All Arrowmen who are eligible for the Vigil Honor will be considered by a committee of youth members at the Spring Fellowship of our lodge. You may also submit a recommendation for an individual you believe is worthy of the highest honor in the Order of the Arrow. Recommendations can be submitted online or using a paper form, both of which are accessible below. Criteria for Vigil recommendations are also on the lodge website. Paper forms should be delivered to either the Peoria or Bloomington Service Centers, or mailed to Vigil Recommendations, W.D. Boyce Council, 614 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61703.
Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation. 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.