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 6,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun! Keep a watch on the National NOAC website for more information.
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 2024 NOAC will be held from July 29 – August 3, 2024 at the University of Colorado in Boulder (near Denver). 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.
We are expecting to have a number of interested members from the Lodge wanting to attend NOAC. There is plenty of room for all to attend regardless of being a youth or an adult, though National preference is more youth than adults in our contingent. The university and the OA are also prepared to host female and male youth program participants.
Conference Fee Details
There is a $100 deposit to save your seat in the contingent which is due by October 1st. The full price will be announced at a later date. National has not submitted a final price for NOAC so we cannot finalize the overall cost. The estimated early bird fee for NOAC itself is ~$625 for early bird and $675 for regular registration with the overall estimate standing at ~$1400, which includes travel and other costs. The initial $100 deposits can be made here on the council website. https://www.gacacouncil.org/content/111118/2024-NOAC---National-Order-of-the-Arrow-Conference
LODGE FEES: The Lodge actively works to raise funds to reduce the cost for youth participants through a series of patch sales fundraisers. The final cost to each participant for transportation and incidentals will be determined prior to the event after fundraising has been completed and trip logistics are finalized. In past years, we have been able to raise funds to subsidize a portion of the cost for youth, and will try to do so again in 2024. Funds raised will also help with a basic set of flaps and other items decided upon for our contingent uniforms. Youth are welcome to pursue additional fundraising opportunities, either individually or as a group of youth if there is interest and parents are involved. Adult participants will be expected to pay their fair share of participation and transportation costs. Transportation and Lodge fees are expected to be $750.
Schedule of Payments:
January 15, 2024............................$320
February 15, 2024..........................$320
March 15, 2024................................$320
April 15, 2024...................................$320
May 15, 2024....................................$320
Transportation: Transportation will be conducted through Southwestern Airlines leaving from Atlanta to Denver, Co. From there the contingent will be transported to the University of Colorado in Boulder, Co. via either, NOAC provided transportation at a fee, rental car, or chartered transportation.
Once registrations and deposit payments are received by our council, they will be entered into the National Online Event Registration System (NOERS), which will open in the Fall of 2023. Once a participant is registered through NOERS, additional information will be required and event options made available at appropriate times leading up to NOAC.
Forms and training: Medical forms part A,B, and C will be needed and dated no earlier than 8/5/2023. Youth protection training will be mandatory for those 18 years and older attending. Date of youth protection must be no earlier than 9/5/23. Proof of YPT will be needed, therefore certificates must be printed.
The National Order of the Arrow Committee believes that the National Conference is one of Scouting’s best program values. The conference fee covers all meals, lodging, insurance, transportation service at the conference site, and programs during the conference.
If you have any questions, please contact:
NOAC Contingent Leader, Gabe P. BobWhiteLodge8793@gmail.com
NOAC Contingent Adviser, Jason Muckinhaupt- BobWhiteLodge8793@gmail.com
Lodge Adviser, Darryl Furby - BobWhiteLodge8793@gmail.com