The Vigil Honor: Class of 2017

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The Vigil Honor Class of 2017
(L to R) Honors Chairman Kevin Karlson, Lars Karlson, James Castro, Michael Drillinger, Marc Messenger, Kirwin Seger, Trevor Camacho, Patrick Streffacio, (Not pictured, Joseph Schneider)

VigilTrevor Camacho, Steadfast One

This brother and Life Scout from Troop 99, Brooklyn was inducted into the Order of the Arrow in 2012 with Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge and sealed his membership in the Brotherhood in 2013 with Kintecoying Lodge.

He has been involved on many levels of scouting, serving as Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster of his home unit and a Camp Staff Member at Camp Keowa and Camp Aquehonga. He held several elected positions and committee chairmanships since his induction including chairman of the elangomat, brotherhood and ordeal committees. He has served as Kintecoying Lodge treasurer for the past two years and currently serves as the 2017 Conclave Coordinator for Section NE-2B.

One of his nominations read: "he is always working for the benefit of Scouting, especially when it comes to teaching a new scout, or assisting an OA member. He believes in Scouting and the OA and truly makes it part of his life"

For his service to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow the vigil honor is presented to Trevor Camacho. The Indian name given is Clamhattenmoagan which is interpreted as Steadfast One.

 

 

VigilLars Karlson, Friendly Giant

This Life Scout from Troop 728, Manhattan was inducted into the Order in 2012 with Man-A-Hattin Lodge and sealed his membership in the Brotherhood in 2013 with Kintecoying Lodge. He has served scouting as Patrol Leader and Den Chief of his unit and as a member of the Camp Keowa staff. Since his induction he has been an active part our lodge serving as member of the ordeal committee and as Vice Chief of his chapter. He attended the national scout jamboree in 2013, the national OA conference in 2015 and PRISM in 2016. His most notable service has come as an Elangomat at almost every ordeal since his induction.

It is his spirit that highlights his service to the lodge. One of his nominations read “He is alert and responsive to the needs of younger scouts and has made a major impact upon them at lodge events and at summer camp. He leads with a great mix of humor, humility, and respect for all he comes in contact with. He does not crave attention or seek out recognition but he makes an outsized impact on everyone he comes in contact with.”

For his service to his lodge and chapter the vigil honor is presented to Lars Karlson. The Indian name given is Tgauchsin Amangi which is translated as Friendly Giant


 

VigilKirwin Seger, Chief Who Leads in a New Direction

This Eagle Scout from Troop 23, Brooklyn was inducted into the Order in 2011 and sealed his membership in the Brotherhood in 2012 with Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge. His service to his home unit includes serving as Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster. He served as a member of the Camp Aquehonga Staff in 2015 and as a member of the Staff Sabattis Adventure Camp in 2016.

His service to our Lodge is extensive, serving as member of the ordeal, elangomat, and ceremonies committees. He was elected as the first Kintecoying Lodge Secretary in 2013 and as Chief of Shu-Shu-Gah chapter in 2015. He currently serves our lodge as its Lodge Chief. He is a graduate of the National Leadership Seminar and attended PRISM and NEXT in 2016.

One of his nominations stated. "He exemplifies the cheerful service, unselfish interest and personal effort which is at the heart of our Order. As a leader in our lodge he has gone out of his way to make others comfortable, particularly our new members. He sees every leadership role as an opportunity for personal self-improvement. He has grown into an excellent example for all arrowmen of cheerful service in action."

In recognition of his service to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow, the vigil honor is presented to Kirwin Seger. The Indian name given is Wojauwe Kwelepxen which is interpreted as Chief Who Leads in a New Direction.


 

VigilJames Castro, He Who Works With Plenty of Bears

This brother from Crew 473, Queens was inducted into the Order in 1993 and sealed his membership in the brotherhood in 2003 with Suanhacky Lodge.

His most notable service to scouting has come right here at Alpine Scout Camp. He has served for the past decade in many capacities as a member of the Cub World Staff. He can often be found supporting the Cub Scout outdoor program, staffing the many cub activity days, family fun weekends, and camporees held at Alpine.

In his professional life he serves as a technical analyst for the Greater New York Councils. One of the most impressive parts of this brother’s service record is that his service to camp and the camping program has been completely voluntary, not associated with his professional responsibilities.  

One of his nominations read, "He is committed to making camping and the outdoors fun for everyone, especially our younger brothers in blue. He does an awesome job in making packs and cub scouts fall in love with the outdoors. His long tenure of service to our council’s outdoor programs is most noteworthy."

For his service to scouting, the Order of the Arrow, and to scout camping the vigil honor is awarded to Jimmy Castro. The Indian name given is Mikemossit Machquioen which is interpreted as He Who Works With Plenty of Bears


VigilMichael Drillinger, He Who Collects and Preserves

This Eagle Scout was inducted into the Order in 1971 and sealed his membership in the brotherhood in 1972 with Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge.

His service to scouting reaches many levels. Whether as Scoutmaster of his home unit or as a member of a council committee he can always be found spending himself in the service of others. As a youth member of the order he was chapter officer of Sakanenk Chapter of Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge. In the 1970s he worked to re-start the chapter Indian Dance team which he led for many years winning the Lodge dance competition in 1976.

In recent years much of his service to scouting has been as a member of the Ten Mile River Scout Museum Board. He joined the board in 2006 serving on a number of museum committees. In 2013 he assumed the role of board chairman. His leadership of the museum enables the group to continue to provide a valuable service to our council, archiving the history of Ten Mile River and the Greater New York Councils and allowing the scouts of today to vividly experience our rich scouting history. Professionally he serves as the land trust and stewardship manager of the Catskill Center, working to protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.

One of his nominations read, "He has given his all to scouting for over  50 years. He works tirelessly to ensure that scouting, our brotherhood, and Ten Mile River remains a vibrant reflection of the scout oath and our obligation."

For his service to scouting and the Order of the Arrow, the vigil honor is awarded to Michael Drillinger. The Indian name given is Mawachpo Wtakolsin which is interpreted as He Who Collects and Preserves.


VigilMarc Messenger, Quiet Messenger

This Eagle Scout from Troop 613, The Bronx was inducted into the Order in 1970 with Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge and sealed his membership in the brotherhood in 2011 with Ranachqua Lodge. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.

He has render service to scouting on the local unit and council levels. He served his home unit as a troop committee member, troop committee chairman, and assistant scoutmaster. He is an active member of the Bronx commissioner staff serving as unit commissioner and district commissioner. He assumed the role as Bronx River District Chairman in 2016. As a youth he served on the Camp Aquehonga Aquatics staff.

He has served the order as a youth as the publications chairman of Achewen Schingue chapter of Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge. As an adult he served as the Lodge Adviser of Ranachqua Lodge from 2011 to 2013 and as an adult member of the Kintecoying Lodge Transition team, advising the youth members to build the foundation of Kintecoying Lodge as we know it today. He is a graduate of the National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar. During our centennial celebration in 2015, he was an integral part of obtaining legacy rocks for Ranachqua and Kintecoying lodges.

One of his nominations read, "I often notice his quiet dedication and unselfish service in all that he does for scouting. He is often a voice of reason during discussions and supportive of the decisions made by the youth. He is an excellent leader and example for all adult advisers to live up to. "

For his service to scouting and the Order of the Arrow, the vigil honor is awarded to Marc Messenger. The Indian name given is Klamachpin Elogamgussit which is interpreted as Quiet Messenger.

VigilPatrick Streffacio, Dead Head Cook

This brother from Troop 106, Middle Village was inducted into the Order in 2003 and sealed his membership in the brotherhood in 2004 with Suanhacky Lodge. He is a recipient of the Scouter’s Training Award, the Scouter’s Key and the Unit Leader Award of Merit. He currently serves as the Troop Committee Chairman of Troop 106 and as an Associate Adviser of Crew 312.

His service to Scouting and the Order is extensive. He has served his district as a member and chairman of the advancement committee.  Promoting scouting’s outdoor program has always been at the heart of his service to scouting. He served Suanhacky Lodge as both chapter and lodge service adviser and camp promotions adviser. He regularly promotes both long term and short camping and service to camp to the units in his district. He is a frequent volunteer with the “No Names” helping to prepare food for many induction weekends over the years.

One of his nominations read, "He does not know the word No, he is always one of the first if not the first to step up when volunteers are needed. He has gone above and beyond time and time again providing true leadership while providing service to his fellow scouts, scouters, Arrowmen and his community."

For his service to scouting and the Order of the Arrow, the vigil honor is awarded to Patrick Streffacio. The Indian name given is Mboiwi Wil Sachgachtoon which is interpreted as Dead Head Cook.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 12 June 2017 20:44

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