Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson
Tom Luecke – 2020
Tom Luecke has served his Chapter and Lodge for over 30 years in roles as Chapter Adviser, Chapter Ceremony Teams Adviser and Lodge NOAC Adviser. He has helped his Chapter by increasing attendance at events, forming new Ceremony teams, and being a mentor of Scouts and Scouters alike. For his years of dedication, we proudly nominate Tom Luecke for the Founder’s Award.
Griffin Stoeckel – 2018
This Eagle Scout has had persistent service to his chapter and lodge, becoming a passionate ceremonialist and performing numerous ceremonies for his chapter. He continued to serve by being elected as his chapter secretary making vast improvements to the chapter website and communication. With the passion for this he continued into a second term as chapter secretary. He received the vigil honor in 2017. He has also held many lodge chairmanships such as the bylaws chairman and the ceremonies chairman. Through these positions he has helped organize multiple lodge events throughout the year, and is passionate about every job he does. For his passion to Shawnee Lodge and the Order of the Arrow we humbly present Griffin Stoeckel with the Founders Award.
Tim Weaver – 2018
This Scouter has been a staple of our lodge since his days as a youth leader at the Chapter and Lodge level. His mentorship of current and future Lodge leaders is above comparison. He has invested countless hours in bringing new programs to our Lodge and providing support to many chapter leaders. This leader’s actions often go unrecognized and his work as one of the Shawnee Lodge’s first Associate Advisors has helped modernize much of our lodge infrastructure and pilot new methods of communication. He received the Vigil Honor in 2007. For his unwavering commitment to the Shawnee Lodge and investment in the leaders of our future, we cheerfully present Tim Weaver with the Founders Award.