Vigil Recommendations are open

Vigil Sash

Lost in Serving Others…

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 and council, Scouting, and their community. 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. The Vigil Honor cannot be earned by a person’s conscious endeavor; it comes as a recognition of unselfish leadership in service . It is said that the Vigil seeks its own.

Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting, in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge, and who has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor.

The lodge is now taking recommendations through November 9, 2021 for the 2022 Vigil Class.

Recommendations form is now closed

Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 – Netapolis Tachquiwi & Lodge Ordeal

Attend your Ordeal with minimal contact!  We will provide a link to a Lodge video conference on Friday night.  You will begin your experience at home by camping out in your yard Friday night, then visit your local BSA camp for an in-person service day on Saturday.  Return home on Saturday and finish the process online.  Sign up now to get your spot.  If you were elected between February 2019 to now, you are eligible for this historic event.  Sign up for your Mostly Virtual Ordeal now and be a history maker!

Projects will be available at all 4 Greater Tampa Bay Area Council camps:

  • Camp Soule
  • Sand Hill Scout Reservation
  • Camp Owen J. Brorein
  • Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation

Check in at your selected camp by 8:30 am, projects will be completed by 1 pm.  Ordeal candidate’s lunches will be provided. Please do not change camp choice after registering.  

For more details and to register, please visit: Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 Registration

Deadline to register is November 4th; no walk-ups, no exceptions.  Current OA members who wish to assist may attend at no charge, but we ask that you register and bring your own lunch.

Section Conference now November 20th – 22nd @ Camp Shands

Section S-4, North Florida Council, and Echockotee Lodge have postponed S-4 Section Conference 2020 to November 20th – 22nd in response to the current situation regarding COVID-19. The event will still take place at Camp Shands. For those unfamiliar with Section Conference, it is a weekend long event that is hosted by a different lodge in our section (S-4) every year. There are great seminars and trainings to help grow the lodge in addition to lodge vs lodge competitions. Yearly events include the kings cup (lodge history exhibit), ceremonies evaluations, trainings and seminars, American Indian Activities, lodge vs lodge games, best all around lodge, and more. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the state and bond with your brothers in a weekend long fellowship event. This an ongoing situation and more changes may occur involving the event. For more information and updates regarding Section Conference 2020, visit http://www.sections4.org/

UPDATE: This event has since been moved Online. The date is now November 21st