Shawnee Lodge Vigil Honor Candidates for 2024 were announced at the annual Lodge Winter Fellowship Banquet on December 17, 2023. Arrowmen were selected for their outstanding service to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow. Among these was three of Pathfinder’s own–their Vigil Biographies are below. To read more about the Vigil Honor, download a Vigil Nomination Form, or to view past recipients of the honor.
Ethan J. Chapie
Eagle Scout Ethan Chapie has made great contributions to his troop, district, and chapter. Ethan has served on many district camporees and klondikes, where his infectious cheerful spirit inspired everyone around him. He has served his chapter as a chairman and as First Vice Chief. Ethan excelled as First Vice Chief, organizing fantastic chapter events and starting a chapter tradition of social events. Wherever Ethan goes, his cheerful devotion to building brotherhood ensures that everyone there has a great time. Even after moving away for college, Ethan continues to hold a chairmanship and regularly attends events. For his cheerful dedication to all around him, we exuberantly nominate Ethan J. Chapie for the Vigil Honor.
Neil T. Maxwell
Eagle Scout Neil Maxwell has demonstrated tireless and ongoing dedication to the Order of the Arrow and the camping program. In his chapter, Neil has excelled as a ceremonialist, Second Vice Chief, and Chief. Through these roles, Neil always went above and beyond, continuously looking for ways to better support his chapter and its many members. Currently serving as the Lodge Chief, Neil plays a vital role in leading the team to ensure the success of the Order of the Arrow for all members of the Shawnee Lodge. In addition to his contributions within the Order of the Arrow, Neil has served on the council’s Camp Staff and his district’s Camporee Staff. For his continuous service to the Order of the Arrow and the Scouting program, we enthusiastically nominate Neil T. Maxwell for the Vigil Honor.
Lorenzo D. Gutting
Lorenzo Gutting is a shining example of the spirit of Scouting. He cheerfully seeks out tasks that he can help with. Having served both on the National Youth Leadership Training Staff and on Camp Staff, he has enthusiastically helped many Scouts to learn and develop their leadership skills. As a ceremonialist, he is always willing to step in and learn a new role whenever a situation arises. Whether he is serving as Senior Patrol Leader in his troop or as a Shawnee Lodge officer he is always willing to work behind the scenes and receive no recognition for his work. His ability to plan, execute, and inspire is evident in the success of his endeavors in Scouting. For his embodiment of the ideals of the Order of the Arrow, we proudly nominate Lorenzo D. Gutting for the Vigil Honor.