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Our History

NOAC 1975

1975 National Order of the Arrow Conference

The Order of the Arrow returned to Miami University, Oxford, Ohio for the 60th Anniversary National Order of the Arrow Conference. The last time the OA had visited the campus was 23 years earlier in 1952. There were 4,200 Arrowmen in attendance. The Conference theme was, “Foundations for the Future”.

A new feature at the NOAC was a chance to ask questions of key leadership Arrowmen. The name of this new feature was “Meet the Man.” Founder E. Urner Goodman, Chief Scout Alden G. Barber, National Chairman George Feil and National Chief Brad Haddock among others answered questions asked by delegates.

E. Urner Goodman continued the tradition of giving the closing challenge following the presentation of the OA Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Goodman had earlier in the year indicated because of age (he was 84 in 1975) and health that he would not be able to attend any further OA functions. However, the Founder was not quite ready to retire from the OA.