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2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference


August 3-8, 2020
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


NOAC 2020 Key Dates

  • August 15, 2019 - Registration information sent to councils. Fee for the conference will be $545.00.

  • October 1, 2019 - Registration system opens for staff and delegate registration ($100 deposit per delegate charged)

  • March 2, 2020 - Second payment charged to council

  • April 1, 2020 - Contingent leader guide distributed

  • April 1, 2020 - Program registration opens

  • May 31, 2020 - Final payment collected (additions after May 31 will result in late fee)

  • May 31, 2020 – Program registration closes

  • July 1, 2020 – Delegate training and program schedules available

  • July 15, 2020 – Program and incidental fees charged

  • August 3 - 8, 2020 – National Order of the Arrow Conference

NOAC 2020 Changes

We no longer have quotas to attend the 2020 NOAC, but we suggest a 3:1 youth/adult ratio. There is plenty of room for all to attend regardless of being a youth or an adult. We are also prepared to host female and male youth program participants.

Contingent Leaders

Each council will be led by a youth and adult contingent leader. The adult contingent leader will be the primary point of contact for the conference and may or may not be the lodge adviser. Each council should consider appointing their adult contingent leader as soon as possible and no later than October 1, 2019, when the registration process begins.

Contingent Reservation Information

The Order of the Arrow has published a document to provide contingents with the information they need to register for the 2020 NOAC. Download the Contingent Reservation Information guide here.

NOAC Callouts

As the 2020 NOAC approaches, the marketing team is using a series of emails called Callouts to help lodge leadership prepare for the event. Past Callouts can be found below.

NOAC 2020 Callout #1

NOAC 2020 Callout #2

NOAC 2020 Callout #3 (the information on this page is the same as that provided in Callout #3)

NOAC 2020 Callout #4