Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NOAC

2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)

WHAT IS IT

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. 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!

WHO CAN ATTEND

From the National OA website: "Due to expected high interest coupled with capacity constraints at Indiana University, we will be instituting a quota for the 2018 NOAC and enforcing a 3:1 youth to adult ratio. Each council, regardless of current lodge membership, will receive slots for ten delegates. Additional delegates will be assigned as a percentage of your lodge membership as reported on your most recent charter renewal application."

Muscogee Lodge has been guaranteed 16 youth slots and 5 adult slots, we have requested more youth and adult slots. We will not find out about additional slots until 16 January 2018.

The Lodge will focus on competing in Indian Affairs events and training new Lodge members in Leadership Development classes at NOAC. Lodge Leadership will select both youth and adults that best fit those areas from those who have indicated a desire to attend by registering on BlackPug.

More information about the 2018 NOAC will be posted soon, so stay tuned!

WHEN IS IT

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. 

WHAT DOES IT COST

The NOAC fee is expected to be $700.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Muscogee Lodge registration: SIGN UP FOR NOAC 2018 HERE

NOAC 2018 site:MORE NOAC 2018 INFORMATION HERE