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NOAC 2012

Scheduled: 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference

The 2012 “United, We Leave A Legacy NOAC was held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.  More than 7,200 made the July 30 – August 4 event the second largest NOAC to date.

There were numerous highlights at the 2012 NOAC.  To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Scout, the 2012 NOAC featured “NESA@NOAC”.  It was the first time that NESA, the National Eagle Scout Association, collaborated with the Order on a national event.

The conference also witnessed the unveiling of official BSA artist Joseph Csatari’s painting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Order.  The Painting was unveiled at the Awards show where past National OA Committee Chairman Ed Pease received the Order’s fifth Lifetime Achievement Award.  The painting’s title is Visions of the Founder and after being shown at the arena show was placed on public display in the NOAC Museum. 

The 2012 NOAC Museum was the largest and most attended ever.  The Museum’s entrance featured The Original Induction Experience, a film designed to transport Arrowmen back to July 16, 1915 and the beginning of the Order at Treasure Island.  The 2012 NOAC Museum drew heavily upon the research organized for this OA History Timeline.

The conference also featured Muzee, an interactive NOAC-wide game utilizing Arrowmen’s smartphones and targets around campus.