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Another update went out on January 15th, here are the highlights:
Looking for Chiefs to further their commitment to LIVING THE LEGACY of servant leadership. The Chiefs Corps tradition began at the 2006 NOAC and became a real force at the 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit. The Chiefs Corps for the 2009 NOAC will provide manpower for conference needs, support VIP relations, work with the concierge service, and be the service corps to help make the conference happen.
Feature Resource: Personal Finance Tracker
As a follow-up to the NOAC Contingent Fundraising Guide, the National Events Promotion Team has worked hard to provide an additional resource – the Personal Finance Tracker.
New Medical Form FAQ
Since this clarifies the statements that were made in the last NOAC Update which stated that the new Annual Health and Medical Record would be required, I have included the full text on this subject.
1. What if a participant already has a physical completed on a Class 3 form that will be less than a year old at NOAC?
ANSWER: Anyone who has already completed a physical examination using the Class 3 Boy Scout Medical Form that will be less than 12 months old at the time of the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference, will not be required to complete another physical examination. They will need to submit the already completed Class 3 form along with the completed and signed “Part C” section of the new BSA Medical Form 34605.
2. On page 3 of the new BSA Medical Form 34605, next to the doctor’s signature line, what is the purpose of the red arrow? Does it allow for an electronic signature? Is it an encryption tool?
ANSWER: The form was designed to allow for an electronic signature. The remainder of the form allows the applicant to fill in the information and save the document to their computer. When it is time for their examination and visit with their physician, participants need to print the form and complete all of the physical exam sections and all of the appropriate signatures by hand. There is no plan at this time to use the electronic signature feature for the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference.
3. Since the form has the capacity to save the information that Arrowmen input, and knowing that we are going to submit forms electronically prior to NOAC do participants have the doctor sign the form electronically or do they print the form, hand write all the necessary information, scan the form and then be prepared to submit it to the registration site?
ANSWER: When it is time for their examination and visit with their physician, they need to print the form and complete all of the physical exam sections and all of the appropriate signatures by hand. Further instructions will be provided, at a later date, as to how the form will be specifically submitted electronically to the National Office and to the NOAC Medical Staff.
OA High Adventure Goes International
In 2009, the Order of the Arrow will be piloting its first international OA High Adventure program at Northern Tier’s Donald Rogert Canoe Base at Atikokan in Canada.
Look for an additional article about OA High Adventure on Scouting News tomorrow!
Concierge Staff Requests Your Help
The Concierge Staff at NOAC, which debuted in the January 1 issue of the NOAC News You Can Use, is looking for NOAC Contingent Planbooks.
Reminder: Deposits Due Soon
Do not forget that a $100 deposit is due by March 1, 2009 for all NOAC participants and staff. Remember that as soon as you pay your deposit, you will receive a copy of the I’m There – NOAC Promotions Patch.
Are you planning on attending the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference?