Tuesday, November 12, 2019

National Order of the Arrow Conference

Michigan State University

August 3-8, 2020

NOAC 2020 is coming!

We are happy to announce the opening of registration for NOAC 2020 starting October 2019.

Please read the announcement below concerning quotas for youth and adults.

Due to limited quotas, get your youth registration done or adult interest recorded at the registration site below.

NOAC 2020 Quick Info


What:  NOAC 2020
National Order of the Arrow Conference

Where: Michigan State Univerity

Bloomington Indiana

When:  August 3 to August 8, 2020



Youth Chairs

    Tyler Doering tyler_doering@msn.com

    Tyler Solheim t.solheim2018@gmail.com


Contingent Leaders

    Doug Farmer  farmer.doug@comcast.net

    Steve Olson    scouter.t733@gmail.com


Scholarship Application



NOAC 2018


Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2020!

 Sign up now for the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC).  The 2020 conference will be held August 3 to Aug 8th, 2020 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

NOAC is the largest gathering of Arrowmen. During your time at NOAC you will have the chance to meet over 8,000 other Arrowmen from across the Nation.

You will be able to play dodge ball, capture the flag and numerous other games. PLUS - if you don't like to cook, this is the trip for you! All the meals are prepared for you in the college cafeteria. You will be staying in the dorm rooms on campus.

There are ceremony and dance team competitions. There is an awesome OA Trading Post and NOAC hosts the second biggest patch trading event (first being the National Jamboree). There are exhibitors with the latest in camping and outdoor equipment and High Adventure trip planning that you can go on. Interested in the history of OA? See it in the Museum of OA and Scouting History.

NOAC not only has lots of fun opportunities but it's educational too! You will attend classes to improve your leadership skills that you can bring back to your unit and Lodge or learn what it's like to be a Lodge Chief.

Other classes include OATR training, helping the Boys in Blue, Webelos to Boy Scout crossover, conducting a Vigil Callout ceremony and many more.

Due to expected high interest coupled with capacity constraints at Indiana University, the NOAC committee has instituted a quota for the 2020 conference and is enforcing a 2:1 youth to adult ratio. Each council, regardless of current lodge membership, receives slots for ten delegates.

This may be increased in January if other lodges do not use their full quota and we can ask for more. However, the 2:1 ratio will not change.

At this time, we are registering youth on a first come, first accepted basis. Each youth expressing interest in attending NOAC must make a $100 deposit at time of registration. 

For adults, we are only collecting names of interested OA members. Once we have final quotas in January, the youth NOAC committee will finalized and execute a selection process. There is no need to lobby any youth members for consideration.

The cost to attend NOAC is approximately $800. Final costs will be announced February 1st 2020. The cost to attend NOAC includes registration fees, transportation to and from Michigan State University, room, meals, swag (tee shirts, patches etc.)

Sign up now to get your youth spot reserved!

Here is a link to the national web page 



What happens at NOAC?

  • Training in leadership skills
  • Native American Dance Competition
  • Sports of all types
  • Outdoor skills
  • Fun, Fun, Fun
  • Stage Shows
  • Free Stuff
  • Food
  • (As much as you want)
  • Fellowship
  • The Grand HoDag
  •  (a county fair, carnival and circus, all in one)
  • Did we say Free Stuff!

Past NOAC Memories


Check out pictures and videos from the latest NOAC in 2009 at Indiana University:

Check out the fun!


Your Personal Invitation to NOAC 2012 from Joe Kaus, Lodge Chief


NOAC Documents

 TitleCategorySize Description
2015 NOAC Scholarship Application 89.30 KBDownloadDue March 1 2015
Flyer - I'm interested in going to NOACFliers233.41 KBDownloadOne page flyer for people who are interested in attending. Has a tear off on the bottom to send into the council office with contact information
Jeopardy GamePromotions255.15 KBDownload20 Questions in Jeopardy format to use in chapter promotions
Jeopardy Game - Master KeyPromotions237.82 KBDownloadKey to match anwsers to questions int eh Jeopardy game

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