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OA Shows Launches Film Competition

Posted on 27 March 2009 by admin

NOAC2009Do you have an interest in making movies? Ever wanted to share your interest with someone else? Want to have your video on the screen at NOAC? If you answered “yes” to any of these three questions, then the NOAC Short Film Competition is for you. Join Arrowmen from around the country in this exciting competition to vie for the best NOAC short film.

For more information, please visit http://www.noacshowsfest.com.

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2009 NOAC Items Available for Pre-Order

Posted on 16 February 2009 by Dan

OA SocksThe National Order of the Arrow Trading Post Online now includes 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) merchandise.

According to the NOAC Newsletter, there is a variety of items including:
– A trendy polo shirt with a discreet embroidered turtle, which makes the shirt one that can be worn whether or not you are at a Scouting event.
– A plush turtle along the same lines as the plush teddy bears that have been offered in the past.
– A bronze coin for each of the ArrowCorps5 sites.

The Online Trading Post is asking that you place your pre-order as soon as possible to help determine proper ordering quantities. Also, you do not need to attend NOAC to place a pre-order, so let your friends and family know that the NOAC 2009 trading post merchandise has been posted.

Remember these are preorders, they will not ship the item right away!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL ORDERS
Beginning February 15, 2009, ALL orders placed will be held until the National Order of the Arrow Conference in early August. All payments will be processed at the time of order. Depending upon the shipment method selected during the order process, the order may eitherby Picked up at NOAC or the order will be shipped to you from NOAC.

What are you going to order?

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NOAC Staff Opportunity: The Chiefs Corps

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NOAC Staff Opportunity: The Chiefs Corps

Posted on 21 January 2009 by Dan

I have received a few inquiries as to where more information could be found on “The Chiefs Corps”, that was referenced in the NOAC Update – 1/15/09. Since I was unable to find additional information on the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference website, here is the full article that was sent out in the email newsletter.

OA Chief CorpsWe are looking for Chiefs to further their commitment to LIVING THE LEGACY of servant leadership. This is a prime and unique opportunity to become a part of Order of the Arrow history by serving on the Chiefs Corps.

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.

A select group of Arrowmen will be chosen to become members of the 2009 NOAC Chiefs Corps. The primary requirement to be eligible for consideration is that you are serving as a Chapter Chief or have served as a Lodge, Section, Region, or National Chief.

Once selected, you will become part of the staff of the 2009 NOAC. In years to come, you will continue to be an alumni member of the Chiefs Corps. In 2010, some alumni will serve again as members of the OA Service Corps at the 100-year anniversary National Scout Jamboree. All will remain Chiefs Corps alumni, along with new chiefs selected in the future.

To indicate your willingness to serve, simply complete the staff registration process for NOAC on the OA registration site (http://registration.oa-bsa.org). Complete the online NOAC staff application and select “Logistics: Chiefs Corps” as your preferred area of service. Applications will be online until March 31, 2009. Applications will be reviewed and approved by NOAC Conference Vice Chief Dylan Ellsworth, Lead Adviser Jeff Jonasen, and the National Office.

With your individual effort and with the collective efforts of the Chiefs Corps, we can help make the 2009 NOAC a success, while participating in many NOAC activities others don’t have the chance to experience. Please contact Dylan Ellsworth (lemhiboyscout@gmail.com) if you have questions regarding the Chiefs Corps, and check out the National Events website (http://event.oa-bsa.org) for more NOAC information.

See you at NOAC 09. I’m there!

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NOAC Updates – 1/15/09

Posted on 18 January 2009 by Dan

If you haven’t signed up for the OA National Events Information Newsletter yet, you are missing valuable National Order of the Arrow Conference news!

Another update went out on January 15th, here are the highlights:

Chief Corps
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?

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2009 NOAC Updates

Posted on 01 January 2009 by Dan

Just received the latest OA National Events Information Newsletter, if you haven’t subscribed to get these valuable updates, you can subscribe to the National Events Information Email List.

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.

Deposit Due
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).

Concierge
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?

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ISCA to Host 2009 Pre-NOAC TOR

Posted on 11 November 2008 by Dan

The International Scouting Collector Association (ISCA) has announced that it will host the 2009 Pre – National Order of the Arrow Conference Trade-O-Ree in partnership with the Order of the Arrow.

The Trade-O-Ree will be held on campus (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana) in the Mellencamp Pavilion, an air conditioned, football sized athletic facility that will be a short walk from the NOAC contingent registration area.

Setup is on Wednesday, 7/29/08 starting at 1:00 PM. There will be a preview of the Trade-O-Ree on Wednesday afternoon (time to be announced) for ISCA members only. A live auction is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM on Wednesday and will be run by Chris Jensen.

Trade-O-Ree Hours:
Thursday, 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Trade-O-Ree on Saturday (along with seminars, training classes and a display competition) will be part of the official NOAC program for NOAC participants. ISCA will even have a booth in the NOAC registration area directing contingents to the Trade-O-Ree on Saturday making this probably the largest and most attended Trade-O-Ree ever.

The table registration process and prices are yet to be determined.

Check the ISCA website for updates to this information.

In years past the Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree has been organized and run by Chris Jensen of Streamwood.

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