This award is presented in honor of the founder of the Bob White Lodge, who was also a former Scout Executive of the Georgia-Carolina Council. Chief Newbery first presented the award in 1977. For that year and that year only, it was presented to three adults and three youth. Currently, it is awarded to one youth and one adult annaully.
The Founders Award is given in memory of our Founders. It is presented to one member of the Lodge who had rendered an outstanding amount of service to the Lodge over a period of time. If more than one is presented annually, at least one of the recipients must be a youth.
The Arrowman of the Year award is presented annually to the Youth Arrowman who has rendered the most outstanding service to the Lodge.
The Spirit Award is a newer award which is designed to allow all youth Arrowmen including first year Arrowmen to be eligible for an award. Adults are not eligible for this award. There is no requirement regarding length of time in the Lodge, but merely one who has demonstrated spirit.
Every year, the Lodge donates $1,000.00 to the Council Endowment Fund as part of its support for the Council. It authorizes the Lodge to receive a James E. West Foundation Award. We may confer the Award on a deserving Lodge Member as an honor for their service. Unlike an individual James E. West application, the honoree does not donate the $1,000.00 himself. The donation comes from Lodge funds and then the Lodge confers the award on the recipient.
There is no criterion in determining who should be honored by the donation. It is left to the discretion of the Awards Committee.
The Lodge has made the James E. West donations through the years. In the Fall of 2005, the Lodge made the donation to support the development of the Knox Scout Reservation, rather than a James E. West donation. In 2005, this donation was made in the name of W. Carey Crawford and was called the Silver Arrow Award. It has not been given again.