National Order of the Arrow Conference

The National Order of the Arrow Conference has officially hit capacity. A waitlist has been implemented for all further registrations. Unami will continue to offer a waitlist until January 31, however participation is not guaranteed.

Do you want to meet thousands of Arrowmen from across the country? Are you interested in learning about the future of the OA? Are you an avid patch collector? Interested in more training? Then join us for the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)! NOAC is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow and is Scouting’s second-largest national event. In 2024, several thousand Arrowmen from across our nation will gather at the University of Colorado - Boulder from July 29th to August 3rd, 2024 to participate in this once in a lifetime event.

This National event features:

  • World Class Training
  • Lodge Competitions
  • Ceremony Competitions
  • Shows and Fellowship
  • Patch Trading

This NOAC will be the first conference west of Iowa since 1988! The lodge is still working out our travel plans, but we expect the cost of the event will be $1,325.00 for both youth and adult members. This cost includes your conference fee, airfare, meals, a set of Unami patches, Unami t-shirts, and a limited edition duffle bag.

We hope you’ll join our lodge at the conference as we engage with more than 200 other lodge contingents in competitions, fellowship, and stadium shows! Registration opens on October 1st and requires a $200 deposit to lock-in your spot.

Key Dates

Mark your calendars with the following important dates. Contingent members are expected to attend all contingent meetings.

  • October 1 - Contingent Registration Opens
  • January 31 - Contingent Registration Closes
  • April TBD - Contingent Meeting #1
  • April 22 - Activity Registration and Roommate Requests Opens
  • June TBD - Contingent Meeting #2
  • July 22 - Medical Forms Due

Payment Schedule

Unami Lodge will be implementing the following payment schedule for NOAC 2024. Everyone registering for the event is expected to meet these payment deadlines. If you register after a payment deadline has passed, you will automatically be charged for the total amount due to date.

Payment Date Amount Due Total To Date
Deposit October 1 $200 $200
Payment 1 December 5 $375 $575
Payment 2 February 1 $375 $950
Payment 3 April 1 $375 $1,325

Scholarships Opportunities

Scholarships are available to youth (under 21) members of the lodge to help offset the cost of NOAC. Each scholarship has it's own application and review process. Be sure to check the due date for each individually.

Refund Policy

Unami Lodge must commit financial resources to book travel, pay national conference fees, and purchase supplies for the trip. Please notify the NOAC Committee at [email protected] immediately if you are no longer able to attend NOAC. If there is a replacement available to fill your spot, all monies paid will be refunded. Otherwise, the following guidelines will be used.

  • Before February 1 - 100% of monies paid will be refunded
  • After February 1 - 100% of unspent monies paid will be refunded, less the $200 deposit
Participants removed from the contingent due to violation of the conference or BSA policies will not receive a refund and may be responsible for their own housing and transportation home.

BSA Registration & Lodge Membership

All contingent members are expected to be actively registered as a member of the Cradle of Liberty Council at the time of registration. Participants must also be registered members of Unami Lodge, One and in good-standing. Contingent members must maintain an active registration with both the council and the lodge until the completion of the event. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the contingent without refund.

Arrowman participating in training at NOAC An evening show at NOAC Patches displayed for trading