**** Due to concerns of COVID-19, NOAC will NOT be held this year. ****
Like a giant Conclave, the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), is a 6-day OA extravaganza with nonstop sports, shows, special events, seminars and patch trading.
This biannual event is an opportunity for Lodges across the nation to not only compete against one another in activities, but also join in fellowship with many other Arrowmen, from many other Lodges, all together in one location: Michigan State University, August 3 – 8, 2020.
Our council will only be allowed 10 spots plus a small percentage of our Lodge membership. To be considered you will need pay the $100 deposit for one of the few Council Representative spots we have been issued. Adults must sign up to be “Adult Supervision” for the Contingent to be considered for a spot.
The full cost of NOAC 2020 is estimated to be about $1500 including airfare. Contingent decisions regarding pre-conference excursion may lead to a nominal adjustment of the estimate which has yet to be finalized. The Lodge will also be fundraising to help defray the costs of the event.
Arrowmen who plan on attending must submit their $100 nonrefundable deposit. Please turn in your deposits ASAP as we need these to register the Contingent with the National OA. Only Arrowmen who have turned in their deposits will be considered for our contingent and receive their Promotional NOAC Patch.
In order to help subsidize costs for NOAC, the Saklan Lodge plans to release our own youth-designed NOAC Fundraiser patch. Orders are set to start in the near future for the general public; Saklan Lodge members who wish to purchase the patch should contact either the Lodge Chief/Advisor or their Chapter Chief/Advisors.