Qualification for Award
The Unit of Excellence Award was created in 2012 to recognize units who have a high degree of participation in the OA program. There are 5 categories to the award, and units who wish to be recognized with this award must complete requirements in all 5 – leadership, planning, conversion, elections, and participation.
For the full list of requirements in each category, please click this link:
After the September Fellowship weekend of each year, units who think they qualify for the award should contact the Lodge Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The secretary will verify that the award criteria has been met.
1) Ribbon – Once the award criteria has been verified, the Lodge Adviser will submit a form requesting ribbons for units who have qualified (this will be done at the end of the year once the number of units earning the award have been determined). If any units receive the award, they will be recognized at the annual lodge banquet* and receive their ribbon.
2) Certificates for OA Troop Advisers – Certificates for OA Troop Advisers will also be presented at the annual lodge banquet* for advisers of qualifying units.
3) Recognition Patch for OA Troop Representatives and OA Troop Advisers – patches can be purchased by the unit for the those units who qualify.
*If the troop is not represented at the lodge banquet, other arrangements for recognition can be made.
If you have any questions about the award, do not hesitate to contact the Lodge Secretary at email@example.com.
You may download the OA Unit of Excellence Fact Sheet below:
OA Unit of Excellence Award Fact Sheet (129 downloads)