Next Stop: NOAC 2012 Blog
The NESA@NOAC committee is preparing for an exciting program for the 8,000 Arrowmen who will be attending NOAC 2012! Some of the cool activities include NESA related trainings including becoming an Eagle Scout.
Does your lodge have a story? Does your lodge conduct service at your local camp? Does your lodge hold fellowship weekends? Does your lodge have a scrapbook or compiled record? Answer: of course you do! So why not tell it! Enter the Lodge Display Competition at NOAC 2012 and share your lodge history!
Does your lodge have a story? Does your lodge conduct service at your local camp? Does your lodge hold fellowship weekends? Does your lodge have a scrapbook or compiled record? Answer: of course you do! So why not tell it! Enter the Lodge Display Competition at NOAC 2012 and share your lodge history!.
The deadline to participate in the NOAC 2012 Film Festival has been extended to April 30. Enter the contest today with Arrowmen from your chapter, lodge, and section. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.
The NOAC 2012 Trading Post is open for business! Get your patches, hats, t-shirts, and other NOAC 2012 memorabilia today! Arrowmen may pre-order online at www.tradingpost.oa-bsa.org. New items have been added since the trading post was launched in February.
August 3 is Founder’s Day at NOAC 2012!
Posted by Frank Gamez, CVC of Founder's Day - February 26, 2012
The last full day of NOAC 2012 is Founder’s Day where the Order pays tribute to Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Caroll A. Edson, who founded the organization on July 16, 1915, at Treasure Island Scout Camp. Dr. Goodman once said, "The Order of the Arrow is a thing of the spirit rather than of mechanics." And Founder's Day reflects that vision. After a week of training, fellowship, and fun – the theme "United, We Leave a Legacy" continues on the final day of NOAC: Founder’s Day! continued
Celebrating 100 years of the Eagle Scout Award
Posted by Ethan Fowler, CVC of NESA at NOAC, February 25, 2012
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award this summer at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference. The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is partnering with the Order to provide NESA themed programs including training sessions, leadership symposiums, and Eagle Scout Gatherings. continued
NESA will host training sessions at NOAC 2012
Posted by Ethan Fowler, CVC of NESA at NOAC, February 24, 2012
Training at NOAC 2012 will be provided by many of the program planning committees focusing on leadership, communications, OA Ceremonies, the Inductions process, high adventure and many other topics that you will be able to attend. The NESA at NOAC committee will be providing special training opportunities as a part of the 100th anniversary celebration. continued
Getting to NOAC 2012
Posted by National Promotions Team, February 23, 2012
Have you made your reservations to attend NOAC 2012? There are two ways to get there. You can attend with your lodge or join the NOAC 2012 staff. 8,000 Arrowmen are expected to arrive at Michigan State University on July 30, 2012, and you will not want to miss out on the opportunity. continued
Open for Business – Trading Post is Accepting Pre-Orders
Posted by NOAC Trading Post Team, February 22, 2012
NOAC 2012 pre-orders are now being accepted at the OA Online Trading Post so get your order in today! The online trading post has over 10 new items that are now available for pre-order including the NOAC 2012 patch and back patch, baseball cap, belt buckle, hat pin, hiking staff medallion, decal, neckerchief slide, bolo tie, and T-shirt. continued
ARC will host lodge competitions, recreation, and the Grand Hodag
Posted by Taylor Blanc, CVC of Activities and Recreation, February 21, 2012
Looking for the fun you can have at NOAC 2012? Look no further as the Activities and Recreation Committee (ARC) is planning entertaining and competitive activities for you and your lodge. From dodge ball to basketball, ping pong to golf, the ARC committee at NOAC will make sure that you have the time of your life at MSU. The ARC committee is split into 4 areas, Activities, Recreation, Competitions, and the Grand Hodag. continued
NOAC 2012 Trading Post Update
Posted by NOAC Trading Post Team- January 23, 2012
If you have not visited the online OA Trading Post, tradingpost.oa-bsa.org, recently, you definitely should. With the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) approaching quickly, NOAC 2012 items will be posted soon. Beginning mid-February, some of the unique items will be highlighted on the website and in future issues of “News You Can Use.” continued
Ready. Set. Action! NOAC 2012 Film Fest
Posted by National Promotions Team - January 22, 2012
Live on the set! Quiet everyone. Ready. Set. Action! United, we leave a legacy is the theme of the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference and the National Promotions Team is looking for chapters, lodges, and sections to submit what the theme means to them while promoting NOAC 2012. continued
NOAC Training to Inspire!
Posted by NOAC Training Committee - January 22, 2012
The NOAC Training committee is excited to bring you an unparalleled training experience this summer at Michigan State University! The nation's best trainers will bring you top-notch classes that can only be experienced at NOAC. They will fuel your knowledge, excitement, and drive for our Order. With courses in Outdoor Adventure to ceremonies and evaluations, Leadership Summits to national level communications, there is something for everyone! Imagine conclave training on steroids, and you have this year's NOAC Training Experience! continued
Become a NOAC 2012 Lodge Road Warrior
Posted by National Promotions Team - January 20, 2012
Become a NOAC 2012 Road Warrior Lodge today and help build your lodge’s contingent. Lodges who meet the following requirements will be recognized as a NOAC 2012 Road Warrior Lodge at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference. continued
Meet the NOAC 2012 Planning Committee Leadership
Posted by National Promotions Team - January 19, 2012
From December 27-30, 2011, section chiefs, members of the national Order of the Arrow committee and key volunteers gathered in Dallas, Texas, for the 2011 National Order of the Arrow Planning Meeting to begin planning for NOAC 2012. Section chiefs gathered on the first evening for the national chief and vice chief elections. John Rehm was elected the 2012 national chief and Preston Marquis was elected the 2012 national vice chief. Both John and Preston will oversee the planning for NOAC 2012. continued
Conference Life at NOAC 2012
Posted by National Promotions Team- January 18, 2012
When the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) begins on July 30th, 8,000 Arrowmen will descend on Michigan State University (MSU). Beginning at the national planning meeting and continuing over the next months, the Spartan Hospitality Group at MSU will work with the NOAC planning committee to ensure the needs of all guests will be met. From housing to food to getting around, MSU and the planning committee have you covered. Now, let’s get a run-down of what to expect on site. continued
NESA to celebrate 100th year of the Eagle Scout Award
Posted by Jonathan Hillis, 2011 National Chief - January 17, 2012
Ever heard of Arthur Eldred? In August of 1912, almost exactly one hundred years before our upcoming NOAC, he earned the very first Eagle badge. He was so ahead of the curve that he didn’t receive the actual badge until a month later, because the medals hadn’t even been produced yet. continued
Adventure and World Records Headed to NOAC 2012
Posted by National Promotions Team- January 16, 2012
Until now, you’ve heard a lot about all of the cool things that have happened at NOAC’s past: shows, kazoos, dodge ball, and a ton of other exciting activities. Well, we are now excited to tell you about all of the cool things that the section chiefs have been planning for this time around! NOAC gets bigger and better every conference, and 2012 is no different. Over the next few months, each of the committees will share more of their plans on the NOAC Blog at event.oa-bsa.org. But, until then, we thought you would like to know about a few of the new plans. In this issue, learn about scientific breakthrough with Outdoor Adventures, NESA@NOAC, and the world’s largest water gun fight. continued
Corps to gather for special training at NOAC 2012
Posted by Jack O'Neill, 2009 National Chief - December 4, 2011
The Order of the Arrow is recruiting 700 youth Arrowmen to serve on the Project 2013 Corps at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree which includes the Jamboree OA Trek Guides, the OA Service Corps, and the Day of Service OA Crew Leaders. continued
267 Days Until NOAC
Posted by the National Promotions Team - November 6, 2011
267. That is the number of days until the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference. Now is the time to make your plans to attend with 8,000 other Arrowmen at Michigan State University. This fall, lodges are building a contingent to travel to the 2012 national OA conference which will be full of cool activities, awesome evening shows, training, and fellowship. continued
How to Use the NOAC Road Kit
Posted by: Kevin M., National Promotions Team - October 30, 2011
Have you been tasked with promoting the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference for your lodge? NOAC is a huge event and you may feel a bit overwhelmed and not know where to start your promotions journey. Not to fear, the national promotions team has compiled a NOAC Road Kitto help guide your way on the road to NOAC promotions. continued
Posted by: Kevin M., National Promotions Team - October 23, 2011
As the countdown to the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University begins you may be asking yourself why should I go? What is there for me at NOAC? Worry not here are some of the top reasons you should make the trip to Michigan State University for NOAC 2012! continued
Getting to NOAC
Posted by National Promotions Team - August 25, 2011
Trains. Planes. Helicopters. Buses. Cars. Bicycles. Hiking. All ways you can get to NOAC 2012! Some ways are better than others, that is for sure. This fall, each Order of the Arrow lodge will be recruiting Arrowmen to join their contingent for the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference. Lodges will provide youth and adult leadership to the contingent while en route and at the conference. continued
Like. Tweet. View.
Posted by National Promotions Team - August 25, 2011
Are you ready for NOAC 2012? Are your bags packed yet? It is going to be exciting. In just 11 months, 8,000 Arrowmen will converge in East Lansing, Michigan for the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference. Social media will play a big role in communicating to Arrowmen about NOAC 2012 and will also offer an exchange of ideas leading up to the big event. continued
Next Stop: NOAC 2012!
Posted by National Promotions Team - August 25, 2011
Next Stop: NOAC 2012! Here we go. It is time to begin planning your trip to the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Pack your bags, grab your buddies and get ready for the biggest event in the Order. From July 30 through August 4th, 2012 more than 8,000 Arrowmen from across the country and around the world will gather at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. continued