National Order of the Arrow Conference

NOAC is the premier event offering of the Order of the Arrow.  10,000+ Order of the Arrow members come together for a conference full of training cells, activities, and a multitude of brotherhood opportunities with Order of the Arrow members from across the country.

The reason for its growing popularity can be attributed to the fact that it is planned and carried out by youth Order of the Arrow members.  Youth involvement ensures that the conference program will be exciting, relevant, and with non-stop fun!

Participants will return home with:

  • 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 that can be used to better serve Scouting at the unit, district, and council levels.
  • New programs, knowledge, and skills to improve chapter and lodge operations.
  • Enhanced leadership skills and a better understanding of how to carry out the work of the lodge. 
  • New friendships with fellow Arrowmen from throughout the nation
  • Memories to last a lifetime.

Dates, Contingent Travel, and Location

2024 NOAC Info: Contingent information will be announced later in 2023
  • Summer 2024

    • Pre-NOAC Trip: Prior to arriving at NOAC, our contingent visits cool places in the surrounding area of the NOAC location.

    • Week of NOAC: University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

  • Availability and Cost

    • Youth Registration. Youth applications will be accepted first-come, first-served through online registration only.  $250 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration.

    • Adults Registration. Adult applications will be accepted first-come, first-served through online registration only.  Additionally, Adults who recruit youth to attend will be given preference over other adults. $250 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration.

    • The fee includes: round-trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, entrance and conference fees 

    • Additional Information: The first round of online registrants will be sent to National in October 2023.  Ongoing registrations will be sent to National between the beginning of October through the end of December 2023.  In January 2024, National will re-allocate any open slots for us to use for extra youth or adults who have signed up.  It is encouraged that a 3:1 youth to adult ratio be met.  

Get registered...

  • 2024 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)
    July 29-August 3, 2024 at University of Colorado BoulderRegister in 2023


File Name Description
NOAC Medical Form Parts A, B, and C are required for all Lodge contingent members at NOAC. Download