Awards

Chapter Arrowman of the Year

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 Award was created by the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Lodge #97 to recognize the Chapter’s outstanding young Arrowman – The Scout who is setting the example high above their peers building an enduring legacy to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow through cheerful service to others. 

Higher Vision Award

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 The Higher Vision Award was created by the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Lodge #97 in 2009 to recognize the Lodge’s second and third generation “Founders” – Scouters who have built an enduring legacy to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow through a lifetime of cheerful service to others. 

James E. West

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Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones. The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local council endowment fund. 

Lodge Chiefs and Advisers

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 Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Lodge #97 was formed in 1965 with the merger of Covered Wagon and Southwest Iowa Councils. The Order of the Arrow Lodges of Southwest Iowa Council and Covered Wagon Council were Cha-Pa (#97) and Pohawk (#445). The members of those lodges became the charter members of Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut (#97) 

Scholarships

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Silver and Gold Arrow

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 A distinctive arrowhead that can be displayed on your lodge flap or where ever appropriate to show you are active as a Brotherhood member of the Lodge.

Spirit of the Ordeal

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 The Spirit of the Ordeal Award was created by the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Lodge #97 in 2010 to recognize the Lodge’s outstanding young – Scouts who are setting the example high above their peers building an enduring legacy to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow through cheerful service to others. 

Founder's Award

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 The Founder’s Award is the highest honor a lodge can bestow on a member. It is given to those members who display the dedication of the Order of the Arrow founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Col. Carroll Edson. 

Vigil Honor Recipients

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 The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout Camp.