Calendar

May
5
Fri
2017 Spring Ordeal/Brotherhood (RCM) @ Camp Roy C Manchester
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – May 7 @ 10:00 am
May
19
Fri
2017 Spring Ordeal/Brotherhood (CCC) @ Camp Crooked Creek
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – May 21 @ 10:00 am
Aug
25
Fri
2017 Summer Ordeal/Brotherhood (CCC) @ Camp Crooked Creek
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 10:00 am
2017 Summer Ordeal/Brotherhood (RCM) @ Camp Roy C Manchester
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 10:00 am
Sep
15
Fri
2017 Fall Ordeal/Brotherhood (TMR) @ Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 10:00 am
2017 Fall Ordeal/Brotherhood (WCH) @ Camp Wildcat Hollow
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 10:00 am
Jul
30
Mon
2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) @ Indiana University
Jul 30 – Aug 4 all-day

For every member of the Order of the Arrow, their membership began with a decision: first the decision of their fellows to elect them as a candidate, then their own decision to step forward and complete their induction. Since then, each member of the OA has made countless decisions—each one shaping their future.

The world is now changing faster than it ever has, and what it means to be a young person today is different than it was even a decade ago. The decisions we make today will define the next century of our Brotherhood. And the time to act is now.

The NOAC 2018 slogan, revealed during the 2017 National Planning Meeting, is Decide Your Destiny. This slogan reinforces the conference learning objective: Today’s decisions shape tomorrow’s reality. Together, these elements make up the NOAC theme.

For some, destiny might evoke the image of a mountaintop, or some other summit. But our future is not a journey upward; it’s a journey inward. It’s not a pyramid, but a maze. Each decision we make can bring us closer to the center—or send us spiraling out toward the edges. The maze represents the decisions we make each year.

The logo itself evokes the centennial logo, but evolved into something more symbolic. It’s both a literal challenge to be solved and an open question: what’s at the center of the maze?