Distinguished Service Award (Order of the Arrow)

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The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the [[Order of the Arrow|Order]] beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The award is presented every two years during NOAC. Since the time of the first awards were presented, approximately 500 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented.
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The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the [[Order of the Arrow|Order]] beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. It is given primarily for dedicated service to the Order and Scouting over a period of years. Only a limited number of awards can be presented. Arrowmen whose service records are the most outstanding and extend the farthest beyond the lodge level are usually selected. Young men under 21 and adults (volunteer and professional) are eligible for nomination. Nominations will not be accepted or considered for posthumous awards.
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The award is presented every two years during NOAC. Since the time of the first awards were presented, approximately 500 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented.
The award is a sterling silver arrowhead, bearing an arrow pointing upward and to the wearer's right, suspended from a white neck-ribbon upon which are embroidered red arrows. A white square knot embroidered upon red cloth is also available. Presentation of the award is limited; nominations are open to both youth and adult.
The award is a sterling silver arrowhead, bearing an arrow pointing upward and to the wearer's right, suspended from a white neck-ribbon upon which are embroidered red arrows. A white square knot embroidered upon red cloth is also available. Presentation of the award is limited; nominations are open to both youth and adult.
==External links==
==External links==
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* [http://www.oa-bsa.org/misc/anr/dsa.htm OA Distinguished Service Award]
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* [https://oa-bsa.org/program/awards/distinguished-service-award OA Distinguished Service Award] — OA-BSA.org
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* [http://www.oa-bsa.org/ Official National Order of the Arrow Web Site]
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* [https://oa-bsa.org/uploads/resources/forms/DSA_Nomination-2018.pdf Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Nomination Form] (2018 Printing) — OA-BSA.org
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* [https://oa-bsa.org/distinguished-service-award-past-recipients-1940-1998 Distinguished Service Award Recipients (1940-1998)] — OA-BSA.org
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* [https://oa-bsa.org/distinguished-service-award-past-recipients-2000-present Distinguished Service Award Recipients (2000 and later)] — OA-BSA.org
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* [http://www.oa-bsa.org/ Official National Order of the Arrow Web Site] — OA-BSA.org
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Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award
Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1940 to honor those who rendered service to the Order beyond the lodge level. The award is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. It is given primarily for dedicated service to the Order and Scouting over a period of years. Only a limited number of awards can be presented. Arrowmen whose service records are the most outstanding and extend the farthest beyond the lodge level are usually selected. Young men under 21 and adults (volunteer and professional) are eligible for nomination. Nominations will not be accepted or considered for posthumous awards.

The award is presented every two years during NOAC. Since the time of the first awards were presented, approximately 500 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented.

The award is a sterling silver arrowhead, bearing an arrow pointing upward and to the wearer's right, suspended from a white neck-ribbon upon which are embroidered red arrows. A white square knot embroidered upon red cloth is also available. Presentation of the award is limited; nominations are open to both youth and adult.

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