On Tuesday July 31st, Brad Haddock was recognized with the unique honor of the Order of the Arrow’s (OA) Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award – and with Brad celebrating the 50th anniversary of his induction in two weeks, what an incredible lifetime it’s been. Brad has served as the National OA Committee Chairman and the 1975-1976 National Chief. The trail he has blazed for our Order is one of permanent improvement, strengthening its program in ways the OA maintains today.
The Red Arrow Award is presented by the National Order of the Arrow Committee for distinguished service to the Order by either non-Scouters or Scouters who are not members of the Order. This distinguished service may take many forms and involves a significant period of time, as opposed to a single event. A limited number of awards are presented to those whose accomplishments are of the highest order. This recognition is presented at the National Order of the Arrow Conference.
The Order of the Arrow created the Distinguished Service Award in 1940 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Order. Its purpose is to recognize and honor those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a section, area, regional, or national basis. The award is given primarily for dedicated service to Scouting and the Order over a period of years.
The National Order of the Arrow Committee after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives announces the following policy change. This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.