Next Stop: NOAC 2012 Blog

Five reasons you should make NOAC 2012 your next stop!
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!

1. Meet Arrowmen from around the nation and the world.

NOAC is a great chance to meet Arrowmen from across the country and abroad. Making new friends and catching up with old ones is a great tradition at NOAC. You can meet the 2012 national officers at a Meet the Man session and there is no doubt that when you head home from Michigan State University you will have met many new friends that will last a lifetime.

2. Learn about the latest in the Order, leadership, high adventure and more!

Want to learn about how to best way manage your chapter? Interested in learning American Indian dance? Then the training at NOAC is for you. Sessions at NOAC are taught by the best trainers in the Order and will provide the latest information and best practices to help you be successful.

3. Watch the best shows in Scouting!

Four evenings of the conference will feature an arena show produced by the NOAC Shows Committee. Imagine walking into an arena filled with eight thousand of your fellow brothers, the sight may just take your breath away. The four shows will include the opening show, the history and recognitions show, the American Indian show, and the closing show. The evening shows are not to be missed.

4. Experience what is new to you.

Have you ever tried SCUBA diving? How about mountain boarding? If you want to try these activities and more The Outdoor Adventure Place (TOAP) at NOAC has you covered. TOAP is a place for Arrowmen to experience new activities that you may not be able to do at home, while under the supervision of trained individuals. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the three BSA high adventure bases and talk with the staff who will be there to show off their skills.

5. The next NOAC is not until 2015. NOAC Doesn't Happen Everyday

After NOAC 2012 there won't be another national conference until the 100th anniversary of the Order in 2015! Don't miss out on NOAC 2012! NOACs are a highlight to any Arrowman's experience in the Order. Getting to spend a week with 8,000 Arrowmen is unforgettable. Your chance to attend is now!

Are you ready for NOAC 2012? To register, talk to your lodge chief, adviser or staff adviser and sign up for this memorable event before it's too late! Arrowmen may only attend the conference with the lodge contingent or staffing a NOAC committee.

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Revised 10/23/2011