Special Events Information
Many exciting special events are planned for the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Be sure to check for more information and scheduling upon arrival at the NOAC.
One Arrowman, who has been a member of the Order of the Arrow for less than one (1) year, and his lodge chief or representative, will be invited to attend a private luncheon with other Arrowmen and national leaders of the Order of the Arrow. Luncheons will be held on Monday and Tuesday of the conference, August 3 and 4, respectively.
A special program and guest speakers are planned for the luncheon. The purpose of this special event is to recognize and welcome selected Arrowmen from each lodge and share with them the many exciting aspects of the Order of the Arrow.
Invitations will be in the lodge's registration packet when it checks in at the conference. The lodge chief and his adviser should determine which deserving Arrowmen will be given the opportunity of attending the VIA luncheon.Back to Top
A special dinner for section officers and their advisers will be held at the national conference on Monday, August 3. The current section chief, vice chief, secretary and adviser will be invited to attend the dinner.
This special event will be primarily social in nature and will give all section officers and advisers an opportunity to meet fellow section officers and advisers from other parts of the nation as well as national leaders of the Order of the Arrow.
Invitations will be distributed by the four region chiefs at the national conference.Back to Top
The Special Events Committee will sponsor an OA Museum of Memorabilia at the conference. All Arrowmen and lodges are encouraged to participate in the museum or memorabilia display by bringing along historical items such as old photographs, patches, artifacts, writings, and books to the conference. DUE TO THE VALUABLE NATURE OF MANY OF THESE ITEMS, THE MUSEUM WILL BE IN A SECURE AREA.
The museum will be open to all conference participants on Monday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Exhibitors will set up their displays on Monday from 8:00 - 11:30 am. ALL MUSEUM ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED BY THE INDIVIDUAL OR LODGE DISPLAYING THE MEMORABILIA BY 6:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5.Back to Top
Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, and Jewish services will be held on Sunday August 2, at the conference site. Lodges should check at the registration area when they arrive for more details and information.Back to Top
To recognize the efforts of local lodges to preserve their history and thereby strengthen local Order of the Arrow traditions, a lodge history competition will be featured at the conference.
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