NOAC Patch Set Info
Every National Order of the Arrow Conference is defined by its patch. Like any Scouting event, NOACs of years past are represented by the emblem Arrowmen wear on their uniform, reminding them of the conference’s theme and experience. In 2018, NOAC will feature 11 variations of the conference patch – which are collectible by delegates, staff, and even traders at home!
Here’s the information on the set, and how to get them (in order of easiest to hardest issue):
The basic design of the conference patch is available for purchase in the NOAC trading post! This is the easiest one to collect – just head to the trading post and pick yours up.
Every conference delegate will receive one of these patches in their packet when they arrive at Indiana University. There are a lot of these floating around, but each delegate only receives one!
Arrowmen who can’t make it to IU are registering for the remote delegate program to take in the conference from home. Each of them will receive this remote delegate patch, and you can too, by registering here!
All conference staff will receive this patch in their registration packet. Every staff member receives only one, and there are a select number available for sale in the trading post for staff only.
The conference participation award is called the maze runner, and all Arrowmen who participate in SEEK and earn the award can pick up this patch at the Wayfinder Festival from their region.
No contingent gets to NOAC without its Key 3. All lodge chiefs, advisers, and staff advisers at NOAC will receive this “Lodge Leader” patch as a thank you for their efforts in making the conference happen!
Very Important Arrowman
Each attendee of a Very Important Arrowman meal will receive this patch as a commemoration of their experience.
This may look just like the base conference patch, but it features a version of the maze in silver mylar. The national officers, national chairman, and select guests have a small number of these patches they can trade away to those Arrowmen lucky enough to meet them.
There are always a handful of Arrowmen who go above an beyond to make NOAC happen. The conference chairman and national OA chief recognize these individuals with this conference patch. Look for key staff leaders to see if they will trade theirs away.
Help ensure the future of the OA to receive this limited edition in the set. Those who make a gift to the endowment auction, or are legacy fellows, will be presented with this variation as a thank you for their support.
Bringing the theme, Decide Your Destiny, to life is an important part of the conference experience. Arrowmen across all committees who contribute extraordinarily to the thematic are recognized as members of the “theme team” — the rarest patch issue of the set!
Collecting this entire set is quite a feat! This guide will help delegates track down who might have the missing patch they need to complete their set – and be sure to post on social media with #NOAC2018 when you complete yours!