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 firstname.lastname@example.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.