Lo La’Qam Geela recognizes its outstanding members each year at the Fall Fellowship and Banquet with the presentation of awards.
Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.
Keeper of the Flame
The Keeper of the Flame in a neckerchief which honors adults and youth who provide continued service to the Lodge.
Arrow of Honor
The Arrow of Honor was created to recognize and honor those Arrowmen who have provided outstanding service to the Lodge. The Lodge typically presents two Arrow of Honor awards each year with at least one presented to a youth.
Recognition of Cheerful Service
The Recognition of Cheerful Service recognizes arrowmen who provides cheerful service in the Lodge of their Chapter.
The Lo La’Qam Geela Elangomat Award is presented to youth Arrowmen who perform the role of Elangomat during an Ordeal and meet certain other requirements. After the Ordeal, the Elangomat must follow up with the new Arrowmen via calling or email and have evidence of doing so, encourage them to be active in the OA, and have at least a 30% Brotherhood conversion rate of his clan members the following year. This award can be earned by any member of the Lo La’Qam Geela Lodge under the age of twenty one. On completion the recipient will receive the exclusive Elangomat Award Lodge Flap to wear proudly on his uniform.
Elangomat Award Requirements Card
The Lo La’Qam Geela Ceremonialist Award is presented to youth Arrowmen and adult advisers who demonstrate proficiency as a ceremonialist. To earn the award the youth Arrowman must memorize one or more roles in a Lodge ceremony and perform those memorized roles a total of three times (Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal, Brotherhood, or Vigil ceremony qualify). For an adult to earn the award an adult must mentor a ceremonial team and advise the team in three Lodge ceremonies (Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal, Brotherhood, or Vigil) in which the team performs. The Adviser must then receive a nomination from another Arrowman. This award can be earned by any member of the Lo La’Qam Geela Lodge over the age of twenty one.This award can be earned by any member of the Lo La’Qam Geela Lodge. On completion the recipient will receive the exclusive Ceremonialist Award Lodge Flap to wear proudly on his uniform.
Ceremonialist Award Requirements Card (Youth)
Ceremonialist Award Adviser Nomination (Adult)