The Golden Trowel Award is the highest award an individual Lodge can bestow upon one of its members. A Lodge has the ability to formally recognize a Brother's unselfishly giving his service to
Masonic principles in general or to his Lodge.
This award in not awarded by the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M., although the concept originated there. It is not mandatory that the award be given at all but given to a Brother who has
demonstrated his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of personal recognition or any special honors.
He furthers the principles of Freemasonry by “spreading the cement of brotherly love and affection that unites Masonry into one sacred band or society of friends and brothers…”