National Order of the Arrow Conference

Experience like No Other

Approximately every two years, the Order of the Arrow holds a national conference (NOAC) on the campus of a major university. NOAC is our flagship national event, held over six days with 6,000 – 8,000 Arrowmen participating from throughout the BSA. The conference program includes innovative leadership development, programs, fellowship periods, and inspirational shows.

In 2022, we will host our 34th NOAC at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This will be our first NOAC since 2018, and the largest Scouting event in nearly four years. NOAC is a great way to learn more about the Order of the Arrow and opportunities that exist in the OA, Also meet Arrowmen from across the country, and have a great time!

About the University of Tennessee

Founded in 1794, UT is Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. Located in Knoxville, UT spans 910 acres and is home to over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Its 11 colleges provide over 900 programs of study. ‘The Volunteers’ or ‘Vols’ take their nickname from the state’s nickname: The Volunteer State. UT and the Order of the Arrow have a rich history together. UT has hosted three previous national OA conferences in 1977, 1992, and 2000.

About Knoxville, Tennessee

Home of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is also the county seat of Knox county. With a population of just over 180,000, Knoxville is the third-largest city in the state and is the anchor of the East Tennessee Grand Division. Since our last conference in 2000, Knoxville has built a world-class convention center and boasts a downtown area adjacent to campus that will surely be a popular destination for conference participants. Temperatures average in the mid 80°sF in July and August with average relative humidity around 76%. Lodge contingents will want to take advantage of many local attractions either before or after the conference in the Knoxville area and Eastern Tennessee.


Delegate conference fees are paid through your lodge contingent and include five-night residence hall housing, three meals per day (starting with dinner on Monday evening and ending with breakfast on Saturday morning), and credentials for access to conference training, program, and shows. In some cases, additional costs may be required for special activities or events. These costs will be reflected when program registration opens in early April. Lodges generally assess additional fees for transportation and other ancillary expenses.

For Occoneechee Lodge, members have two different payment options to choose from. You can either pay in full or on a payment schedule. There is a $50 discount for paying in full by December 8th, 2021. The pricing for each plan is listed below and includes the deposit in the price listed.

To apply, review the pricing below and then select the apply button. Please complete the application in its entirety. After you submit your application, you’ll be prompted to pay your deposit. You must pay your deposit before the NOAC leadership will review your application. Once your deposit is paid, NOAC leadership will notify you of their decision and provide more information on completing your payments. If you are denied, your deposit will be refunded.


Payment Plan Pricing

Payments are broken up into amounts of at least $200 spread over several months starting in December of 2021. The full plan is available on the application.



Adult (21+)


Pay in Full Pricing

Pay in full pricing includes a $50 discount. You must pay in full by December 8th, 2021 to qualify.



Adult (21+)


A deposit of $200 for youth and $225 for adults (included in the pricing above) is due at the time of your application regardless of which payment option you choose. The remainder of your payments will be communicated after your application is accepted.