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Chiefly Speaking: NOAC 2020

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Dear Arrowman,

We’re writing to share more information with you regarding the National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC, for short! NOAC is a week-long gathering of members of the Order of the Arrow, typically held every other year in early August on a college campus.

In 2020, NOAC will be held August 3-8 at Michigan State University. More than 8,000 Arrowmen from all 50 states attend NOAC, making it the largest Scouting event in 2020. NOAC consists of both training and fellowship and is the pinnacle event in the Order of the Arrow!

In light of the recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing announced by the Boy Scouts of America, we want to assure you that NOAC remains unaffected. We continue to partner with the BSA’s national leadership through this process to ensure that the conference goes on as planned. We are grateful for their commitment to work closely together with the Order to ensure that our programs continue.

We will be hosting a live broadcast from Michigan State University via the OA’s Facebook page on Saturday, February 29 at 7pm EST to share more information! We invite you to tune in to get a sneak peak for what NOAC has in store for you.

Most Arrowmen attend NOAC as a delegate, which is a participant attending with their lodge. As a delegate, NOAC offers many activities and programs, including training, shows, recreation, and more! For a full list of activities offered, please visit! You can also follow @oanoac on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram or like “NOAC” on Facebook for the latest updates.

Registration as a delegate is handled through your local lodge. Contact your local lodge leadership for more information! Many lodge contingents plan activities for the days prior to and after the conference, so the cost varies. If you need help connecting with your lodge leadership, you can email us for assistance.

If you’re looking for a different way to enjoy NOAC, consider joining staff! For more information about the staff experience, you can read this recent blog article. If you’re ready to register, you can do so at!

Lastly, if you can't make it to Michigan State in August, you can still enjoy the NOAC experience from home! As a NOAC 2020 Remote Delegate, you will be able to enjoy everything that an on-site delegate would get to enjoy, plus more! For more information, you can read this recent blog article.

If you can't make it to NOAC, consider another OA summer opportunity: OA High Adventure. Many spots are still available at Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, and The Summit throughout the summer and at a greatly reduced cost compared to other ways of attending. To learn more about these unique programs visit

If you have any further questions about NOAC, don’t hesitate to email either of us at @email or @email!

If you’ve already registered for NOAC, we’ll see you there! If not, what are you waiting for?

Zach Schonfeld Signature
Zach Schonfeld
2020 National Chief


Noah Smith Signature
Noah Smith
2020 National Vice Chief