What is NOAC?
The National Order of the Arrow Conference is Scouting’s second largest national program event. The reason for its growing popularity can be attributed to the fact that it is planned and carried out by Arrowmen. Youth involvement ensures that the conference program will be exciting, relevant, and non-stop fun. As you promote the conference to your membership and plan the details for your council’s involvement in conference activities, keep in mind the many benefits that are likely to accrue for your lodge and its members.
Participants will return home with:
A deeper understanding of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Order of the Arrow Obligation, and what it means to “live” these words in one’s daily life.
A renewed spirit, pride, and enthusiasm for Scouting and the Order of the Arrow.
Ideas their lodge can use to better serve Scouting at the unit, district and council levels.
New programs, knowledge, and skills to improve lodge and chapter operations.
Enhanced leadership skills and a better understanding of how to carry out the work of the lodge. The latest information on outdoor and high-adventure programming, including how to successfully promote Boy Scout camping.
New friendships with fellow Arrowmen from throughout the nation.
Memories to last a lifetime!
NOAC is the National Order of The Arrow Conference. It is now held every 2 years on a college campus and is a great opportunity for Arrowmen to celebrate everything that the Order of the Arrow has to offer, including high adventure, ceremonies, and AIA. The conference is a great opportunity to learn how to bring back the best to our lodge as well as make friends from across the nation. It is not often that you are able to attend a gathering of this magnitude and it is an experience you will not want to miss!
Where is it being held?
The 2020 NOAC will be held at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan.
Why should I go?
There are many opportunities to learn about the Order of the Arrow as well as opportunities to compete in ceremonies, AIA, and activities on behalf of our lodge.
How do I register?
Registration will be primarily on a first come, first served basis (upon application approval). As it stands right now we reserved 30 spots. While some spots are dedicated to adult participation, the majority are reserved for the youth members of our lodge. You must be a current member of our lodge to be considered for one of the spots (youth or adult). If the demand is high enough we can look into getting more spots later, just know that this will shorten the length of time that you have to make payments (all prior payments will have to be made at the time of such registration). In order to be considered for one of the slots, you will need to submit the application form. If you are interested in attending we will need a $300 down payment by October 25th. This will secure your spot and allow us to register you for the conference. This is a non-refundable deposit.
How much does it cost?
This year the conference will cost a total of $1400 per person. However, fundraising opportunities will be available.
The Payment Schedule is as follows:
October 25th $300 non-refundable deposit
December 13th $300
February 13th $300
April 13th $300
June 13th $200*
*This may change based upon how much fundraising is done
Can I cancel my registration?
You may cancel your registration if you send written notification of the cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 1, 2020. After the lodge processes your cancellation, you will receive a refund of all funds paid toward the $1400 registration, with the exception of the $300 non-refundable deposit. Any additional purchases made by a participant in connection with the NOAC trip (such as t-shirts, patches, hats, etc.) will NOT be refunded, but you will receive such items after they are made available to the NOAC participants. There will be no refunds for any cancellations received after June 1, 2020.
Financial situations that may hinder payments should be brought to the attention of the Contingent Leadership ASAP!
Failure to meet payment deadlines may result in the forfeit of your Contingent spot to another Arrowman.
The price of the conference may vary. The trip details have not yet been finalized. As soon as a final price is set, it will be broadcasted to the contingent members. We do not expect it to increase, but a scout is prepared!
Arrowmen may opt to staff the conference for a reduced price. Please email for more info.
Contingent members are required to attend ALL contingent meetings. Exceptions may be made depending on circumstance.
Refunds are not guaranteed. Cancellations should be made aware to the contingent leadership far ahead of time.
Do you have any questions about the National Order of the Arrow Conference?
Don't hesitate to contact us!
Youth Contingent Leader:
Adult Contingent Adviser: