To help you prepare for this centennial experience like no other, we ask that you familiarize yourself with these documents and complete each of the action items below. This will help ensure a smooth and enjoyable arrival and check-in at the 2015 NOAC.
- Input your travel itinerary via the “travel” tab in the registration portal as soon as possible. Please update this information if your plans change.
- Upon arriving on campus, all staff should check in at Kellogg 103/104. Airport shuttles will take staff directly to Kellogg.
- If you are arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Country Airport (DTW) or Capital Region International Airport in Lansing (LAN) and have requested NOAC shuttle services, download the instructions from the “travel resources” tab. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any NOAC transportation questions you may have.
- If you are arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Country Airport (DTW) Airport, find your arrival and check in instructions here. Follow these instructions on your arrival date for a smooth and enjoyable check in experience.
- If you are arriving at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing (LAN), find your arrival and check in instructions here. Follow these instructions on your arrival date for a smooth and enjoyable check-in experience.
- If you are arriving at conference via personal transportation, find your arrival and check in instructions here. Follow these instructions on your arrival date for a smooth and enjoyable check-in experience.
- Plan to arrive on your scheduled arrival date as stated in the registration system. No early arrivals will be accommodated. If a staff member arrives early, they will be directed to a hotel to try to find a room at their own expense.
- If you are an adult housed off campus, be prepared to pay hotel housing fees at the conference during check in at the Kellogg Center. The hotel fees can be paid with check, cash or credit card.
- If you are housed off campus and will be driving to campus daily, familiarize yourself with important parking information: Staff driving to the MSU campus daily will be issued a special parking placard at check in. The placard will be assigned to the vehicle, parking location and driver. This needs to be displayed at all times while your vehicle is parked in the designated commuter staff lot: Church Lot west of Harrison Road. This is the only designated lot for staff parking. On Saturday evening at each offsite hotel, we will conduct a short meeting to make sure everyone has transportation, understands how the food service will work, where to park, hotel amenities, etc. Your hotel meeting time will be given to you when you check in.
- Review the National Conference Internal Safety Update at this link and read safety tips regarding the following: contacting National Conference Internal Security, securing personal possessions and rooms, using the buddy system, traveling safely around conference, obeying curfews, avoiding weather hazards, obeying Breslin Center/NOAC Shows regulations, locating lost and found items, smoking, roller skating and parking.
- Be prepared by packing the following items:
- Official Scout uniform, e.g., Scout shirt, Scout shorts and/or pants, Scout belt, and Scout socks
- Activity uniform, e.g., Scout shorts and/or pants and either the NOAC staff polo/shirt—which will be given to you upon arrival—or other Scouting shirts
- Towel (Please note that towels provided in residence halls are not to be taken from the halls.)
- Personal water bottle
- Toiletries, e.g., toothbrush/paste, deodorant, shaving kit, and soap
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Small, portable fan
- Staff roommate pairing and staff housing assignments are not available in the registration system at this point. The housing staff are currently in the process of making housing assignments and optimizing roommate pairings based on staff requests. This information will be available at check in.
- Plan to support the National OA Endowment, which provides funding for our OA high adventure programs, scholarships, service grants, and many other special OA programs, at the Legacy Center at the NOAC Endowment Trading Post. The Endowment Team has some limited quantity, unique items available for donors. NOAC staff will have a chance to explore Endowment items early when the Trading Post opens. Members of the Goodman Society and Legacy Fellows will be granted access an hour earlier than other staff members. If you are a James E. West Fellow and have not yet become a Legacy Fellow, make sure to stop by for a special gift.
- Familiarize yourself with important Centennial Celebrations updates, including information about the Centennial Gala and Centurion Award distribution.