2016 Lodge Award Recipients

by Michael Thompson

Every year, each of the four regions in the Order of the Arrow presents three awards to lodges within its geographical territory.  The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award, the National Service Award, and the OA Innovation Award are presented to two lodges per region, per award.  In 2016, the following lodges received these awards.

2016 E. Urner Goodman Camping Award Recipients

The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award was established in 1969 as a tribute and testimonial to the Order's founder.  Its purpose is to encourage and challenge Order of the Arrow members and lodges to increase their effectiveness in promoting and increasing Scout camping in each council.  Awards are presented to two outstanding lodges in each region annually.  The following lodges are being recognized for their 2016 accomplishments.

Central Region

Agaming Maangogwan Lodge • Water and Woods Council #782 • Flint, Michigan

Owasippe Lodge • Pathway to Adventure Council #456 • Chicago, Illinois

Northeast Region

Ashokwahta Lodge • Iroquois Trail Council #376 • Batavia, New York

Lowanne Nimat Lodge • Longhouse Council #373 • Syracuse, New York

Southern Region

Unali'Yi Lodge • Coastal Carolina Council #550 • Charleston, South Carolina

Wewanoma Lodge • Rio Grande Council #775 • Harlingen, Texas

Western Region

Cahuilla Lodge • California Inland Empire Council #45 • Redlands, California

Toontuk Lodge • Midnight Sun Council #696 • Fairbanks, Alaska

2016 National Service Award Recipients

The Order of the Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of eight lodges for the National Service Award.  Established in 1999, the National Service Award recognizes up to two lodges in each region that have performed outstanding qualitative and quantitative service for their council.  The following lodges are being recognized for their 2016 accomplishments.

Central Region

Agaming Maangogwan Lodge • Water and Woods Council #782 • Flint, Michigan

Nischa Chuppecat Lodge • Hoosier Trails Council #145 • Bloomington, Indiana

Northeast Region

Lowanne Nimat Lodge • Longhouse Council #373 • Syracuse, New York

Witauchsoman Lodge • Minsi Trails Council #502 • Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Southern Region

Mikanakawa Lodge • Circle Ten Council #571 • Dallas, Texas

O-Shot-Caw Lodge • South Florida Council #84 • Miami Lakes, Florida

Western Region

Cahuilla Lodge • California Inland Empire Council #45 • Redlands, California

Wiatava Lodge • Orange County Council #39 • Santa Ana, California

2016 OA Innovation Award Recipients

The Order of the Arrow Innovation Award was established in 2012 to recognize chapters and lodges for developing creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced during the implementation of their annual program plans.  Two awards in each region are presented annually.  The following recipients are being recognized for their 2016 accomplishments.

Central Region

Mawat Woakus Lodge • Black Swamp Area Council #449 • Findlay, Ohio

Wapashuwi Lodge • Greater Western Reserve Council #463 • Warren, Ohio

Northeast Region

Lowanne Nimat Lodge • Longhouse Council #373 • Syracuse, New York

Witauchsoman Lodge • Minsi Trails Council #502 • Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Southern Region

Echockotee Lodge • North Florida Council #87 • Jacksonville, Florida

Shenandoah Lodge • Stonewall Jackson Area Council #763 • Waynesboro, Virginia

Western Region

Cahuilla Lodge • California Inland Empire Council #45 • Redlands, California

Wiatava Lodge • Orange County Council #39 • Santa Ana, California

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