Mikemossowagan*Worker
EdgemanRandal1969Sokelan Achgumhok Petschihilleu*Rain Clouds Coming
GodseyEdger1969Mechinqui*Big
GregoryWinboin1969Picture Maker
SmithMarcus1969Pennassin Sipo*Coming Down The River
BowmanSteve1970PesoopHe Who Waits
HuffFred1970Mechinqui Mizin*Big Eater
RaperHarvey1970Achsin Wikhetschik*Stone Builder
RuleThomas1970Woapalanne*Bald Eagle
VealCarl1970Nuwingi*Willing One
WyseBenjamin1970Klamhattenam*Calm Minded One
HawkinsJohn1971Mannachet*Woodcutter
HawkinsJessie1971Sukachoook*Black Snake
HoltJames1971Chitquen Sisi’lija*Deep Water Buffalo
LedbetterPhil1971AnhoktonhenInterpreter
LeibnerEdward1971Machque*Bear
SiskBill1971Memsochet*Traveler
ThomasEddie1971Megungi*Quiet One
WyseJamie1971Mindawelendam*Troubled One
HillRussell1972Nechochwen*He Who Walks Alone
KilgoreJoe1972Allouchsit*Mighty One
MahoneyWilburn1972Mechinqui Tsquall*Big Frog
MyersLarry1972Pohonasin*Drum Beater
PruittJohnny1972Gebtschaat*Clown
RaperMack1972Wtenk*Last One
ThomasJerry1972Allumes*Little Dog
ThomasEd1972Moschakantpeu*Bald Headed One
FlynnMike1973Miechheken*Hair
HumbergerDonald1973Meteu*Physician
HurstTommy1973Mechinqui Achsin*Big Stone
LinderJerry1973Tulpe*Turtle
PiersonRicky1973Amangamek*Large Fish
PruittJack1973Mechmauwikenk*Camper
RossDavid1973Alappiechsin*Fast Talker
WhitlowHarold1973Ahoaltuwi*Loving One
WhitlowHoward1973Witschindin*One Who Assists
ElrodCharles1974Gray Headed One
LeibnerBob1974Moschakantpeu*Bald Headed One
ReynoldsMike1974TschikenumTurkey
RidleyMarion1974Woapiiik*Opossum
ScottJohn1974Wetochemuxit*Father
WyseMike1974Wewoatamowino*Wise One
BurkeCharles1975Gettemagelensit*Modest One
CarneyKeller1975Ksukquamallsin*Perplexed One
GaultMark1975Aschowin*Swimmer
KellyCass1975Witaheman*One Who Aids
RiemenschneiderM1975Nechochwen*He Who Travels Alone
GozaStuart1976Papenauwelendam*He Who Is Concerned
GriffinMartin1976Sachgachtoon*Cook
Kelly, JrJoseph1976Wunita*Capable One
TroxlerCraig1976Tschitgussin*Silent One
WorlandDavid1976WischikiBusy One
Godsey IIIEdger1977Gattopuin*Hungry One
LovelaceJohnny1977Nenajunges*Horse
McKinleyRaymond1977Nagatamen*Reliable One
ReeseGene1977Wunita*Able One
BoydDavid1978Pilhik*Clean One
CartwrightRichard1978Wewingtonheet*Talker
LightfootJessie1978Gettemagelensit*Humble One
RogersClayton1978Megungi*Quiet One
RogersEddie1978Wuttoney*Bearded One
WilkieVernon1978Allumes*Little Dog
IngramEverette1979Tgauchsu*Mild One
MadduxJames1979Apatschin*He Who Returns
TurnerJerry1979Netopalis*Warrior
WalkerGregg1979Ajanhelendam*Indifferent One
HolmesRichard1980Allogagan*He Who Serves
O'ConnerJim1980LilchpinDiligent One
TurnerJeff1980Langundowi*Peaceful One
AlexanderMichael1981AnatschihuwewaganCautious One
BaileyJohn1981Achowalogen*Toiler
BowenJames1981Wischiki*Busy One
GantRichard1981Wischixin*One Who Exerts Himself
QuirkAdam1981Gischachgenutasti*Determined One
DoverRandy1982ClamhattenmoaganSteady One
HughsonJames1982Lachxowi’lenno*Captain
HunnicutTommy1982Wischiki*Busy One
MillerBrian1982Tgauchsin*Good Natured One
CarmichaelTim1983Nukachtummen*He Who Goes Away
RookScott1983Witaheman Mechmauwikenk*One Who Assists Campers
WardJames1983Wikhetschik*Builder
BenningtonLowell1984ApatschinHe Who Returns
JonesRalph1984Papesu*Patient One
KaylorKendall1984GischhatteuOne Who Is Ready
PopeGreg1984Machau WewingtonheetGreat Talker
RobinsonFranklin1984Wulauchsowagan*One Who Does Good
DoverDale1985TindeucherFire Starter
DurkinWilliam1985KschamehhellanFast Runner
MillerTom1985Wischixin*Active One
SheltonTheodor1985WaskeuThin One
EberhartDoug1986KsinelendamCare-Free One
JonesElliott1986Woapalanne*Bald Eagle
LeeMichael1986Meschatamen*He Who Remembers
MillerJohnny1986Nutschisquandawet*Doorkeeper
PopeBrad1986ChesimusYounger Brother
SummittRobert1986TschitanessoagahOne Who Has Authority
BrownTerry1987Achpamsin*Hiker
HarrisGregory1987Gischenaxin*He Who Is Prepared
HarrisMichael1987Wulilaweman*One Who Comforts
HickeyFred1987Moschakantpeu*Bald Head One
MooreMitchell1987Wikhetschik*Builder
ShannonMichael1987AmocholesCanoe
CrawfordRobert1988Glistam*Listener
EverettRobert1988WendamenFisherman
GloverBrian1988Tschimhammen MajawiFollower
PayneWilliam1988Megungi*Quiet One
PearsonMitchell1988AchgiguwenNoisy One
Pearson, JrMitchell1988LachpikinOne Who Grows Fast
BarhamSteve1989WischikiBusy One
BullRandall1989Achewon SachgaguntinitGiddy Dancer
CarmichaelDan1989Achowalogen LauchsoheenHard Worker Who Makes Others Happy
FulcherDon1989NagatamenOne Who Can Be Trusted
HambyHoward1989KlamhattenamCalm Minded One
KnappPaul1989Nitis*Friend
PayneMike1990Genachgihat*Overseer
PearsonIan1990Nachxummawan*One Who Enlightens
BowieLarry1991Wino TschitanessoganBig Quiet One
MartinKevin1991KsinelendamEasy One
ParkRichard1991Natoochton*Inquiring One
SpratlinRaymond1991LilchpinDiligent One
BartlettHoward1992AllogaganHe Who Serves
GattisScott1992WitschindinOne Who Assists
GaierEarl1993NihillasohenOne Who Delivers
GuiceAlan1993GischihanOne Who Creates With Hands
HensonMatt1993Mechmauwikenk AchgeketumCamper Teacher
JonesTerry1993WilawiValuable One
LeonardWill1993WulantowaganHe Who Has Good Spirits
MartinBryan1993Nuwingi*Willing One
Hawkins, JrJohn1994WunitaOne Who How
MooreRobert1994MachqueBear
PowersAJ1994AschipequotWounded One
RossScott1994WeuchsowaganOne Who Has Knowledge
RussellAdam1994TakachsinLeader
ShirleyLee1994AsgalendamImpatient One
AndersonJoey1995GischileuHe Who Has Proven True
HallRobert1995NechochwenHe Who Walks Alone
McKinneyJo Ann1995AchgindamenBook Reader
WrinnDouglas1995WulihanHe Who Does Good For Others
AlexanderBobby1996Wingolauchsik MachqueCheerful Bear
FlemingJack1996Nachgohuman WiechcheuOne Who Sings Like a Wolf
PayneJohnathan1996SachgachtoonCook
RichelsonDaniel1996LilchpinDiligent One
Brooks IIITruman1998Nvwodi Waya**Medicine Wolf
BuhrmanRichard1998Squiyatsulvsdanchi Doya**Busy Beaver
MurphyJack1998Adanowa Soquili**War Horse
MurphyMatthew1998Usdiasoquili**Pony
SmithBrian1998Saloli**Squirrel
StoneButch1998Dinelodi Utloysdi Kahmanesqi**Plays With Spiders
AndersonJoe1999Dulvwstanehv Doya**Working Hard Beaver
BrattonSam1999Ganohili Atsvya**Flying Rooster
CecilAlvin1999Equa Tsala**Big Fox
MimsBarrett1999Tsisqatsidalohi**Ferret
NemecRussell1999Toiniama**Still Waters
StoneJesse1999Yona**Bear
GrowJoseph2000Adanai Eduda Ayasqi**Wise Grandfather Scout
VickeryRobert2000Unalv Yanase**Angry Buffalo
HueyTom2002Adadeyodi Vhnai Awin**Enlightener Of Youth
RichardsonMary2002Alihelisdi Atsinatial**Merry Servant
RichardsonJustin2002Notsi Itivgv**Pine Tree
StriebyDave2002Asgaya Agilvdi Gotlvnvodi**Man Who Rides Machines
Thomas, JrJohn2002Aliyilisu Adanehi**Time Giver
VanosdaleAndy2002Digowelisqi**Secretary
AllenRicky2003Disdanehi Utioi Soquili**Works Like a Horse
CantelouDexter2003Usti Equa Asgaya**Little Big Man
GreyTyler2003Asadaya Tonudvhna Atsutsa**Loud Silent Boy
MerrellRobert2003Uyotsu Gatlida**Broken Arrow
MillerJoe2003Agatliyi Tsulvsdanehi**Eager Worker
TurnmireScott2003Nahi Gago Dikayanega Unayehisdi**He Who Strikes Fear
VickeryKay2003Iyuguu Eda**Ever Present
GilbertBrian2005Akalii Ayidohi**Load Bearer
RichardsonLarry2005Adasdayvhv**Cook
RymerColin2005Lahi InvhiyuClimb Far
SimpsonKenneth2005Uyetsasqui Wohali**Laughing Eagle
ThomasJohn2005Nutlvquodvna Atsinatlai**Humble Servant
WatkinsRobert2005Alisdelvdi Sawu**Helpful One
DiegelNick2006Tgauchsin WulieschsinFriendly One Who Pronounces Well
FeldmeierJames2006ClamhattenmoaganSteady One
FloresMatthew2006NagatamenReliable One
RollinsJarred2006TgauchsinGood Natured One
BaumgartnerErich2007Schiphasu WigschingenQuick To Help
DavisRalph2007Allogagon KlamachpinHe Who Serves Quietly
FloresMike2007Anatschiton AchowalogenOne Who Cares And Works Hard
ForstenJason2007OhchepelantpeFuzzy Head
GivensMatt2007KlamhattenaminCalm Minded One
SteadmanTim2007ElauwitThe Speaker
FaulknerRyan2008AchowelendamDeep Thinker
SteadmanSam2008LauchsoheenHe Who Makes Others Happy
TroxlerWill2008AchewonStrong One
DiegelWarren2008GischitehenDetermined One
FaulknerTerry2008AlappiechsinFast Talker
ForstenDavid2008Gunaxit*Tall One
AndersonArthur2009Achgiki NimatJesting One
HopeTed2009Tgauschisin WtshitschankFriendly Spirit
MillerAndrew2009Mauchsu Amangiechsin WundchenOne Who Speaks Over the Wind
CampbellBuford2009Nekama Ahoaltuwamalisin BischuwiHe Who Loves the Wilderness
FaulknerCraig2009Achowalogen LauchscheenWorker Who Makes Others Happy
LeonardBill2009Altogagan WingolauchsikHe Who Serves Cheerfully
GoinsBill2010MeschatamenHe Who Remembers
WilliamsDennis2010SisilijaBuffalo
HulganJames2010Ahoaltowaganit KotschemankHe Who Loves Outdoors
MorrisTyler2010LekhiketSecretary
SmithCaleb2010Ahoweli KichkinetWillful Guide
SteadmanSimon2010Wisaweu AllquepiYellow Hat
ClaytonJoe2011Achowalogen WulissoWorks Hard While Looking Good
WilliamsJosh2011Achquetahen AllanqueShoots for a Star
WirzJacob2011Pekandaptonen NechasinSpeaks Little but Watches All
LeeGreg2011Xuwi  Chèhchimakwsit MèkisOld Goat
SmithAmanda2011Kittaptonen LaptonachgatAffirms Every Word
RogersTommy2011Nolemiwi TschitanissowaoanHidden Strength
BaileyEd2012Petu Wemi KekuHe Who Brings Everything
ClaytonJohn G.2012Lachxowi’lenno TakhwikamenCaptain in the Shadows
LupiaBill2012Matschiton Luwaneyunki AwenikMischievous Yankee
SchrollMitchell2012Mejauchsoagan ManituAlliance ("Clan") Builder
RogersDrew2012Ngemewi ElangomatAlways a Friend
SmithAaron2012Clamhattenmoagan NitisSteadfast Friend
BaileyLogan2013Mechelgik Wënitatun MputsahëmaHe of a “Great Many Skills in Boots”
CouncilHayden2013Aney PetasemowikThe “Path Lighter”
CouncilWill2013Nisha Nachchelahtu ILauThe “Two Wheeled War Captain”
MillerDamon2013Tëmakelënsit NataèpuThe “Humble Guardian”
MorrisDorothy2013Petasummawan TakanOne Who “Empowers Others”
SmithTony2013Hashi TschitanigachenOne who is “Ever Steady”
PoythressMike?Mechinqui Askasqueu Oleleu*Big Green Bullfrog
GozaNathan2014Kweti nag’atamenOne You Can Rely On
PoeGrant2014Wëlitèhe Wundelemuin AlukakàKind Hearted Reliable Servant
RatliffChris2014Ganschalogawagan GischihanOne Who Makes Wonderful Work With Hands
SeymourBill2014Gakpitschehellat NinutachpinA Fool From the Beginning
TaylorJared2014Psakqtiiechen Pwëlchisëm KpëchehòsuTight Pants and Crazy Hair
WilsonRobert2015Aptonen KomboquollOne Who Talks with Leaves
BoydAustin2016 (Spring)Walaxiall WinkhetshikTrail Builder
BroadwellJordan2016Dachiquoagan MemhallamundPatch Trader
DyerBrent2016Glakelendam TgauchsinExcited Friendly One
GreggMack2016Achigiguwen SaxwsuwakHe Who Plays with Sparks
HuntJoel2016Tangetto Amangi LitchenSmall But Thinks Big
IveyRyan2016WulaptonenHe Who Speaks Favorably
ShefferPhil2016Lenape Kiken AtenkpattonMan Who Heals and Fights Fire
Sheffer Reece2016NajundamOne Who Carries a Load
PoeClark2017Takindamen Gock MachtschipakOne Who Counts Money in Boots
PoeGreg2017KlamhattenaminOne of Calm Mind
SchrollJennifer2017Achowalogen SachgachtoonHard-working Cook
SwiecichowskiMichael2017Allogagan WingolauchsikOne Who Serves Cheerfully

*Assumed translation from non-extant records
**Cherokee Language

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