Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Carl M. Marchetti
In recognition of his many years of outstanding service, Carl M. Marchetti received the Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 National Order of the Arrow Conference.
The Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award was created by the National Order of the Arrow Committee in June 2002 to recognize the Order’s second generation “Founders” – Scouters who have built an enduring legacy to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow through a lifetime of cheerful service to others. The award is intended to recognize only those extraordinary Arrowmen who have deeply influenced and significantly contributed to the vision, direction, and growth of the Order of the Arrow, faithfully demonstrated a lifetime of servant leadership, and, through their daily example, illuminated and reinforced the significant values found in the Scout Oath and Law.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is an award that Dr. Marchetti richly deserves. He has been a life-long Scouter and his service and involvement spans all aspects of Scouting. Locally, Carl Marchetti served as Na Tsi Hi lodge adviser and Monmouth Council president. Carl Marchetti was elected to become a member of the Order of the Arrow in 1949. In 1962, he became the youngest member of the National Order of the Arrow Committee. Dr. Marchetti was Chairman of the National OA Committee from 1984 to 1993. Of his years on the committee he said, “In the beginning, I was a fish out of water. I was literally surrounded by a group of old men, all of whom were famous, all of whom were bowed to, practically.” But he was welcomed to the committee, and soon played a major role in turning the Order of the Arrow into what it is today. Clearly, Dr. Marchetti’s service as our National Chairman for almost a decade shows his dedication to the Order and service to others. He has deeply influenced the Order with his clear vision. He has truly been a servant leader.