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 8,000 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.
Arrowmen can attend with the lodge contingent or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending the conference.
Why should I attend?
At NOAC, you will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to “live” the words of the Scout Oath and Law each day; a renewed spirit, pride, and enthusiasm for Scouting and the Order of the Arrow; innovative ideas and new training to better serve Scouting at all levels; enhanced leadership skills for carrying out our Lodge’s work; new friendships with Arrowmen from across the country; and memories which will truly last a lifetime. You will participate in a wide variety of spirited OA shows, sporting competitions, ceremonial training and competitions, camping and high-adventure promotions and training, patch trading like you’ve never seen before, and much, much more.
When is the next NOAC?
The next National Order of the Arrow Conference will take place at Michigan State University from August 3-8, 2020, in East Lansing, MI. MSU is home to three past NOACs including 2006, 2012, and the 2015 centennial conference. See you at MSU in 2020!