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2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference

Michigan State University
August 2 - August 8

More information available at the 2015 NOAC website
NOAC Promo Video
NOAC Shows Promo Video

To sign-up, register online.

The National Order of the Arrow Conference, more commonly known as NOAC, excites Arrowmen across the country. Why you ask? Just ask anyone in our lodge who has been to one, and they will probably say it is among the greatest scouting experiences they have ever had.  The 2015 NOAC will be extra special since it wil be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.

Imagine for a moment, you and eight thousand of your closest friends, descending on a major college campus (Michigan State University) for six days of brotherhood and fellowship, training and recreation, competition and friendship making. That is what a NOAC is all about!

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Finley Albright Trail Crew

May 16-18, 2014
Mail-in Registration Available Here

On this weekend, a group of about 100 OA brothers will continue to shape the 5-mile hiking trail loop in the wilderness area of Albright Scout Reservation. The lodge was awarded a National OA Service Project matching grant to facilitate the project in 2013, but there is still a great deal of work to accomplish to make this trail the best it can be. This is a great opportunity to participate in a service project that will literally leave a legacy to those youth of tomorrow. Youth ages 14 and up are encouraged to sign up for this weekend of cheerful service and great fellowship.

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Summer Service Weekend

May 30 - June 1, 2014
Registration Form Available Here

The Summer Service Weekend is scheduled for May 30 - June 1, 2014. The registration form can be downloaded here. The deadline for registrations is Wednesday, May 21st.

The form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

 
2014 Dues are now DUE!
Dues are $15

Dues Form Available Here
Online Payment Available Here

Your 2014 membership dues ($15) are now due. All current and recently inducted members (prior to 2014) must pay their dues for the 2014 year in order to continue to receive The Tom-Tom and in order to be eligible to attend lodge functions. You may pay your dues with the Dues Form available here or online here ($1 convenience fee charged for online transactions). If you have not yet paid your 2014 lodge dues, please do so right now.  

Read below for details on how to transfer membership or reactivate an expired membership.

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OA High Adventure

Florida Sea Base
Canadian Odyssey
Philmont Scout Ranch
Summit Bechtel Reserve 
Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base

Visit event website for registration information.

Do you need an escape from that 9 to 5 job, summer classes, or the monotony of staring out of your bedroom window longing for something new? If your answer is yes, the Order of the Arrow has the solution for you.

Each summer, the Order of the Arrow offers a myriad of different High Adventure opportunities to meet your summer needs whether its wetting your appetite by going for a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean with the Ocean Adventure at the Florida Sea Base; maybe hiking is your passion, what better place to go than the Philmont Scout Ranch where you can hike the same trails as your Scoutmaster or Scouting ancestors as a part of your Trail Crew experience. OA service goes international in the Ontario wilds, and you can embark on the odyssey of a lifetime, transcending borders and the spirit of the Order. Have you ever given thought about what the Native Americans and early explorers did to be avid traders, maybe the OA Wilderness Voyage at the Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base is calling. Perhaps you want to explore the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve and provide service while enjoying time on and around the New River Gorge National River. Experience rafting and kayaking while building bonds of brotherhood. Whatever your summer aspirations may be, these National High Adventure bases have put together a multitude of options for you.

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OA Adviser Conference at Philmont
Choose "Event Registration"

at myscouting.org

The Order of the Arrow Adviser Conference is being held at the Philmont Training Center in 2014.  This course is open to all OA adults who advise youth in either their lodge or chapter and the conference will be held from Sunday, June 22 to Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the beautiful Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.  Please consider attending and also share this information with any adults in your lodge who might be interested and would benefit from the experience.

Philmont Scout Ranch is also a great place to bring the entire family as the ranch offers a full, organized, week-long program for every member of the family – from infants to spouses. 

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OA Trading Post
National OA Trading Post

Visit Online Trading Post Here

The OA Trading Post Online is provided by the Order of the Arrow, a division of the Boy Scouts of America.