The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 8,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.
Due to expected high interest coupled with capacity constraints at Indiana University, the National Order of the Arrow Committee instituted a delegation size limit. Colonneh Lodge has been allotted 57 slots for youth members. A waitlist will be used for those registering after our initial slots are filled and Colonneh Lodge will request additional slots based on interest from our Arrowmen to attend NOAC 2018.
In addition to a limitation of contingent size, a 3:1 youth to adult ratio is being enforced. Therefore, adults interested in attending NOAC 2018 with Colonneh Lodge will be required to fill out an application to attend as an adult contingent member. A selection process similar to 2015 will be used to determine those adults that will be able to attend NOAC 2018 with Colonneh Lodge.
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The Venturing Banquet is the annual awards banquet where Venturers and leadership will be presented with recognition for their work in the Venturing. Before the banquet, Venturing Officer Association (VOA) elections will be held for the offices of council Venturing president, vice-president of program, and vice-president of administration. The elections procedures are outlined in the VOA by-laws. If you are interested in running for office, submit a nomination form. Tickets are $20 per Scout and Scouter. After 6/8/18, tickets are $27. Council refund policy
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Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 73% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.
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• Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
• Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way. To
• There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $600 club, $1800 club.
• Ordering has never been easier than with the Trail's End app.
• Videos and resources help Scouts learn how to be successful.
Minto Rendezvous is an annual regional event where Sea Scouts test their knowledge and skills. The competition includes over 20 events that test a ship’s teamwork, training and preparation in a variety of nautical-related events. Some events such as navigation, first aid, knot tying relays and marlin spike require study and practice. Other events like blindfold canoe race and no paddle canoe race require luck and laughter to run the course.
Ships from all across Texas and Oklahoma look forward to the fun and fellowship. The highlight of the weekend is the annual Flotsam Flotilla race of homemade vessels made from a variety of materials. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
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Districts hold a variety of activities and training events throughout the year.