National Order of the Arrow Conference

Approximately every two years, the Order of the Arrow holds a national conference (NOAC) on the campus of a major university. NOAC is our flagship national event, held over six days with 6,000 - 8,000 Arrowman delegates participating from throughout the BSA. The conference program includes innovative leadership development, programs, fellowship periods, and inspirational shows.

In 2022, the Order will host its 34th NOAC at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This will be our first NOAC since 2018, and the largest Scouting event in nearly four years. NOAC is a great way to learn more about the Order of the Arrow and the opportunities that exist in our organization. Another great reason to attend is to meet Arrowmen from across the country and mostly have a GREAT time!

Delegate conference fees are paid through your lodge contingent and include five-night residence hall housing, three meals per day (starting with dinner on Monday evening and ending with breakfast on Saturday morning), credentials for access to conference training, program, and shows. In some cases, additional costs may be required for special activities or events. These costs will be reflected when program registration opens in early April. Lodges generally assess additional fees for transportation and other ancillary expenses.

The Shenshawpotoo NOAC Contigent Cost is approximately $1,100. We should have the final costs in a couple weeks as we are working with other VA Lodges to share in transportation to reduce the transportation costs. There is no registration limit, however the Lodge's Goal is to have enough adults for YPT that at least one more youth than adult attend.

To sign up there is a $100 non-refundable deposit.

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  • 2024 National Order of the Arrow Conference
    July 23, 2024 to July 27

NOAC 2022 Promotion Video from Order of the Arrow, BSA on Vimeo.

NOAC 2022 Program Highlights Video from Order of the Arrow, BSA on Vimeo.