This award is the highest honor a lodge can bestow on a member. It is given to those OA Founders Award members who display the dedication of the Order of the Arrow founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Col. Carroll Edson. The following inscription on the award medallion describes the spirit of the award: “For he who serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.” Click the title to view a list of the recipients.
This award was created in 1981 by the Nampa-Tsi Lodge to honor and recognize lodge members who have given distinguished service to the Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, and the Great Rivers Council long-term camping program. The award was named in honor of long-time Scouter and Arrowman Fred A. Zimmann. Mr. Zimmann offered countless hours of service to this council and was once a member of Baden-Powell’s troop. Click the title to view a list of the recipients.
The Kindling the Spirit Award is based off of involvement in Nampa-Tsi Lodge and the Order of the Arrow and precedes the Living the Spirit Award. It is presented to members at the annual lodge banquet who complete the requirements. The requirements for this award must be completed within a two-year period. The award may only be earned once.