NOAC 2018


 The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting’s second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.


What it Has to Offer

  • A deeper understanding of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Order of the Arrow Obligation, and what it means to “live” these words in one’s daily life.
  • A renewed spirit, pride, and enthusiasm for Scouting and the Order of the Arrow.
  • Ideas their lodge can use to better serve Scouting at the unit, district and council levels.
  • New programs, knowledge, and skills to improve lodge and chapter operations.
  • Enhanced leadership skills and a better understanding of how to carry out the work of the lodge.The latest information on outdoor and high-adventure programming, including how to successfully promote Boy Scout camping.
  • New friendships with fellow Arrowmen from throughout the nation.
  • Fun and memories to last a lifetime!


Dates and Location

The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference will begin with dinner on Monday, July 30 and end after breakfast on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Indiana University in Bloomington. Sunday, July 29th will be a travel day to Indiana.



All youth and adult Arrowmen that are current dues paid registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council’s approval, are eligible to participate in the 2018 NOAC.

All participants must register as a delegate of a council contingent or be a member of the conference staff.


Conference Fees

The total fee is estimated at approximately $1200. The conference fee of $525.00 and the estimated $675 balance is for air fare, ground transportation and one night hotel stay. It also includes Wiatava Lodge spirit wear. The conference fee includes five night’s housing, five full days of program and training, 14 meals, program and support materials, registration materials, insurance, and recognition items during the six-day conference.

Because of the initial numbers of Arrowmen that can go given to us by National, we are taking actual sign ups as an interest list for youth and adults with a refundable deposit of $100. This does not guarantee a spot, but it will show your interest. If for some reason you are not placed, you will be put on a waiting list and your deposit will be returned. Please send in your deposit before December 31st. In January 2018 our actual allotted numbers will rise and we will be in better shape to place as many Arrowmen as possible. Please remember this does not guarantee you a spot.

We will be fundraising to help reduce participation costs for our youth and adult contingent members. After your initial $100 deposit we will accept payments by check or credit card.  Payments at your own pace will be accepted until the final payment due in the spring.


Don’t miss out on NOAC in 2018! To reserve your spot, complete the attached form and mail with your $100 (refundable) deposit to:


NOAC Deposit Form


Stephen Fite

29632 Via Cebolla

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


If you have any questions concerning NOAC 2018,
please email Al Silva at

Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2018!