Order of the Arrow
Wag-O-Shag Lodge

Founders Award

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowmen who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson.

The Award is a handsome bronze medallion bearing the likenesses of E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson, with a wooden base and brass plate suitable for engraving. Also available is a special Founder’s Award arrow ribbon, with a gold-colored arrow suspended from a red ribbon.

Lodges may petition the national Order of the Arrow Committee to present up to four awards annually, based on lodge membership. If the lodge presents more than one award, one must be to a youth under the age of 21.

2023 Founder's Award nominations are now closed. Check back next year for 2024 nominations.


2023 Jonathan Roth
2022 Collin Welke
2022 Tim Welke
2021 Blake Stephens
2021 Emily Singer
2020 Peter Selfors
2020 Nick Ciesinski
2019 Zach Landquist
2019 Andrew DeLuka
2018 Michael Zindars
2018 Theo Johnson
2017 Tyler Scherer
2017 Bruce Prange
2016 Max Czechowski
2016 Curt Krohn
2015 Aaron Kuenstler
2015 Mitch Muffler
2013 John Kuderer
2013 Rick Ryan
2012 Blackmoor Ryan
2012 Greg Nebel
2011 Mitchell Keim
2011 Singer Ronald
2010 Brad Singer
2009 Tom Sisson
2008 Andy Matz
2008 Charles Stellmacher
2007 Jon Schwab
2007 Kathlene Sisson
2006 John Rauenbeuhler
2006 Ron Liebl
2004 Mark Jansen
2003 James J. Beres
2003 Alex Carus
2002 James P. Murray
2001 Nick Grasimowicz
2001 Mike Garvey
2000 Bob Adams
2000 Andy Koch
1999 Gene Burke, M.D.
1999 Brian Murray
1998 Matt Clarke
1998 Lucien VanElsen
1997 Brian Sutilla
1997 Matt Vick
1996 Carl Snyder