Rhoads and Hackenberry Receive Founder’s Award

Port Royal, Pa — Monaken Lodge announced Bob Rhoads and Bailey Hackenberry as receipients of the 2018 Founder’s Award at the Family Banquet on November 11, 2018 in Port Royal.

Bailey Hackenberry started in scouting in 2010, joining Troop 124 based out of Licking Creek, Pa. During his time in the scouting program he quickly rose through the ranks until, in 2016, he earned the rank of Eagle. Today, Hackenberry is still active within the troop, where he currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

In the Order of the Arrow, Hackenberry became a member of the Order of the Arrow in 2013 and became a Brotherhood Honor member a year later. In 2016, Hackenberry was chosen by his fellow Arrowmen to receive the Vigil Honor. Hackenberry has been very active within both Shawnee Chapter and the lodge. Within Shawnee Chapter, he served as a two-term Chapter Vice Chief. In the lodge, he served as a vice chief when Monaken Lodge hosted the 2015 Conclave, served as Conclave Chair and in 2016, he was elected as the Lodge’s 2nd Vice Chief.

Bob Rhoads began his scouting career in 1943 where he joined Cub Scout Pack 20 based in Centre Hall. Shortly after, Rhoads became a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle in 1952. After serving in the Air Force for 7 years, Rhoads rejoined the scouting program with Troop 45 in Milesburg where he served as both Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster. Currently, he serves as the Chartered Organization Representative for the Troop.

In the Order of the Arrow, Rhoads became a member in 1949 and became a Brotherhood Honor member in 1951. Rhoads was selected for the Vigil Honor in 1971. At OA weekends today, you are sure to find Rhoads working hard in the kitchen, preparing meals for all those in attendance.

The Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. Those Arrowmen who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson.

The award is a bronze medallion bearing the images of founder E. Urner Goodman, and co-founder Carroll A. Edson. The reverse of the medallion reads “For he who serves his fellows, is of all his fellows, greatest,” which was Goodman’s prime reason for starting the Order of the Arrow.

Monaken Lodge awards no more than two Founder’s Awards each year. One to a youth member and the other to an adult member.

See the complete list of Founder’s Award recipients here.

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