TAKACHSIN AWARD PROGRAM
The Takachsin is a unique Lodge based recognition program that allows us to promote our lodge to all who are involved in Scouting. The Takachsin was created to strengthen our Lodge, and to have an impact on our summer camp program. We created this program to help recognize the individual tasks and roles of ceremony teams and the Brothers behind the scenes.
The Takachsin is a special symbol with specific beads supporting specific tasks, honors, and awards in our Lodge.
THE MASTADON AWARD
The Mastodon Award recognizes Arrowmen who have made significant contributions above and beyond the call of service to Mishigami Lodge. Arrowmen who exemplify the obligation of our Order as well as live it in daily lives.Those who have uncompromisingly shown unselfish service and devotion to the Order, Scouting, and the betterment of Michigami Lodge.
To see the past Mishigami Mastadon recipients click here.
THE SILVER TUSK AWARD
The Silver Tusk Award is to recognize Arrowmen (Brotherhood Honor Level and Mastodon award required) who have made outstanding contributions above and beyond the call of duty. Arrowmen who exemplify the obligation of our Order and live it and the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives, who have uncompromisingly shown unselfish service and devotion to the Order, Scouting, and the longevity of Mishigami Lodge
To see the past Mishigami Silver Tusk recipients click here.
THE FOUNDERS AWARD
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.
To see the past Mishigami Founders recipients click here.
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.
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 to one or more of the following:
- Order of the Arrow
- Scouting community
- Scout Camp
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.
To see the past Mishigami Vigil recipients click here.
THE JAMES E WEST AWARD
The lodge recognizes Arrowmen who have gone above and beyond in service to the lodge and Scouting in Michigan. As the lodge recognizes these indivuals the lodge also donates $1000 to the Michigan Crossroads Council endowment fund per recognition.
To see the past James E West recipients click here.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD (DSA)
The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is National award that was created in 1940 to honor those persons who render service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those OA members who render distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, and/or national basis. It is given primarily for dedicated service to the Order and Scouting over a period of years. The award is presented every two to three years during the National Order of the Arrow Conference.
To see the past DSA recipients from Michigan click here.