Vigils of Miwok Lodge

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distringuished contribution beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to Scouting, or their Scout camp.

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to the Lodge, Council, and Scouting. It dates from the year 1915, when founder E. Urner Goodman became the first Vigil Honor member. Since then, thousands of members have been given this honor.

Each February, Miwok Lodge holds a Vigil Selection Committee meeting, open to all Arrowmen, to choose Vigil candidates from all of those in the Lodge who are worthy. We are allowed to nominate 1 Vigil Candidate, plus 1 more for every 50 members registered in our Lodge. At least half of the candidates chosen must be youth. If you would like to participate in the Vigil Selection Committee, feel free to email the Vigil Committee.



NameVigil NameEnglish Translation
1963 Vigils
Howard RobinsonMan Builder
1966 Vigils
Douglas BertholdtSeeker
Marvin BottomThoughtful One
Jerry CollinsOne Who Cares
James SturrockCapable One
1967 Vigils
Paul BallekToiler
Kenneth BrungesBearded One
Bert CarmodyRunner
Lenard FavoriteAchgeketumTeacher
Ed GoddardHe Who Serves
Mike McCloskyPersevering One
Robert StillwagonRed Headed
1968 Vigils
Lynn FerrinExcellent One
Jim HotnorEarnest One
David PollockCordial One
Mike CooleyWorthy One
Jim HornorNuwingiWilling One
Karl MannGenerous One
Gary BergtholdtActive One
James ErnestNight Traveller
Don FollasDiligent
Ted HallHe Who Exhorts
Norman SpauldingHe Who Returns 1969******
Daniel BradyWriter
Jeff HaugoardTakachsinLeader
Michael LozitoBuffalo
George LozitoAlappiechsinFast Talker
1970 Vigils
Frank BiehlFar Sighted One
Gary GabrielDancer
Edward GunionAdviser
Peter PoillonHe Who Makes Others Happy
Robert RichardsonHelpful One
1972 Vigils
Thomas AndersonBusiness Manager
Bruce BonfieldArdent One
Herb DavisSteady One
Jim DumboltonOne Who Knows How
John EnslenOne Who Encourages
Ed FassettSpiritual One
Dennis HatchZealous One
Glenn HelbergExperienced One
Kenneth MelinHard Worker
Roger WrightHe Who Does Good For Others
1973 Vigils
Doug AndreenContented One
Dan AndreenWitty One
Bob BergmanOne Who Has Endurance
Andy BonfieldOne Who Aids
John CoxDoctor
Don IapelldQuiet One
Maurice TrippOne Who Does Good Work
Ted VanoverHunter
Bob WelenofskyOne Who Searches
1974 Vigils
Steve GumEsteemed One
John HopsonBuilder
Raymond RyanServant of the Lord
Doug WardianArrow
1975 Vigils
William BrelandLoud Speaker
James AndersonOne Who Has Confidence
Paul CromptonComrade
Robert HowellOne Who Creates With Hands
Michael MurphyForceful One
Scott OdellOne Who Sings
John PugmireFirm One
Raymond RyanRighteous One
1976 Vigils
Brian CronquistOne Who Has Authority
Jonathan FungHe Who Speaks Favorably
Michael HowellHe Who Is Concerned
Ronald IrvinBow
John MinkerUseful One
Robert QuincyAgreeable One
Ronald WorkmanHiker
Craig RouseJocular One
1977 Vigils
Dick BerryClear Water
Dennis FittsQuiet One
Dick LangeHelper
Eric ParnellHard Worker
Joseph UngaroHappy One
1978 Vigils
Emile Mestressat IIIReliable One
1979 Vigils
Walter ChronertWise Man
Lance FungOne Who Is Dilligent And Skillful
Vernon KuhnTalker
Robert StillwagonActive Chief
1980 Vigils
Michael BetzBearded One
Don FulkCordial One
Gerard HilgartCalm Minded One
Paul NakamotoHe Who Keeps a Promise
Edwin WeisethOne Who Exerts Himself
1981 Vigils
David DunnNuwingiWilling One
Michael KoopDoubtful One
Brian MauldwinHe Who Does Good For Others
Matthew WeingartHe Who Is Prepared
1982 Vigils
Earl BurkeOne Who Aids
David LowQuiet One
William MurphyHe Who Has Good Spirits
John StephensonSon of the Bow
1983 Vigils
Thomas LackovicFog
Boyd PettFast Runner
William WegnerOne Who Creates With Hands
1984 Vigils
Lawrence ClarkHe Who Is Prepared
Eric JohnsonHappy Cook
James MetzlerHe Who Has Good Spirits
John PhilipsDiligent One
1985 Vigils
Kenneth BowerLucky One
Scott BrownHe Who Gives First Aid
Ted BrownCompanion
Wayne ConleyReliable
Justin HornerDancer
Scott JacksonLoyal One
Devin LindseyWater Traveler
Gary MarshallWatchman
James MoncrieffKlamachpin TakachsinQuiet Leader
Ivan OrupLekhiketWriter
Michael PestaApatschinHe Who Returns
Richard RobinsonHard Worker
1987 Vigils
Michael HannahAmangiechsinLoud Speaker
Michael JolleyFriendly Brother
Richard KolowitzTuneyBearded One
Rufus RogersHe Who Sings
Kenneth RogersHe Who Assists
Ken SchottHe Who Endures
Paul Stringer Jr.GischileuHe Who Has Proven True
Steve Von DohlenGischelemanHe Who Creates With The Mind
1988 Vigils
Donald AndrewsLekeElder Brother
Douglas CortneyTschitanissowganCapable One
Bryan HausleWulalogewagan NechasinPeaceful One
Chris KearnsAchpamson WschimuinHiker Who Flies
Wayne KeyesWise One
V SheldonBig Bald Eagle
1989 Vigils
Troy BergstromWise Shepard
Art GreenNakni Alokpachi Aiena Tali Issuba ChaliWilling Wood Gatherer
1990 Vigils
Steve GrieferTrusted Brother
Matt SerrTuneyPeaceful Brother
Richard DeVilbissPapesi WikhetschikPatient Builder
Corbin LindseyOne Who Gets Attention
Bill SheldonAmangi WoanpalanneLoyal Father
1991 Vigils
Geoff AndrewsStrong Warrior
Frank DiazHappy Cook
Doug EricksonOne Who Has Knowledge
Allan GrieferNagatamen NimatOne Who Creates With Mind
Barry WilsonWitchindinBig Bear
1992 Vigils
Mark Chu LinNatoochtenInquiring One
Michael EvansOne Who Gets Attention
Harry HicksPatient Drum Beater
Justin HicksSilent Dancer
Jeff MildeNagatamenReliable One
Ed MortensenAllouchsoaknink WunachkOne Who Exerts Himself
David SmithHe Who Remembers
Jason HoltAchpamsin MachqueWalking Bear
Hans KriegerApensuwiUseful One
Dave OkamuraMikindamenOne Who Does
Frank PlesekTgauchsin NachgohumanGood Natured Singer
Ed SheldonWowoatamSkillful One
Mike SilveriaNag'atamen AschowinSwimmer To Be Relied Upon
Chris SwansonWachejeu GentgeenBright Dancer
Eric Van De WarkWeughsowaganKnowledgeable One
1993 Vigils
Jim HoltWuliechsinSpeaks Plainly
Michael SandersKtschillachtonTruth Teller
Josh SouzaSasappisFirefly
Tamir WaserApatschinHe Who Comes Back
Kevin WilliamsTschitanek ElogamgussitFast Messenger
1994 Vigils
Fred CoreyGischitehenDetermined One
Mario RamirezWoakusGrey Fox
Michael ReschKlakaptonaganallAmusing One
Steve SouzaAllohakasinOne Who Instructs
1995 Vigils
Judith AndrewsGischihanOne Who Creates With Hands
David KustersLauchsoheen SisilijaHappy Buffalo
Ronald MasudaMacheu MawachpoGreat Collector
Craig MasudaKsinachpinOne Who Is At Leisure
John PozniakGentgeen MachqueDancing Bear
Richard SilveriaWulinanHe Who Does Good For Others
1996 Vigils
Brian BondLachauwelemanHe Who Is Concerned
Christopher DietzGischelemanOne Who Creates
James HillWeuchsowagan GischachsummenOne Who Has Knowledge And Enlightens
Doug KeithAchowalogen WikhetschikHard Working Builder
Lance RossWelapensit ApatschinLucky One Who Comes Back
Lanny RossAchtschinkhalanOne Who Persuades
1997 Vigils
Terry BirdPedhakquon AwehhellenThunder Bird
George DeniseEschochwalanTo Help Somebody Through
Robert DietzAnatschitonOne Who Cares
Chuck EricksonKsukquon WsitHeavy Foot
Tommy KeswickAllowelemuwi TakachsinValuable Leader
David O'DellElenapewian AschowinIndian Swimmer
1998 Vigils
David CarltonSakima WulamocChief Who Speaks Truly
Chris DeniseAsgalendam ElauwitImpatient Hunter
George DeniseGuhn ZelozelosSnow Cricket
Jeff FosterGischhatteuOne Who Is Ready
Grant McCauleyLeke NendawenLoyal Lamp Carrier
Bill MurrayAllouchsit LachxowilennoMighty Captain
Matt MyersWulelensin AchewonProud Strong One
Eric OppLekhiket GihimWriter Who Encourages
Jason VarrelmannWischixin GihimGraceful Warrior
Alan WhiteWunitaOne Who Knows How
1999 Vigils
Donald GagliassoKsinelendamEasy-going One
John MortensenLippoe WitschindinWise One Who Assists
John Phelan Sr.Witatschimoisin GihimAdvisor Who Encourages
2000 Vigils
Carl BruggeWingolauchsik GutgunnemenCheerful One Who Gives Back
Judy JohnsonWischiki Amoe NagatamenBusy Bee To Rely Upon
John Phillips Jr.TschitanitehenTschitgussin AnicusPersevering Silent Squirrel
James Rogers Jr.Wilawilihan Wulamallessin MachqueGenerous Happy Bear
Charlie TranMawat NendawenOne Who Carries A Torch
2001 Vigils
John FenderWin-Ochwen KatschemunkOne Who Travels Willingly Outdoors
Peter GoodellMilan AmigaOne Who Gives For A Long Time
Marcus GrangerTakachsin WulaptonenLeader Who Speaks Favorably
Michael PikeAchge'gim NanachpauchsohenTeacher Who Keeps In Fellowship
Vernon SerTachpachiwi Kichkinet TauwatawiqueHumble Guide In The Wilderness
Brian TheraultAchgiguwen WulalogewaganLively One Who Does Good Work
Jeffrey WhitsettChans KschihillenElder Brother Who Moves Swiftly
2002 Vigils
Eddie Dinsmore Jr.Genachgihat WulamoewaganOverseer Of Truth
Louis GagliassoKtehillachton WowoatammoaganSpeaker Of Truth And Wisdom
Joshua GrangerGischitehenDetermined One
Charles GutheryAllohumasin Aney Nawoch-enTo Show The Path To Follow
Ron SalwasserMawachpo WiwundhakamikCollector Of Long Ago
Shane TruskolaskiGischihan WoachejekHe Who Makes Light
2003 Vigils
J. AndersonPawallessin WdeeRich Of Heart
Chris ChangClamhattenmoaganFocused One
Bill Colli Jr.Gischenaxin TakachsinOrganized Leader
Michael DeniseWischixin PsakulinscheuActive Squirrel
Kathy DeniseTangetto Wiamochki NihillalatschikSmall One Among Giants
Frank EricksonPachtschuppeu AptonenSoft Spoken One
Bill FloodWikhetschik WuskiBuilder of Futures
Andrew KaoWuliechsin KichkinetWell Spoken Guide
Kevin TheraultWingolauchsik NagatamenCheerful Reliable One
Daniel WhiteMawenemen NinachtakHe Who Brings Together Brothers
2004 Vigils
Donald Burt Jr.Kikehuwet AnatschitonDoctor Who Cares
Daniel ColliWschimuin WoapalanneFlying Eagle
Joel HoLilchpin TakachsinDiligent Leader
Aaron KeeleyGlakelendam TakachsinExcited Leader
Victor LiMajawiechton NagatamenOrderly Reliable One
Norman PhillipsPapesu Epit AbtschilikhquiPatient One Who Is There Always
Jeremy WhiteKlamachpin TakachsinQuiet Leader
Chatman WongNechasin KichkinetWatchful Guide
2005 Vigils
Alexander ChienPakantschiechen AchowalogenAccomplished Hard Worker
Rico ChiuTgauchsin KlamachpinFriendly Quiet One
Jonathan ChoiWewingtonheet TgauchsinTalkative Good-Natured One
Chandler CordClamhattenmoagan PennauwelemanSteady Thoughtful One
Stanley KawamataWoapalanne TopalowilennoEagle Warrior
Benjamin LevyAmendchewagan Gawi AllohakasinTenacious Badger Who Instructs
Scott MorseMeteu Auwen SachgachtoonMedicine Man Who Cooks
Kevin PungMachque Auwen SachgachtoonBear Who Cooks
Robert ZerounAchgeketum Nachgohuman PohonasinTeacher Who Sings and Drums
2006 Vigils
Richard BrennerLachauweleman TakachsinConcerned Leader
Mark CorniukWulamallessin GentgeenHappy Dancer
Dustin DimasWulamallessin Achgiguwen TakachsinHappy Jocular Leader
Samuel SheppersonKichkinet WulantowagonGuide Who Has Good Spirits
2007 Vigils
Randy ChangTschitaneu Kalmachpin TakachsinStrong Quiet Leader
Barbara GundersonAnatschiton Achtu LiwamallsinCaring Antelope Who Heals
Cindy HunterWilawilihan AchgeketumGenerous Teacher
Erik PolyakGelackelendam Gunaquot LachpikinFunny Tall One Who Grows Fast
Kenton StutzWowoatammowino MeschatamenWise One Who Remembers
Raimo VahamakiLippoe Ahas Mikemossowagan AchsinWise Crow Who Works With Rocks
2008 Vigils
Alex NeddeGunaquot Lowulen WolanniallTall One Who Burns Feathers
Bradley ParkerGischitehen Klamachpin TakachsinDetermined Quiet Leader
Tina UrataGentgeen Siquon WoatawesDancing Spring Flower
Charley WilsonNimat Ahas MemhallamundBrother Crow Trader
2009 Vigils
Casey LarsonLilchpin Pennauweleman TakachsinDiligent Thoughtful Leader
Eric LiawKlamachpin ClamhattenmoaganQuiet Steady One
Larry LitchfordAmangi Wdee MachqueBig Hearted Bear
John LucasAchpamsin KikehuwetHiker Who Cures
Adam ObereinerGunaquot Allanque AjapeuTall Star Buck
Robert VarrelmannWowaotammowino GischelemanWiseman Who Creates
2010 Vigils
Austin AdamskiTgauchsin Gunammochk WitschindinFriendly Otter Who Assists
Daniel IshidaLilchpin Klamachpin GentgeenDiligent Quiet Dancer
Jim LoweeceyWuhhala Nachpikin ManachewaganHe Who Protects Nature and Cuts Wood
Kathi LucasMeteu Witawematpanni WuskelenapeMedicine Woman Who Aids Youth
Denise PungKichkinet Sachgachtoon DachiquamenGuide Who Cooks and Mends
James SkinnerGelackelendam Nagatamen TgauchsinFunny Reliable Friend
Rob ZerounAllohakasin Pohonasin NachgohumanOne Who Teaches To Drum and Sing
2011 Vigils
David AdamskiGelackelendam Wischiki KtemaqueFunny Busy Beaver
David DonnellyTakachsin Tangitti NihillalatschikLeader Of The Little People
Chris EnrightGlakelendam Wawulauchsin WulihanExcited Orderly One Who Does Good
Dan KrentPapesu Takachsin WitschindinPatient Leader Who Assists Others
Michael LowWitscheman Allogagan NutiketHelpful One Who Guards And Serves
Michael SearingKlamachpin Witscheman AchowalogenQuiet Helpful Hard Worker
2012 Vigils
Ali CharifMacheleman Leke AllogaganRespectful Loyal Servant
Timothy LequangKlamachpin Gischalo'genQuiet One Who Gets Things Done
Ross PfeiferChans Gachpees NiganitawanOlder Twin Brother Who Runs
Sean PfeiferChesimus Gachpees MingachsaYounger Twin Brother Who Improves
Alan BuscagliaLilchpin Wikhetschik GischihanDiligent Builder With Hands
Maria GuerraWilawilihan Gahowes WdallemunsGenerous Mother of Tame Beasts
Mark MontroseGanschiechsin Gewit NechochwenLoud Sleeper Who Travels
Eric WilhelmsenLeke Ganschilallogen MiechakanakLoyal Miracle Worker of Ashes