We’ve just received word that Mr. Greg Moore has been selected to receive the Order of the Arrow’s Distinguished Service Award. Greg will become the third person to receive the award as a member of Coosa Lodge, following James Tarbox and Mr. James Flatt.
Greg was a Vigil Honor recipient and Lodge Chief of Atta Kulla Kulla Lodge as a youth before joining Cherokee Fifty many years later. Greg was prominent during the consolidation process, emerging as our first Nominations and Recognition committee adviser and one of our first Associate Lodge Advisers. After Dr. James Flatt stepped down as Lodge Adviser, Greg was chosen to succeed him.
After four years of service as Lodge Adviser, Greg resigned that post and was asked to serve as an Associate Section Adviser for Section SR-9. During his time as Associate Section Adviser, Greg found new opportunities to serve Scouting across SR-9 and the Southern Region.
Greg served as the Deputy Lead Adviser for the Day of Service Messengers of Peace program at the 2013 National Jamboree. He has also served on several staffs for national events such as NOAC, SummitCorps, and multiple NLATS Courses.
The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The award has been presented 908 times in its history.
The award will be presented to Greg and other recipients across the nation during the upcoming National Order of the Arrow Conference in East Lansing, Michigan. Congratulations, Greg!