From August 3-8, 2015, Order of the Arrow members from around the country will have the unique opportunity to gather together at Michigan State University and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow at the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). Over 10,000 Arrowmen will come together to celebrate the best that the OA has to offer. This six-day adventure is unlike any other event in Scouting, and is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

A typical NOAC day covers all aspects of the OA. In the morning, you can pick your choice of world-class training sessions covering topics from leadership, to Native American crafts, to high adventure skills, and more. The afternoon brings a wide range of sports, competitions, exhibitions, and special events. After dinner, you’ll attend an outstanding evening show. After the show, there are open activities, patch trading, and time to hang out with and meet new friends from across the nation. Finally, after heading to bed to get some sleep you’ll be prepared to do it all again the next day!

Check out the NOAC 2012 Memories page to take a look at the events and activities members enjoyed at our last national conference.

This conference will be a unique experience in the Order’s history. In 2015, NOAC will be packed with special, once in a lifetime events celebrating the Order’s 100 years of service. In addition, Arrowmen attending the 2015 conference will receive a special edition red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those Arrowmen present at NOAC 2015 will receive them.

NOAC is a great opportunity to learn more about the OA and Scouting (and maybe just a little more about yourself), to get to know other members of your lodge, and make new friends from around the country. Join the Order’s best and brightest for a six-day adventure of fun, excitement, and memories at Michigan State University!

The NOAC 2015 conference fee is $475. Contact your lodge chief or adviser to reserve your spot today! Contingent registration begins in August 2014.

No Day Passes

Unfortunately, due to logistical challenges presented by the significant registration turn-out as well as university requirements, day passes to visit the National Order of the Arrow Conference will not be available. Scouts and Scouters who wish to experience NOAC will have to do so as a registered member of a contingent, staff member or official invited guest. Only those individuals who display the proper credentials will be allowed to participate in program area activities, training, arena Shows and exhibits.

If you cannot attend NOAC as a registered member of contingent or staff member, we recommend participating in other planned programs to commemorate the centennial including ArrowTour and our national service project in the autumn of 2015. Don’t forget to participate in any local lodge and section events as well.

Last revised on October 27, 2014