The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the OA can bestow upon its members. If it is given to somebody, it is done so because of the great level of service and dedication made to some aspect or many aspects of BSA. The wearers of this sash those who have gone above and beyond what was expected and have proven that they live their lives based on the ideals of The Order.

Nomination Process

An individual cannot simply earn this honor; it must be given to them. Any member is eligible to be nominated as long as they have been a Brotherhood member for at least two years. Only one out of every 50 registered lodge members can be chosen per year. When a nomination is turned in, it is reviewed by the Wahinkto Lodge Vigil Selection Committee. Those select few that are chosen by our committee and then approved by the national OA committee will be given the opportunity to participate in an ordeal that taxes not only the body, but the mind as well.

Note: You do not need to be a Vigil member to nominate someone for this honor.

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NameYearIndian NameTranslation
NameYearIndian NameTranslation
Dathan Simpson 2015   
Don Buscholz 2015   
Elijah Sharp 2015   
Jonathan Carter 2015   
Steven Goff 2015   
Will Cantu 2015   
Danny Herrera 2013  Proud Boar 
Dillon Silva 2013 Nkiolaok Teme Tricky Coyote 
Ricardo Maldonado 2013  Spirited Dancer 
Robert "Bob" A. Torres 2012  Persistent Little Brother Bear 
Laura Foradory 2010  Mother Badger 
Rene Mancha 2010   
Dustin C. Foradory 2009  Spirited Wolf 
Humberto "Beto" Torres Sr.  2009 Malia-Cones Turtle That Carries World On Back 
Patricio L. Ramos 2009 Alowoapewi-Sisi-Lija Strong Buffalo 
Humberto "Beto" Torres Jr. 2008 Lilchipin Ktemaque Diligent Beaver 
Nathan Calk 2004   
Samuel K. Shimp II 1997   
Ramon R. Castro Sr. 1992  Wise Fox 
Ramon R. Castro Jr. 1991  One Who Dances From The Heart 
Christopher Looney 1988   
William "Bill" R. Dillahunty  1978   
Julius Graw 1961   
Jackie Jones 1959   
J.C. Benson 1959   
Marvin Ratliff, Jr.  1958   
A. H. Bird 1945   
Bobby Broadway 1945   
J.B. Morris 1945   
Joseph O. Galbraith 1945   
Vernon Bucher 1945   
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