National Order of the Arrow Conference

NOAC 2018, Decide Your Destiny

July 30 - August 4, 2018
Indiana University

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 8,000 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.

Arrowmen can attend with the lodge contingent or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending the conference.

NOAC 2018 Scholarship and Trader Patch Sets

The two patch "Trader" set (council shoulder patch and lodge flap) is only $10. The sale of these patches helps to defer the costs of attending NOAC for delegates.

The eight-piece "Scholarship" set is a total of four sets (trader, delegate, scholarship, and ghost) of two patches each (council shoulder patch and lodge flap) and is available for $100. The sale of scholarship patch sets benefits the NOAC scholarship fund which helps send youth in need of assistance to NOAC.


Order Patches

NOAC 2018 Scholarship Application

Colonneh Lodge raises funds through patch sales to provide its youth members with financial assistance to attend the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Funds are limited;  therefore, a maximum of $250 will be awarded per scholarship. Awards are based on need and are available to youth OA members only. Applicants must be registered to attend NOAC with Colonneh Lodge and have paid the $200 deposit to be eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients may be asked to help out as needed at NOAC (e.g. in charge of lodge booth at Centennial Day, team captain during sports competitions).

Scholarship Application


Due to expected high interest coupled with capacity constraints at Indiana University, the National Order of the Arrow Committee instituted a delegation size limit. Colonneh Lodge has been allotted 57 slots for youth members. A waitlist will be used for those registering after our initial slots are filled and Colonneh Lodge will request additional slots based on interest from our Arrowmen to attend NOAC 2018.

In addition to a limitation of contingent size, a 3:1 youth to adult ratio is being enforced.  Therefore, adults interested in attending NOAC 2018 with Colonneh Lodge will be required to fill out an application to attend as an adult contingent member. A selection process similar to 2015 will be used to determine those adults that will be able to attend NOAC 2018 with Colonneh Lodge.


The contingent fee for Colonneh Lodge members attending NOAC 2018 will be $800 plus the cost of travel. The anticipated cost of travel is $500 per person. Colonneh Lodge will subsidize youth contingent member fees by $200 for a total fee of $1,100 for youth and $1,300 for adults.

Payment Plan

The payment plan will work on an installment basis. A $200 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of registration and there will be 9 monthly payments beginning October 1, 2017, with the final payment due on June 1, 2018. Anyone registering after October 1, 2017, will need to pay the deposit and all past due monthly payments at the time of registration. Failure to keep the payment schedule may result in the forfeiture of your contingent spot. Any refunds will be subject to the SHAC refund policy.

Youth Registration      Adult Application 

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