PURPOSE OF THE SOCIETY

The Goodman Society was created in 1990 to honor and perpetuate the memory of the Founder of the Order of the Arrow, Dr. E. Urner Goodman. He was a visionary Scouting professional, under whose leadership the Cub Scout, Exploring and Air Scout programs were founded, the Schiff and Philmont training centers were opened, and Wood Badge program was introduced to the U.S. to name but a few of his accomplishments.

E. Urner Goodman’s service and devotion to youth and Boy Scouts of America cannot be understated. He had a lifelong enthusiasm for the aims of Scouting, an appreciation for the possibilities of youth-lead and adult supported program, and an understanding of a life enriched through leadership in service.

This is the legacy of the Order of the Arrow he entrusted to future generations of Arrowmen.

The Goodman Society will sustain those ideals and programs which E. Urner Goodman knew to be vital to the success and growth of the Boy Scouts of American and the Order of the Arrow. The Society will also ensure that the OA has adequate financial resources to meet its program, service, and leadership development objectives.


MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY

Membership in the Goodman Society is available to all Arrowmen, former or current, who desire to be a part of a national fellowship to perpetuate the ideals and mission of the Order of the Arrow.

Membership is extended to those who make a one-time unrestricted gift of $10,000.00 or more or include the national OA endowment in their estate planning with a gift of at least $10,000.00

After having included your local council in your estate planning, consider becoming a member of the Goodman Society. Planned gifts to the Goodman Society can be through any of the following:

• Charitable bequests in a will or codicil.
• Charitable trusts, such as unitrusts, annuity trusts, and lead trusts. • Life insurance / retirement plan designations.


CATAWBA LODGE RECIPIENTS

GUS AND GEARY MANDRAPILIAS - 2015

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