May the fours be with you!
By Brandon Kelly
A single spark can light a fire, earn a patch or make one a champion. By “high fouring” people with your Spark devices and going to activities and trainings, you can complete the five requirements and finish the first of two tiers of the Conference Challenge. This can make you a Conference Champion, earning you a special prize.
“I greatly enjoyed my last two NOACs because I took advantage of the trainings and activities that are offered,” 2013 National Chief Matt Brown stated. “A Conference Champion is someone who takes full advantage of what NOAC has to offer.”
At orientation, you checked in at the Orientation Spark Touchpoint – the first requirement. Now you just have to high four your way to finishing four more. Keep your eyes peeled for the Spark Touchpoints when you visit the Goodman Edson Observatory (GEO), Lodge Legacy Display at The Hub and “The Experience” at Adventure Central.
While learning “The Secret to Ruling the World” at the Signature Training Session, Innovation Engine and Cell Training, you can continue to earn virtual Spark patches and kindle your skills as you search for the final Spark Touchpoints on your quest to becoming a champion!
Check your progress at any Spark station by plugging your Spark into the USB port of a computer. After you complete the Conference Champion requirements, you will earn a virtual Spark patch. Show this patch to your contingent leader to receive a special prize.
Anyone can become a Conference Champion but only youth can progress to the second tier and complete the Region Chief Challenge. This can be done by participating in the MSU Service Project or in OAWarrior in addition to checking in at the Centennial Fire and the Night of Champions or the National Inductions Leadership Forum. Complete these requirements to earn another special prize!