2024 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)

University of Colorado Boulder

July 28, 2024 – August 10, 2024


The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the BSA’s premier national event for its Order of the Arrow members with between 6,000 – 8,000 Arrowmembers participating from across the country. It is held every two years at a major university with conference activities that include innovative leadership development, competitive and spirited programming, fellowship and nightly inspirational shows.

The on-campus program at the Univ of Colorado Boulder will take place between Monday, July 29 and Saturday, August 3 and the Pennacook exclusive adventures will be from August 3 – August 10. These side trips will include hiking & camping at Philmont Scout Ranch and in the Rocky Mountains National Park, plus visits to Native American museums and sites, a tour of the US Air Force Academy (pending), and some chill adventures like whitewater rafting. Final itinerary of side trips, other than camping at Philmont and the Rocky Mountains, are still to be determined.

Arrowmembers in the Pennacook Lodge delegation will fly out of Boston to Denver on Sunday, July 28, spend two weeks in Colorado and New Mexico, and return home by flying Denver to Boston on Saturday, August 10. The price is all inclusive with the NOAC fee itself, roundtrip airfare, all meals, side trips, camp sites, Pennacook sportswear, gear and exclusive, collectable patches. 

Total cost: $2,850 per person, (youth and adult)

Due DatePayment
Closes March 15, 2024
Non-refundable deposit to reserve spot
March 15th, 2024$900
Payment #2, secure airline ticket
April 20st, 2024$800
Payment #3
May 15th, 2024$500
Payment #4
June 1st, 2024Remaining Balance
Payment #5, balance of total fee due minus any earned scholarships

Adult Members interested in attending must first contact Tom Markham, Lodge Adviser, before registering as certain eligibility criteria will apply for adult attendees, including Philmont physical health requirements. Adults are also welcome to attend NOAC as event staff independent of the Lodge Contingent and/or may attend NOAC for the conference week only and paying only the national fee, airline and lodge gear costs. These options can be reviewed when reaching out to the Lodge Adviser.

The slideshow from the Pennacook Lodge NOAC Announcement Zoom session, plus other helpful information about the trip is available above. 

General questions may be emailed to [email protected]. Individual circumstances or confidential questions or concerns may be emailed directly to the Lodge Adviser at [email protected]