In 2018 the Order of the Arrow will celebrate the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Indiana University from July 30th through August 4th, 2018. NOAC is an awesome event attended by Arrowmen from all over the country. Attendees will stay in college dorm rooms and eat in the college cafeteria. During NOAC attendees will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of training, outdoor adventure and activities, nightly shows, patch trading and much more. For more information regarding NOAC, please visit www.noac2018.org. Or check out this promotional video:
Narragansett Council (Tulpe Lodge) has received 33 slots to attend NOAC in 2018. We will be requesting additional slots, however, there is no guarantee that they will be granted.
Since we have limited slots we will be doing a Lottery/First signup/Prioritization allocation system. For adults, we can send up to 8 Arrowmen. That said, youth Arrowmen are the priority. For youth Arrowmen, we want to have a contingent that is representative of our members (from tenured to new). In an effort to do so, we will break the contingent into three categories (Leadership in the Lodge, Active Arrowmen and New Arrowmen. If we can get additional slots then these categories would expand. We are also planning on trying to get equal representation across the four chapters (Annawon, Blackstone, Metacomet, and Wampanoag).
If you are interested in going to NOAC starting on June 1st you will be able to register on the Narragansett Council web site and make a $100 initial payment. If you do not register and make the deposit you will not be entered into the Lottery/First signup/Prioritization allocation system.
On October 2, 2017 council will be able to register for NOAC and ask for additional slots. The additional slots we ask for will be based on how many people are signed up and have made their $100 deposit. We hope to know by end of the year how many additional slots we will receive.
The plan is to start have monthly meetings starting in December 2017 to make plans for NOAC
The estimated cost for NOAC 2018 is $1,200 to $1,500. This includes the NOAC conference fee, food, lodging and round trip transportation to NOAC.
Initial Deposit $100
November 1st 2017 $150
December 1st 2017 $150
January 1st 2018 $150
February 1st 2018 $150
March 1st 2018 $150
April 1st 2018 $150
May 1st 2018 $200
June 1st 2018 $Remaining Balance
TOTAL: $1,200.00 to $1,500.00**
**This is an estimated cost that includes travel, food and NOAC attendance fee. This will be adjusted as we get closer and travel arrangements have been made and costs are finalized. The plan at present is to fly out of Logan Airport in Boston, Ma the day before conference Sunday July 29th and stay at a local hotel. Meals and hotel stays are included in the cost. We are also planning some fund raising activities to help lower the cost.
After you have registered for NOAC you will need to create a profile (if you don't already have one) on the Narragansett Council web page so that you can log-in to make periodic payments. This way you can track what you have paid and what you owe.
If you miss a payment next time you log-in all payments to that date will be due.
$1,500.00 per Adult Attendee
$1,500.00 per Youth Attendee
Once you make your first payment and have been selected to attend NOAC there will be no refunds.
This is necessary as we are making payments for the NOAC conference fee, booking travel, etc.
For those scouts and adults that were not selected to attend NOAC your $100 deposit will be refunded