The Centennial Challenge
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow in 2015, plans are
being made to host the biggest and and most exciting National Order of the Arrow
Conference in history. The goal is to provide as many Arrowmen as possible the
chance to hang out with 10,000 of their closest friends; in this spirit, the
Order is launching its Centennial Challenge!
How this works:
Every lodge across the country is eligible to bring as many Arrowmen as they
can to NOAC 2015, which will be held from August 3-8 at Michigan State
University. The first step in the Centennial Challenge is to set an attendance
goal for your lodge. Here are a couple of suggested goals for your lodge to seek
- Bring at least 6% of your 2013 recharter membership; or
- Bring 15% more than your lodge’s participation at NOAC 2012; after all,
fifteen blazes led us to the circle!
Select the option that best fits your lodge and its members. The key is to
provide every opportunity to as many of your members as possible to attend NOAC
2015. For those few lodges that were unable to attend NOAC 2012, consider a
realistic and attainable goal that fits your lodge. If you need help, consider
checking with your section adviser or Centennial Guide (details below).
The Order is heavily committed to your lodge and its success at recruiting
for NOAC 2015. A few resources have been developed to assist you in the
- To assist lodges' journeys to the 2015 conference, every lodge has been
assigned a Centennial Guide who, like Kitchkinet, can "guide" your lodge
throughout the Centennial Challenge. This guide will be in contact in the
near future with your lodge to discuss goals and plans.
- Centennial Updates will be emailed to key lodge leadership on a regular
basis between now and NOAC 2015. These updates will be packed full of the
best ideas from around the country on how to recruit more lodge members for
NOAC. They will also include promotional materials for lodges to use.
Updates and more ideas on how to reach your Centennial Challenge goal and share
the fun and excitement of NOAC 2015 will be coming in the near future!