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Here are the highlights:
NOAC 2009 Will Be Theme Driven
The 2009 NOAC will be the first National Order of the Arrow Conference to be driven by a theme. The theme, “The Power of One”, will be worked into every aspect of NOAC including the shows, training, communications, and recreation.
There is a $100 deposit due March 1, 2009 for all NOAC participants and staff.
NOAC Contingent Fundraising Workbook
The National Events Promotion Team and the NOAC Communications Committee has put together a comprehensive guide for fundriasing for the 2009 NOAC. Use the NOAC 2009 Fundraising Guide to ensure cost is not a barrier for your Arrowmen to attend NOAC.
Arrowmen Conservation School
According to the newsletter, the “Arrowmen Conservation School (ACS), a new program at the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference, is designed to provide lodge and section-level youth officers with the knowledge and training required to develop and execute a localized ArrowCorps project.”
Each contingent will be able to nominate a three member team (two youth & one adult) from their lodge to attend ACS. To attend, an Arrowman must have participated in an OA High Adventure experience (OA Trail Crew, OA Wilderness Voyage, OA Ocean Adventure, or ArrowCorps5).
There will be a Concierge Staff at the 2009 NOAC. According to the newsletter, “the Concierge Staff is part of the Order’s focus on better customer service for NOAC guests. The Concierge Staff will assist lodge contingents in resolving unexpected issues that contingent leaders may encounter after arriving at Indiana University which cannot be resolved through ordinary channels.”
New Health Form Available Now
This is the statement that was in the newsletter. The second paragraph makes it sound like the new Annual Health and Medical Record is the only health form that will be accepted.
The National Office of the Boy Scouts of America has developed a new and comprehensive medical form. This form will replace the current BSA Medical forms. In the past, the Medical Staff for the National Order of the Arrow Conference has required that everyone attending the conference have a current BSA Class 3 Medical Form. This form needed to be completed within 12 months prior to attending the National Order of the Arrow Conference.
As you prepare for the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference you will need to make sure that you use the correct medical form. The new form is available on the NOAC registration website [LINK - https://registration.oa-bsa.org/guides/documents/Medical_34605.pdf ]. All other forms will not be accepted at the conference. Please download the form and complete it with your medical provider. Please make sure that the form has all of the appropriate signatures.
Are you planning on attending the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference?