Awards and Recognitions

Each year, Coosa Lodge presents a wide variety of awards and recognitions, with recipients ranging from fresh Ordeal members to seasoned Vigil Honor recipients.

Red Feather Award
The Red Feather Award is a new award designed to recognize those units which encourage their Arrowmen to participate in all that the Order has to offer. Through this participation, Scouts and Scouters will develop strong teambuilding and leadership skills, which will in turn strengthen the programs in their home units. More information can be found on the Red Feather Award page.

Elangomat Award
The Coosa Lodge Elangomat Award was established by the Lodge Executive Committee to encourage and recognize those who chose to serve as Elangomats. It also helps sustain Brotherhood conversion and has become and integral part of the Lodge’s inductions process. More information can be found on the Elangomat Award Form on the Forms page.

Quality Chapter Award
The Coosa Lodge Quality Chapter Award was established by the Lodge Executive Committee to encourage stronger, more meaningful Chapter programs throughout the lodge. This, in turn, would help maintain a stronger, more meaningful program at the Lodge level. More information can be found on the Quality Chapter Award Form on the Forms page.

Participation Awards
Several committees and Lodge officers have created participation awards, designed to attract interest and attention to different programs throughout the Lodge. Full details on how to earn these awards can be found on their respective forms, found on the Forms page.

  • Ceremony Team
  • Cook Crew
  • Coosa Shows
  • Drum & Dance

Vigil Honor
The Vigil Honor was first bestowed upon E. Urner Goodman by the Unami Lodge in 1915, and has since been conferred annually as a national recognition upon OA members for noteworthy service to others through the OA and Scouting. For more information, and a list of Vigil Honor recipients from Coosa Lodge, go to the Vigil Honor History page.

Founder’s Award
In 1981, following the death of Dr. Goodman, the National Order of the Arrow Committee introduced The Founder’s Award. This award is designed to recognize those Arrowmen who perform outstanding and unselfish service above and beyond their immediate responsibilities. For more information, and a list of Founder’s Award recipients from Coosa Lodge, go to the Founder’s Award History page.