The OA took advantage of a year without a NOAC or Jamboree to hold the National Leadership Summit. The summit was held at Colorado State University, from July 31st to August 3rd, 1999. All lodge and section chiefs, advisers, and staff advisers were invited to attend. This event was the first of its kind. Never before had there been a national event targeted specifically for the 'Key Three' leaders from all the lodges in the nation.
The focus for the conference was implementing the OA Strategic Plan. Training, workshops, and discussion groups on how to implement the new plan were a part of the summit program.
The Order's key leadership was taught how the OA planned to expand its reach beyond camping to include greater focus on leadership development, membership extension, adventurous programming, and broader service to Scouting and community.