The 1980 Arrowman’s Personal Involvement Award was created for Arrowmen to serve the Scouting program where their primary responsibility lies, at the unit level. The award was adopted by the National OA Committee and was introduced at the 1979 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC).
The requirements for the award were created to allow Arrowmen to earn the award completely in the unit. The requirements for youth (under the age of 18) covered the areas of Troop Program Involvement, the Troop Camping Experience, Webelos-To-Scout Transition, and Family Understanding. The requirements for adults (over the age of 18) were similar, but the requirements called for Arrowmen to play an advisory role in the youths’ fulfillment of their requirements.
Arrowmen could start working on the award on August 13, 1979. All requirements had to be completed by June 30, 1981.