The mission of the Tejas Lodge, Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

2015 NOAC Registration Information

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2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference August 3-8, 2015

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 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.

The plan for our contingent will be to depart Longview, TX on August 1, 2015 and return on August 9th. We will travel on the AMTRAK Texas Eagle. On the trip, you will get to see the Midwest up close and personal at 100 m.p.h. as we go by Texarkana, Little Rock, St. Louis, Springfield and Chicago. While on board you can snack or play cards in the observation lounge, eat a meal in the dining car or take a nap in your wide reclining coach seat.

The all-inclusive contingent cost will be $1000. That includes the conference fee, transportation to and from East Lansing, food on the trip, lodging before the conference, shirts, administrative fees and special lodge flaps. The lodge will be conducting fund raisers to help defray the cost of the trip. A $200 deposit will get your name on the list at the council office. Sign up today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow with 10,000 arrowmen. After the deposit a $200 dollar payment will be due on the 15th of November 2014, January, March and May 2015.  The only way to attend the event is with the contingent or on staff.  All lodge members who are not on staff will pay the same price to attend.

Don’t miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won’t be until 2018! To reserve your spot in our lodge contingent email your lodge adviser at matt.lindsey@tejaslodge.org or lodge staff adviser at Charles.Aman@scouting.org today or send in your $200 deposit made payable to East Texas Area Council at 1331 E. Fifth St., Tyler TX 75701.

 NOAC 2015 registration form

2015 NOAC

NOAC

2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference
August 3-8, 2015

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. Tejas Lodge will take a contingent to NOAC. In the coming weeks our lodge will finalize contingent plans. (For budgeting purposes, expect the trip, including transportation and conference fees to be between $1000 and $1100.)

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 your spot in our lodge contingent email your lodge adviser at matt.lindsey@tejaslodge.org or lodge staff adviser at Charles.Aman@scouting.org today.
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Former Lodge Chief Honored with BSA’s Highest Award

Matt Walker received the Silver Buffalo during the BSA's 2012 National Meeting on June 1st (BSA File Photo)

In 1971 the Dallas Cowboys played in Super Bowl XII at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL.  The Apollo 14 Spacecraft would land on the Moon, a new stock market index referred to as the NASDQ would debut, Evel Knievel set a world record by jumping 19 cars in Ontario, California, The Fight of the Century- Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden, President Richard Nixon declares a U.S. War on Drugs, Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins flights between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL, The George W. Pirtle Scout Reservations was a mere 8 years old with F.M. Arnold as the Camp Director, the Order of the Arrow had just celebrated their 60th Anniversary and Matt Walker, of Tyler’s Austin Rose District had just been elected Chief of Tejas Lodge. On June 1, 2012 after being registered in the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years Matt became only the second East Texan, after George W. Pirtle and the first Tejas Lodge Chief, to receive Scouting’s Highest Honor for Service to youth-The Silver Buffalo. Continue reading