Individual Awards

 

Awarded by Santee Chapter

 

Chapter Arrowman of the Year

The Arrowman of the Year Award is presented annually at the Chapter Banquet. The purpose of this award is to honor the most outstanding Arrowmen during the year.  This award is presented to one youth Arrowman and one adult Arrowman who provide exceptional service to our Chapter, and exhibit outstanding spirit in the support of Chapter during the past year.
The award can only be earned once as an adult and once as a youth.
Voting is done by the youth for the adult recipient and by the adults for the youth recipient. Those who can vote for the award recipients include all paid members of the Chapter.  Any youth or adult member can attend his/her respective meeting and speak on behalf of a particular nominee but cannot vote unless otherwise eligible. Voting shall continue until a clear winner has been selected with the ballots being counted by the Chapter Chief and one other youth for the adult award and the Chapter Adviser and one other adult for the youth award.  Requirements may be modified at any time by the Chapter Chief and Chapter Adviser

Requirements:

  1. Be a Brotherhood or Vigil honor member
  2. Attend at least 70% of all Chapter meetings
  3. Have dues paid by January 1st  (Or published deadline)
  4. Exhibit outstanding conduct, unselfish service, cheerful spirit, etc.
  5. Attend Camporee or Scout-O-Rama in a Chapter function
  6. Attend and participate in Spring Ordeal
  7. Be active in a specific Chapter Position or committee
  8. Contribute to Chapter service projects and activities
  9. Attend at least three of the following functions: Lodge Dinner, W4B Conclave, Fall Pow-Wow, or Chapter Dinner
  10. Attend a long-term camp-out (6 consecutive nights or more) or 6 weekend campouts
  11. The current year’s Chapter Chief and Chapter Advisor are not eligible

 

Year Youth Adult
1971 Fred Main Jim Gervaise
1972 Dennis Wright Richard Schultz
1973 Jim Knowles Ron MacIver
1974 Chris MacIver Ben Hornby
1975 Paul Birmingham Bud Coe
1976 Scott Bundy Ray Williams
1977 Mike Williams Larry Luebben
1978 Rory Sumner (none)
1979 Tim Swengle Stuart Smith
1980 Art Remnet Mike Calderon
1981 Douglas Smith Chuck Williams
1982 Kevin Hastings Jack Remnet
1983 Robert Culley Jon M. Lang
1984 (none) (none)
1985 (none) (none)
1986 (none) (none)
1987 David Parks Barry Snyder
1988 Bobby Kurkjian Walter Gould
1989 Ken Jay Jerry Jay
1990 Jer Michalek Wayne Grover
1991 Tony Fiori Pam Grover
1992 Mike Grover Mike Collins
1993 Bobby Grover Larry O’Brien
1994 Patrick Collins Ed Michalek
1995 Mike Thielen Robert Vasquez Sr.
1996 Alp Arkun Clyde Elliott
1997 Ben Elliott Dan Schooler
1998 Troy Martinez George Schultz
1999 John McGowan Bob Oves
2000 Aaron Schooler Rolly Arenz
2001 Tim Elliott Robert Dean
2002 Mike Lewis Dan Gainey
2003 Danny Zimmerman Teri Northrop
2004 Dustin Sova Brian McGee
2005 Mark Lunde Steve Lewis
2006 Chris Koteras Eric Angstadt
2007 Tim Garcia Rick Travis
2008 Jacob Matson Sandy Sova
2009 Andy Travis Tom Olszewski
2010 JP de los Reyes James Payne
2011 Kevin Olszewski Roselito de los Reyes
2012 Philip Paulson Paul Stutzke
2013 Jerry Lewicki Jerry Johnson
2014 Kyle Recker Lynne Wilson
2015 Kevin Stutzke Cheryl Johnson

 

 

Ball Buster Award

Created in 2002, the Ball Buster Award is presented annually at the Chapter Banquet. The purpose of this award is to honor the “squeaky wheel” of the Chapter.  This award is presented to one youth Arrowman and one adult Arrowman who made sure that things got done.  The recipient doesn’t need to actually do the work, but instead motivated and encouraged other Arrowmen.
The award can only be earned once as an adult and once as a youth.
Voting is done by the youth for the adult recipient and by the adults for the youth recipient. Those who can vote for the award recipients include all paid members of the Chapter.  Any youth or adult member can attend his/her respective meeting and speak on behalf of a particular nominee but cannot vote unless otherwise eligible. Voting shall continue until a clear winner has been selected with the ballots being counted by the Chapter Chief and one other youth for the adult award and the Chapter Adviser and one other adult for the youth award.
The current year’s Chapter Chief and the Chapter Adviser are not eligible. Also the recipient of the Chapter Arrowman of the Year is not eligible to be selected for Ball Buster in the year they earn that award.

Year Youth Adult
2002 Danny Zimmerman George Schultz
2003 Mike Lewis Brian McGee
2004 Scout Young Steve Lewis
2005 Dustin Sova Eric Angstadt
2006 Josh Travis Rick Travis
2007 Mark Orland Sandy Sova
2008 Tim Garcia Tom Olszewski
2009 David Jurado Larry Gardner
2010 Nick Payne Jerry Johnson
2011 Matt Stutzke James Payne
2012 Jacob Johnson Lynne Wilson
2013 Kevin Olszewski John Paulson
2014 Phillip Paulson Lee Nestlerode
2015 Kyle Recker Paul Killian

 

 

 

Awarded by Wiatava Lodge

Wischixin Award

Wischixin is the Lenape word which means to be active, to be brisk, to be nimble; to exert one’s self

It is given annually to all Arrowmen who have shown great effort in serving Santee Chapter and Wiatava Lodge

Requirements must be met between January 1st and the November Lodge Executive Committee Meeting
*The Lodge Officer Training Day held in the previous year may be used to satisfy requirement 6
**Lodge Executive Board members and Lodge Associate Advisers may substitute 7 Lodge meetings for requirement 3

Requirements

  1. Dues paid for the current year before fulfilling any requirements for this award.
  2. LodgeMaster records up to date.
  3. Attend 7 chapter meetings**
  4. Achieve Brotherhood Honor (Ordeal members only).
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Attend your chapter’s Ordeal
    • Be active on a ceremonies team (member or adviser)
    • Be active on your chapter’s dance team (member or adviser)
    • Be active on a drum team (member or adviser)
  6. Attend three of the following:
    • Lodge Banquet
    • Lodge Indian Affairs Weekend
    • Lodge Pow-Wow
    • Section W-4S Conclave
    • Lodge Officer Training Day*
    • Lodge Service Project
    • Any other Lodge sponsored activity (non-service)
    • National Order of the Arrow Conference or OA High Adventure Program
  7. Do two of the following:
    • Serve on camp staff
    • Serve on Cub Day Camp staff
    • Serve on any other council or district staff (NYLT, Wood Badge, other training staff, etc.)
    • Run/advise a unit election for a unit other than your own
    • Give/advise a Camp Promotion presentation to a unit other than your own
    • Author an article for a newsletter (published or not)
  8. Do twenty (20) hours of service at any chapter approved service project(s) other than at an Ordeal
  9. Serve as one of the following for the current year:
    • Lodge officer
    • Chapter officer
    • Committee chairman (Lodge or chapter committee)
    • Committee member (Lodge or chapter committee)
    • Active adviser or associate adviser (Lodge or chapter)

 

First Year Ordeal Recognition

Given to those arrowmen who complete the following within the first year after their ordeal. It is recognition for becoming involved.

  1. Do all of the following:
    • Attend at least one official Lodge of Chapter function in the year following your Ordeal
    • Attain Brotherhood by the following year’s end
    • Participate in your Troop/Team
    • Take part in a Lodge or Chapter service project
  2. Do at least 3 of the following:
    • Join a committee
    • Attend at least three chapter meetings
    • Take part in conducting a unit election
    • Take part in a camp promotions presentation
    • Take part in an Indian Affairs committee (ceremonies, dancing, drumming)
    • Be an Elangomat

 

Individual Camp Promotion Award

The award may be earned by any member of the lodge by doing one of the following:

  • Serve on a chapter Camping Promotion team, completing no less than 5 visitations documented using the Camping Promotion Report, and complete a minimum of two hours as a member of a Camping Promotion team staffing either the Lodge or a Chapter Camping Promotion booth.
  • Participate in six overnight camping trips with a Boy Scout, varsity, venturing, or Cub Scout unit or with an Order of the Arrow chapter. Two of these trips must occur at different Orange County Council properties (Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley, Oso Lake, Newport Sea Base, and the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center)

 

John La Bare Camping Award

The John La Bare Camping Award is presented annually at the Lodge Banquet. This award will go to the Arrowman, under the age of 21, who over the year has helped promote camping above all other Arrowmen. The award recipient will be decided by the Lodge Vice-Chief of Camp Promotion in consultation with his adviser and the Lodge Chief.

Santee Recipients of the John La Bare Camping Award

  • John “Skippy” McGowan III – 1999
  • Matthew Edgar – 2012

 

Silver Arrow Award (Lodge Arrowman of the Year)

The Silver Arrow Awards are presented annually at the Lodge Banquet. The purpose of this award is to honor the most outstanding Arrowmen during the year.

  • Witatschimolsin: (adult) Determined by the youth on the Lodge Executive Committee.
  • Allogagan: (youth) Determined by the adults on the Lodge Executive Committee.

The award can only be earned once as an adult and once as a youth.

Santee Recipients of the Lodge Silver Arrow

  • Lodge Silver Arrow Award –Youth (Allogogan):
    • Paul Birmingham – 1976
    • Steve Lang – 1984
    • Brian Booker – 1988
    • Tony Fiori – 1994
    • John “Skippy McGowan III – 2000
    • Timothy Garcia – 2010
  • Lodge Silver Arrow Award-Adult (Witatschmalsin)
    • Tom Nagle, Jr. – 1992
    • Dan Schooler – 2001
    • John Paulson – 2013

 

Founder’s Award

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to the lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson. The Award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson, with wooden base and brass plate suitable for engraving. Also available is a special Founder’s Award arrow ribbon, with a gold colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon. Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow Committee to present up to four (4) awards annually, based on lodge membership. Wiatava Lodge uses the Founder’s Award to recognize those Arrowmen (youth and adult) who have given the lodge exemplary service, personal effort, unselfish interest, and have made contributions beyond immediate responsibilities of their position or office in the lodge OVER A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. The Founder’s Award is not a substitute or a runner-up for the Silver Arrow Award. The Silver Arrow Award is given for a particular year of unselfish service whereas the Founder’s Award is given for a long period of service.

Santee Recipients of the Founder’s Award

  • Steve Lang – 1984
  • Bob Kirkjian – 1992
  • Tony Fiori – 1995
  • Brian Booker – 1988
  • Troy Martinez – 1999
  • Bob Kirkjian – 1992
  • Dan Schooler – 2002
  • John “Skippy” McGowan III – 2003
  • Timothy Garcia – 2010
  • Philip Paulson – 2015

National Distinguished Service Award

  • Rodney Ueno – 1986
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