Tamegonit Lodge youth leadership has selected Cole Christenson for recognition in 2014 as Vigil Honor members of the Order of the Arrow, after reviewing dozens of nominations from a lodge of more than 4600 members. This represents less than one percent of the Tamegonit Lodge membership and stands as a testament to his exemplary service. A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 years of age at the time of nomination.
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 a member for service to the 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 to one or more of the following: Lodge, Order of the Arrow, Scouting community, Scout Camp.
Cole along with the other 34 other individuals will be recognized at the Vigil Banquet on October 4, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Camp Dining Hall at Naish Scout Reservation. Banquet Reservations can be made online, by mail, or at the Council Office beginning Monday, August 25.
This is a huge honor for Cole and all of Troop 10. We are all very proud of him.