Vigil Nomination

Please use the form below to nominate a worthy candidate. ANY LODGE MEMBER can nominate someone for Vigil. You do not need to be a Vigil member yourself. The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that we as a lodge can bestow on our fellow lodge members. This honor is not something that can be consciously attained. Nominations are kept confidential and candidates are voted upon by their peers, much as you were elected into the OA by the members of your troop.


Before you nominate, each candidate:

  • Must have demonstrated above-and-beyond service to Tonkawa Lodge
  • Must have been a Brotherhood member for 2 years
  • Must be registered with the BSA and be in good standing with Tonkawa Lodge and current with their lodge dues

See the list of eligible candidates here

Vigil Nominations are OPEN

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  • The Vigil Honor Selection Committee is comprised entirely of youth members. Oftentimes, it is easier to recognize the face of an active member than their name. To ensure this nomination is fairly reviewed by a well-informed committee, it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED that you include a photo of the nominee.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, gif, jpeg, Max. file size: 60 MB.
  • Please include service to Tonkawa Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, and the community. Please be as specific as possible, as this helps the Vigil Selection Committee in its decisions.
  • Please know that we cannot always translate directly into the Tonkawan language and there may be some adaptations to the name.
  • Please indicate a Vigil Honor member who is close with the nominee who could serve as their Big Brother through this process. Typically, this could be a family member, close friend, long-time mentor, etc.