Dabney Kennedy has spent six decades committed to Scouting and its ideals and this year the Order of the Arrow will be presenting him with the third-ever Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year, 39 Arrowmen were presented with the Distinguished Service Award at a dinner before the History and Recognition Show which honors them for outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, area, regional, or national basis.
The Sunday evening show showed Scouting and society through the last century pointing out the fads that had faded and the values that have lasted. National recognition awards were presented and Chief Scout Executive addressed all conference attendees.
NOAC is not just all about training, it is an event where participants have the opportunity to exercise their minds and bodies. The Preschool Triathlon offers a three-day competition for the active Arrowman.
Patch trading fills shady spots and open areas all over the MSU Campus as traders seek out new collectable NOAC-edition lodge patches. The interaction often results in brotherhood as Arrowmen meet other Arrowmen in the pursuit of patches.