National Order of the Arrow

Conference

At Michigan State University

August 3-8, 2020


The National Order of the Arrow Conference is Scouting’s second-largest national program event, and it is entirely planned and executed by Arrowmen. Youth involvement ensures that the conference program will be exciting, relevant, and non-stop fun.
 
Participants will return home with:
  • A deeper understanding of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Order of the Arrow Obligation, and what it means to “live” these words in one’s daily life.
  • A renewed spirit, pride, and enthusiasm for Scouting and the Order of the Arrow.
  • Ideas their lodge can use to better serve Scouting at the unit, district, and council levels.
  • New programs, knowledge, and skills to improve lodge and chapter operations.
  • Enhanced leadership skills and a better understanding of how to carry out the work of the lodge
  • The latest information on outdoor and high-adventure programming, including how to successfully promote Scout camping.
  • New friendships with fellow Arrowmen from throughout the nation.
  • Memories to last a lifetime! 
 

Dates and Travel

Kanwa tho Lodge will travel to and from Michigan State University via coach bus. The contingent will depart in the morning on Monday, August 3, 2020 and return in the evening on Saturday, August 8.
 
Exact departure and estimated arrival times will be shared with contingent members as the event gets closer.
 

Contingent Fee

Kanwa tho Lodge contingent members will pay an event fee of $650.00. This fee covers the national event fee and other lodge-required fees. Some examples are as follows:
  • National Fee - $545.00: includes five night’s housing, five full days of program and training, 14 meals, program and support materials, registration materials, insurance, and recognition items during the six-day conference.
  • Lodge Fee - $105.00: includes bus travel, lodge NOAC patches, and possibly other items like lodge t-shirts and other swag
 

Payment Schedule

All contingent members should pay online by clicking "Register" below. To secure a spot with the contingent, a $100.00, non-refundable down payment is required at registration. Payment can be made in full at any time by clicking on the links for "Payment #2" and "Payment #3"
  • $100.00: Down payment due at registration
  • $275.00: Payment #2 due by March 1, 2020
  • $275.00: Payment #3 (final payment) due by May 1, 2020
The dates set for the payment plan are fairly strict because the national OA office bills the lodge in increments around the same time. If you have questions or need to adjust your payment plan, please contact Ken Walton, Lodge Adviser and NOAC Contingent Adviser.
 

Health Forms

All participants must bring a current COPY of their annual health and medical record (BSA health form) with Parts A, B and C (doctor's physical) completed. The form must have been completed after August 1, 2019.
 

National Cancellation Policy

The $100 per-person deposit is transferable to a substitute participant (youth or adult) within the same council on a one-for-one basis, but it is nonrefundable, and may not be applied to the balance due for another person. All requests for cancellations made in writing to the OA Director by June 30, 2020, will receive a full refund of all national fees ($545.00), minus their deposit amount of $100. Participants canceling their reservation after June 30, 2020, will forfeit their entire conference fee.
 

More Information

More information about the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference can be found at the conference website, www.NOAC2020.org.
 
For more information about the lodge contingent details, please contact Ken Walton, Lodge Adviser and NOAC Contingent Adviser.
 

 
 

How to Register for NOAC

To register for NOAC and pay the $100 deposit, click the link here:
To pay the second installment of your contingent fee ($275.00), click the link here: (Due March 1, 2020)
To pay the final installment of your contingent fee ($275.00), click the link here: (Due May 1, 2020)