NOAC

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’s have 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.

Bill Parker NOAC Conferenceship Fund:
One of our legacy lodges, Achewon Nimat, 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 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. 

Past NOAC’s:

Year Event Number Location Dates Attendees
1921 Grand Lodge Mtg 1st Philadelphia Oct 07, 1921  
1922 Grand Lodge Mtg 2nd Camp Indiandale, PA Oct 6, 1922 – Oct 7, 1922  
1923 Grand Lodge Mtg 3rd Camp Linstead, Maryland Oct 12, 1923 – Oct 13, 1923  
1924 Grand Lodge Mtg 4th Kanohwanke Scout Reservation, NY Oct 31, 1924 – Nov1, 1924  
1925 Grand Lodge Mtg 5th Treasure Island Scout Reservation, NJ Oct 16, 1925 – Oct 17, 1925  
1926 Grand Lodge Mtg 6th Camp Indiandale, PA Oct 29, 1926 – Oct 30, 1926  
1927 Grand Lodge Mtg 7th Camp Ranachqua, NY Oct 14, 1927 – Oct 15, 1927  
1929 Grand Lodge Mtg 8th Stephen Girard Hotel, PA Nov29, 1929 – Dec 1, 1929  
1931 Grand Lodge Mtg 9th Camp Rotary, NY Sep 11, 1931 – Sep 13, 1931  
1933 Grand Lodge Mtg 10th Owasippe Scout Camp, MI Sep 7, 1933 – Sep 10, 1933  
1936 National Lodge Mtg 11th Treasure Island Scout Reservation, NJ Sep 5, 1936 – Sep 7, 1936  
1938 National Lodge Mtg 12th Irondale Scout Reservation, MS Sep 3, 1938 – Sep 5, 1938  
1940 National Lodge Mtg 13th Camp Twin Echo, PA Aug 31, 1940 – Sep 2, 1940  
1942 National Lodge Mtg Canceled University of North Carolina Sep 4, 1942 – Sep 6, 1942 Canceled, WWII
1946 National Lodge Mtg 14th Chanute Field, Illinois Aug 27, 1946 – Aug 29, 1946  
1948 National Lodge Mtg 15th/1st Indiana University Aug 27, 1948 – Aug 30, 1948 1000
1950 NOAC 2nd Indiana University Aug 29, 1950 – Aug 31, 1950 1000
1952 NOAC 3rd Miami University Aug 29, 1952 – Aug 31, 1952 2200
1954 NOAC 4th University of Wyoming Aug 28, 1954 – Aug 30, 1954 1300
1956 NOAC 5th Indiana University Aug 27, 1956 – Aug 30, 1956 2201
1958 NOAC 6th University of Kansas Aug 25, 1958 – Aug 28, 1958 2368
1961 NOAC 7th Indiana University Aug 21, 1961 – Aug 24, 1961 2800
1963 NOAC 8th University of Illinois Aug 20, 1963 – Aug 23, 1963 3105
1965 NOAC 9th Indiana University Aug 27, 1965 – Aug 31, 1965 4200
1967 NOAC 10th University of Nebraska Aug 28, 1967 – Sep 1, 1967 4158
1969 NOAC 11th Indiana University Aug 23, 1969 – Aug 26, 1969 4421
1971 NOAC 12th University of Illinois Aug 24, 1971 – Aug 28, 1971 5200
1973 NOAC 13th UC Santa Barbara Aug 21, 1973 – Aug 23, 1973 4400
1975 NOAC 14th Miami University Aug 18, 1975 – Aug 22, 1975 4200
1977 NOAC 15th University of Tennessee Aug 23, 1977 – Aug 27, 1977 3900
1979 NOAC 16th Colorado State University Aug 13, 1979 – Aug 19, 1979 4351
1981 NOAC 17th University of Texas at Austin Aug 10, 1981 – Aug 14, 1981 3200
1983 NOAC 18th Rutgers University Aug 15, 1983 – Aug 19, 1983 3328
1986 NOAC 19th Central Michigan University Aug 11, 1986 – Aug 15, 1986 3700
1988 NOAC 20th Colorado State University Aug 14, 1988 – Aug 18, 1988 4100
1990 NOAC 21st Indiana University Aug 12, 1990 – Aug 16, 1990 6900
1992 NOAC 22nd University of Tennessee Aug 9, 1992 – Aug 13, 1992 6800
1994 NOAC 23rd Purdue University Jul 31, 1994 – Aug 4, 1994 6012
1996 NOAC 24th Indiana University Aug 11, 1996 – Aug 15, 1996 6265
1998 NOAC 25th Iowa State University Aug 2, 1998 – Aug 6, 1998 7043
2000 NOAC 26th University of Tennessee Jul 29, 2000 – Aug 3, 2000 6632
2002 NOAC 27th Indiana University Jul 27, 2002 – Aug 1, 2002 6939
2004 NOAC 28th Iowa State University Jul 31, 2004 – Aug 5, 2004 6504
2006 NOAC 29th Michigan State University Jul 29, 2006 – Aug 3, 2006 8003
2009 NOAC 30th Indiana University Aug 1, 2009 – Aug 6, 2009  
2012 NOAC 31st Michigan State University Jul 30, 2012 – Aug 4, 2012  
2015 NOAC 32nd Michigan State University Aug 3, 2015 – Aug 8, 2015 14,716
2018 NOAC 33rd Indiana University Jul 30, 2018 – Aug 4, 2018  
2020 NOAC Canceled Michigan State University Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 8, 2020 Canceled, COVID-19
2022 NOAC 34th University of Tennessee Jul 25, 2022 – Jul 30, 2022