2002 NOAC Organizational Structure
National Conference Committee
National Conference Functioning Committees
The National Order of the Arrow Conference is planned
and produced by a National Conference Committee, consisting
of section chiefs from across the country and members of the
National Order of the Arrow Committee. A National Planning
Meeting, held in December prior to the conference, is used to
select a theme and begin development of the conference program.
The section chiefs elect a national chief, vice chief, four
region chiefs, and conference vice chiefs to develop and deliver
their program plans. Members of the National Order of the Arrow
Committee will host and provide overall guidance and leadership
for the conference.
Veteran Arrowmen from around the nation make up the
National Order of the Arrow Committee and bring to the NOAC
not only extensive Order of the Arrow and Scouting experience,
but years of experience in staging and administrating past NOACs.
A Vice-Chairman of the National Order of the Arrow Committee
serves as Conference Program Chairman. He appoints lead advisers
and supports the national chief and vice chief in managing and
producing the conference. The Order of the Arrow Director
is the Conference Staff Adviser and holds the professional
accountability for the conference. Other members of the
national committee serve as a Program Facilities Coordinator, or
on the various functioning committees,
helping to guide the development of specific areas of the
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The 2002 National Conference is organized into twelve functioning
committees. Program committees are led by a Conference Vice
Chief, with other section chiefs serving on the committee.
A member of the National Order of the Arrow Committee serves
as Lead Adviser to each committee. The committees recruit
additional youth and adult staff, as necessary, to carry out
their conference responsibilities. Specific committees and their
areas of responsibility are outlined below:
|American Indian Events
Responsible for conducting the many and varied
American Indian programs, including pageants, dance,
singing and attire competitions, the American Indian
|Camping and High Adventure
Responsible for all camping exhibits, high-adventure
activities and for the development, construction and
operation of all outdoor/camping skills areas.
Oversees all community relations, hometown news,
media contacts, VIP relations, information booths,
radio station, and
the NOAC web site. Publishes the daily conference newsletter.
|Competitions and Recreation
Responsible for staging a variety of activities, including:
athletic competition, recreation, displays,
band and chorus.
Responsible for oversight of daily financial and
business operations of the conference. Responsible to
the conference director for fiscal operations.
Responsible for developing and providing leadership to
the Founder's Day festival held on Wednesday of the
|Inductions and Ceremonial Events
A committee organized to help lodges improve
the quality of their OA ceremonies (Ordeal, Brotherhood
& Vigil). This includes staging techniques,
presentation, memorization, and American Indian attire.
|Leadership Development (Training)
Responsible for developing and conducting more than
125 OA training programs and educational opportunities for
both youth and adult participants.
Responsible for the development, production and staging
of the opening show, recognition show, theme show, and
other conference-wide productions of this kind.
Responsible for all special events and activities at
the conference including programs for selected
conference participants, Very Important Arrowmen
(VIA) meals, religious services, Distinguished
Service Award and professional Scouter dinners,
meetings with national officers and committeemen,
OA museum, etc.
The support arm of the conference, providing for a
variety of services that make the conference operate
smoothly, including equipment and materials, service lodge,
transportation, recognition and awards, security, health
and safety, print shop, etc.
Staffing and operation of the conference trading post.
Oversees the Indian trading post at the conference.
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