2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)
Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2020!
Sign up now for the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). The 2020 conference will be held August 3-8, 2020 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
NOAC is the largest gathering of Arrowmen. During your time at NOAC you will have the chance to meet over 8,000 other Arrowmen from across the country.
You will be able to play dodge ball, capture the flag and numerous other games. PLUS - if you don't like to cook, this is the trip for you! All the meals are prepared for you in Michigan State's cafeteria. You will be staying in the dorm rooms on campus.
There are ceremony and dance team competitions. There is an awesome Order of the Arrow Trading Post and NOAC hosts the second biggest patch trading event (first being the National Jamboree). There are exhibitors with the latest in camping and outdoor equipment and High Adventure trip planning that you can go on. Interested in the history of Order of the Arrow? See it in the Museum of the Order of the Arrow and Scouting History.
NOAC not only has lots of fun opportunities but it's educational too! You will attend classes to improve your leadership skills that you can bring back to your unit and Lodge or learn what it's like to be a Lodge Chief.
Other classes include OATR training, helping the Boys in Blue, Webelos to Scouts,BSA crossover, conducting a Vigil Callout ceremony and many more.
The NOAC committee has instituted a 1:1 youth to adult ratio for the 2020 event.
At this time, we are registering youth on a first come, first accepted basis. Each youth expressing interest in attending NOAC must make a $100 deposit at time of registration.
For adults, we are also registering on a first come basis. Each adult must also make a $100 deposit. If we do not have the 1:1 adult / youth ratio, we will refund deposits to the last adults registered. However, if you refer a youth to NOAC, you are guaranteed a place in the contingent. Make sure they put your name down in the “referred by” text box on their registration.
The cost to attend the 2020 NOAC is approximately $800. Final costs will be announced February 1st 2020. The cost to attend NOAC includes registration fees, transportation to and from Michigan State University, room, meals, swag (tee shirts, patches etc.)
Sign up now to get your youth spot reserved!