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Yerba Buena Lodge Vigil Induction

Yerba Buena OA Lodge pocket flpa showing a whale breaching with the Golden Gate bridge as a background.
Congratulations to the 13 new Vigil members of Yerba Buena Lodge! The members completed their Vigil weekend at Rancho Los Mochos. This was one of the largest induction ceremonies held by either Achewon Nimat, Kaweah, or Ut-in Selica Legacy Lodges. Special thanks to the cook crew that provided a COVID-19 safe dining experience and shoutout to the staff for ensuring that compliance with social distancing and COVID-19 camp protocols were maintained. Note: the Vigil Honor is denoted by a white sash with a red arrow between two red bars and contains a red triangle in the center of the arrow.

 

2021 Inaugural Class of Yerba Buena Lodge Vigil Honor Members
  • Miles Abadia: Kaweah Village (Alameda District)
  • Michael Brennan: Kckinhwehelak Village (Briones District)
  • Nataniel Calvert: Wekemnayon Village (Peralta & Tres Ranchos District)
  • Aaron Carr-Elkaim: Kaweah Village (Alameda District)
  • Henri Elkaim: Kaweah Village (Alameda District)
  • Robert Foreman: Iowac Village (Diablo Sunrise District)
  • Arnel Jaime: Wek-Wek Village (Muir District)
  • Euan McManus: Iowac Village (Diablo Sunrise District)
  • Hunter Miller: Sem Yeto Village (Chief Solano District)
  • Nicholas Monaghan: Seunen Paschengink (Twin Valley District)
  • Steven Parnell: Seunen Paschengink (Twin Valley District)
  • Kenneth Shupe: Kaweah Village (Alameda District)
  • Alison Watson: Swegedaigea (Silverado District)
“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:

  • Lodge
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Scouting community
  • Scout Camp

Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor petition. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.”

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