The Founder's Award was established to recognize certain registered, active Brotherhood or Vigil Honor members of the Order of the Arrow at the local Lodge level. The member's life should reflect a spirit of achievement in his everyday activities. Through his everyday life he should show:
An understanding of the world he lives in
A determination to do his best at all times
An enthusiasm while doing what he believes should be done
A belief in, and a commitment to, those "things of the Spirit"
(Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service)