Written by Owen Clapp


For those who attended NEXT in 2016, they got a sneak peak of the location of NOAC 2018. Yes, the National Order of the Arrow Conference next year will be held at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and will be yet another great national event with a myriad of opportunities for any interested Arrowmen. Talk to anyone who went to NOAC 2015 or any other previous NOAC event, and they will tell you it was the time of their lives. There will be many different training opportunities such as those in  AIA, communications, program, leadership and everything in between. There will also be many different booths set up and lots of fellowship opportunities to experience, along with an influx of patch trading. Unbelievable shows also await participants.

Please start thinking about going with our lodge contingent, as a bus will take those who register up and back to Indiana to experience the excitement. An interest form can be found at our lodge NOAC website, http://noac.lodge104.net/, and more information will be forthcoming. Over 14,500 Arrowmen from across the nation attended NOAC in 2015. Due to expected high interest coupled with capacity constraints at Indiana University, we will be instituting a quota for the 2018 NOAC and enforcing a 3:1 youth to adult ratio. Our Lodge has been given 51 one slots; 39 youth and 12 adults.

Alternatively, if you have any skills in Communications, Program, etc., please consider working on the staff at NOAC. Although transportation is not included with that effort, there is the benefit of experiencing the event at a lower cost and no ratio capacity. We are all pumped for NOAC 2018!

Lodge’s NOAC Website