NOAC 2004 - OA Center For History
OA Center For History
As part of this year's activities at NOAC, the OA Museum will
bigger and better and has expanded its areas of emphasis.
As part of the Special
Events activities the Museum is now called the OA CENTER FOR HISTORY. This year
the OA Center for History will have areas of participation of those you have
come to expect plus several new and exciting activities for your lodge to enjoy
and participate in.
The activities within the Center include:
NOAC Museum which will include National OA
History, Lodge/Local History,
Scouting History as well as a new museum store where you can pick
up a reproduction of the first OA Handbook and a limited edition
The museum will also be the setting for two Lodge Competitions -
static displays of a lodge's
and a new addition, a
presentation of a lodge's local history.
Historic Ceremonies Re-enactments
(also a competition this time) including
the first ceremony, ceremonies from the 1920's and
the original ceremony for the second degree.
- An exciting new feature will be the
"OA Memorabilia Road
where Arrowmen can bring in their memorabilia and get experts to give them a
historical review and evaluation of the items, an appraisal, and be able to
donate if they so choose.
Training cells will also be part
of the Center. This year the Center
will conduct three cells: The History of the OA,
Ceremonial History, and Your
OA "Time Machine" - Tools for the Lodge to Preserve their History.
- Another interesting and exciting feature will be
panel discussions by
"seasoned" Arrowmen, some "second generation" Founders
and other experts in OA history. These discussions will be interactive as you
will be able to contribute questions to and view the discussions.
will continue in several areas. The Center will
conduct Living History interviews with "second generation" Founders.
We will also continue the digital archiving process of OA historical records
and memorabilia and will accept donations to the BSA National Scouting Museum
located in Dallas.
The OA Center for History hopes your lodge will be part of these events at
NOAC. There are several great opportunities to learn, participate and become
part of OA History. For details of the above activities including all of the
competitions your lodge may participate in, see the individual event description
[Special Events Committee Info]