The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting’s second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.
The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen can travel to NOAC with a contingent from their lodge, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.
In the coming months you will find everything you need to know about NOAC 2015: how to go, what exciting opportunities await you, and the plans for the conference. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with information and announcements.
Arrowmen attending the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will get a once in a lifetime souvenir, a special edition red sash. These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors will be reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2015 will receive them. Any extras produced will not be sold.
Don’t miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won’t be until 2018! To reserve you spot in your lodge contingent talk to your lodge chief, lodge adviser, or lodge staff adviser today.
Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2015!
All Arrowmen who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council’s approval, are eligible to participate in the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. All participants must register as a member of a lodge contingent or be a member of the conference staff.
Arrowmen will travel to NOAC with their lodge. The lodge key 3 will be responsible for developing a contingent, establishing a travel itinerary and preparing the lodge for NOAC. To register, Arrowmen need to contact their lodge key 3 which includes the lodge chief, lodge adviser, and the lodge staff adviser.
Lodges who fly will be able to sign up for chartered airport bus shuttle from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) to MSU on August 3rd (arrival day) and August 8th (departure day) only. Contingent leaders will be able request the service via the NOAC registration system.
More information will be available January 2014.
We hope to see you there.
December 7th-8th, 2013
Winter Ordeal at Camp Josepho. The last chance for Scouts elected in Spring to 2012 to complete the Ordeal. Scouts who do not complete this Ordeal will need to be re-elected for 2014. The Ordeal will start at 6pm on Saturday, December 7th, and end at 8pm on Sunday December 8th.
Come join us for a day full of fun games and a spooky haunted house! All cub scouts and their families are invited. $5 for entry, includes 5 meal tickets and 15 game tickets. Additional tickets are $.50 cents each. October 26th, 3:00-6:00pm at Camp Josepho.
Lodge Summit is on its way, Trainings, Leadership Opportunities, Shooting Sports, Lodge Elections, Fellowship And Much More!!! We will also be hosting SPOOK O’ REE for our local cub scout packs. October 26-27th at Camp Josepho, don’t miss it.
Section W4N conclave is quickly approaching. Have you signed up? More information and registration on the Lodge Events page.
Come to Camp Josepho to complete your ordeal! Registration and more information on the Lodge Events Page. Also, please read our Information for new Candidates.
Day 10: Today was awesome!!! We slept in late and woke up to breakfast burritos! We went swimming for a little while, then went up to Thunder Point for a bit of solitude. John Morgan and Hickey took us out and separated us and left us to think for a few hours. After, we had lunch and canoe wars!!! After a canoe capsized, we put them away and just swam for a while. When we got out, we did a communal dish- washing and then ate dinner. John Morgan scheduled a night paddle for us tomorrow. We’re getting up before dawn tomorrow in the hopes of making it at least 25 miles before calling it quits for the day. Only 3 1/2 more days of paddling left to go!!!
September 20-22 is the W4N Section Conclave. Conclave is a gathering of all the lodges throughout the W4N Section. Conclave is a fun event full of fellowship, training, shows, games, food, and much more. This is not an event to miss! More info on the Events Page.
Day 5: Happy Birthday to me!!! It started out a sunny, but wet day. Thunderstorms had raged all night long, but a sunny day graced me as I walked outside my tent. I was greeted by a storm of ” Happy Birthdays ” and the smell of bacon. We set out after breakfast and I sterned the canoe almost flawlessly. I was told to portage the canoe again. It was just as hellish as yesterday. I began the day setting rocks. The rest of the foremen came by canoe and gave us beads, one for each day of the voyage. One of the foremen, Ryan, gave me a spoon even! The rest of the day I hiked the trail clearing brush with the loppers. I got a free duff for my b-day too. I also got to pick the dinner: Spaghetti !!! Hickey and John Morgan baked me a cake… kinda… It was kinda gooey to say the least. But it was GOOD !!!!! Thunder roared in the distance again, so we packed up and went to bed. Thus ending the fifth day.
O.A. Wilderness Adventure
This summer I was able to attend the O.A. Wilderness Adventure at the BSA Northern Tier High Adventure Base along the Canadian border. Along with a crew of eight other arrowmen, our adventure lasted two weeks and we had the time of our lives. The following is from the log book we were all encouraged to complete to help us remember our experiences.
Malibu LodgeThe Malibu Lodge is an OA Lodge in Section W4N. We are based in the Western Los Angles County Council and include six chapters. Our camps include Camp Whitsett, Camp Josepho, Camp Emerald Bay, and Triple R Ranch.