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!
DATES AND LOCATION
The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference will begin with dinner on Monday, July 30 and end after breakfast on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The Aal-Pa-Tah Contingent will depart from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) early in the morning on July 28th, 2018. We will return late August 5th.
Contingent members - click here for the trip guide distributed at our May 20th meeting. This includes all of the up-to-date information around the trip.
FEES AND DEADLINES (UPDATED 1/17/18)
September 23rd, 2017 - Contingent Application due (see below)
September 24th, 2017 - Contingent Members selected, notified
September 28th, 2017 - FIRST $100 deposit due
October 23rd, 2017 - $100 deposit due
November 23rd, 2017 - $100 deposit due
January 23rd, 2018 - Deadline to claim additional spots
January 23rd, 2018 - $200 deposit due
February 23rd, 2018 - $200 deposit due
March 23rd, 2018 - $200 deposit due
April 24th, 2018 - $225 deposit due
May 31st, 2018 - NOAC Registration CLOSES - National Charges Spots
June 22nd, 2018 - Deadline to pre-order patch sets
July 1st, 2018 - Deadline to submit outstanding payments.
TOTAL FEE: $1,125.00
Health forms due: May 20th, 2018
First contingent meeting (w/ parents): May 20th, 2018
Stay tuned to this page for updates and announcements related to NOAC.
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NOAC 2018 Teaser
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.
The NOAC 2018 Contingent Application has closed. Stay tuned to this page for more updates!
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: