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. NOAC has been held every two or three years since 1948 and over 8,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for a week of inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fun, fellowship, training, and , adventure! During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a five-day conference which includes top- notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs. NOAC’s are held at a major university and we use the university dormitories for our lodging. Meals are held in the student dining facilities, so there is plenty of time for activities. NOAC 2020 - Michigan Sate University, East Lansing, MI: The 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be one of your most memorable Scouting experiences. NOAC 2020 will be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. NOAC will feature a number of unique events, including national competitions for ceremonies, drum, and dance; evening shows; the OA history museum; and awesome recreation competitions such as soccer, basketball, and ultimate Frisbee. Highlights such as the Founder’s Day festivities including the Founder’s Day Parade, the Grand Hodag, and the inter-Region dodge ball battle are some of the exciting events at NOAC. Estimated Trip Cost: The cost for the NOAC experience will be approximately $1500. This cost includes: All travel fees, conference fees, lodging fees, touring and meals. For all youth attending, there are multiple conferenceships available. NOAC Conference Dates: Start - Monday, August 3, 2020 Ends - Saturday, August 8, 2020 Achewon Nimat Travel Dates (Preliminary): Leave - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (Jack London Square Amtrak Station) Return - Monday, August 10, 2020 (Emeryville Amtrak Station) Amtrak Route to NOAC 2020 (Eastbound): Train 1 - San Joaquin #710 (Oakland to Los Angeles) Train 2 - Southwest Chief #4 (Los Angeles to Chicago) Train 3 - Cardinal Blue Water #50 (Chicago to East Lansing) Amtrak Route from NOAC 2020 (Westbound): Train 4 - Cardinal Blue Water #51 (East Lansing to Chicago) Train 5 - California Zephyr #5 (Chicago to Emeryville) Amtrak - Tracking our trains in realtime Link

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Bill Parker NOAC Conferenceship Fund: Achewon Nimat Lodge working with the Council Development Department, established the Bill Parker National Order of the Arrow Conferenceship fund in 2011. Bill passed away in 2010 and this conference fund was setup to recognize Bill’s passion for NOAC and his many years of service to Scouting and the Lodge. The purpose of the fund is to provide monies toward a youth’s participation in the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Preference will be given to an Arrowmen attending his first NOAC. The administrators of the Parker Conferenceship fund will be authorizing a special version of the 2020 NOAC contingent patch to be given for each $25 donation received from a youth and each $50 donation received from an adult. The monies for this patch come from a separate donation and not from the lodge. Click here for the donation form .
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