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National Order of the Arrow Conference

"Step Up, Step Forward"


What is NOAC?

The National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC, is a weeklong gathering of members of the Order of the Arrow, typically held every other year in early August on a college campus. In 2020, NOAC will be August 3-8, 2020, at Michigan State University. Over 8,000 Arrowmen from all 50 states attend NOAC, making it the second-largest event in Scouting. NOAC consists of both training and fellowship and is the pinnacle of events in the Order of the Arrow.

Location:  Michigan State University

Date:  August 3-8, 2020

Fees:  $1500 per contingent member. The fee includes airfare, NOAC conference, lodging, goodie bag, bus, van, hotel(1 night), and meals while traveling.

Deposit- $100 due to reserve a spot.

Why should I go?

NOAC offers a plethora of activities and program for delegates, including but not limited to:

Activities, Recreation, and Competitions

Similar to a Section Conclave, every day at NOAC is stocked full of activities. From scuba diving to escape rooms to meet-and-greets, there is truly something for everyone. Every afternoon at NOAC, a large variety of competitions are held around campus. From volleyball to swimming to running, grab a team (or yourself) and come compete!


NOAC offers every training opportunity from how to run a fellowship to sustainability to empowering a team, and more! Training takes place in the morning all across campus, with some specialized tracks. Don’t forget to sign up when program registration opens up on April 1!


On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evening, the entire conference gathers for the evening show. The shows have many elements and themes, with presentations of awards and speeches as well. It is always a fun time for all!

Inductions Ceremonial Events

Polestar, a new national inductions training initiative, will debut at NOAC 2020. Sections will send a trio of delegates (2 youth, 1 adviser) to participate in the two-day training, aimed at improving lodge inductions. Additionally, many other ICE training and activities will be offered throughout the week!

Conference Festival

On Friday, the entire conference will gather at Adventure Central for a day of fun, food, and fellowship! Lodges will set up tents where they showcase what their lodge does best. It is a spectacle you will not want to miss!

Patch Trading

Have patches? Bring them to NOAC! There is a building at the conference exclusively dedicated to trading patches. Lodge Flaps, CSP’s, Conclave Patches, you name it!

And More!

Also at NOAC, you will get to meet and interact with Arrowmen from around the country, all while experiencing one of the best events in Scouting! There truly is something for everyone at the National Order of the Arrow Conference!

NOAC  Website:

Questions please contact:

Gary Hnydowitz 602-469-0824

Dave Rak-Kinonen 602-579-7500

When & Where
Michigan State University
Monday 08-03-2020 7:00 AM MT to
Saturday 08-08-2020 8:00 PM MT
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