In 1981, the National Order of the Arrow committee established a new award to memorialize founder and co-founder E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson. The Founders’ 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 daily life the spirit of achievement as described by our founders. 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.” The award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of Goodman and Edson, with wooden base and brass plate suitable for engraving. Also awarded is the Founder’s Award ribbon, similar to the universal arrow ribbon, except that it has a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon, and a certificate.
1. The Arrowman must be a member of Nampa-Tsi Lodge in good standing.
2. The Arrowman must have given long term, unselfish service in accordance with the Purposes and Obligation of the Order of the Arrow, to Scouting and the Nampa-Tsi Lodge.
3. The # of awards given is based upon lodge membership.
4. If more than one award is presented, one must be to a youth member under the age of 21.