The 2006 National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan was the largest NOAC ever. There were 8,003 delegates and staff at the OA’s grand event. The total was nearly 1,000 more Arrowmen than the previous record set at the 75th Anniversary NOAC 16 years earlier in 1990.
The Conference theme selected by the Section Chiefs at the December National Planning Meeting was “The Legend Lives On”. Among the highlights of a program filled with training, athletic competition, arena shows and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award presented to longtime National OA Committee member Dabney Kennedy. Although Arrowmen were promised a cooler climate and admonished to bring along a sweater, this was one of the steamiest NOACs in memory.