Q/A: What to Bring to NOAC
(Uniforms and Equipment)
Q: What should a participant bring to NOAC? What does a
lodge contingent need to bring?
A: Each participant should plan to bring two or three uniforms and the
recommended personal equipment, as described below. Lodges should make
sure they have the contingent equipment listed at the end.
Official NOAC Uniform
The Official Scout Uniform for youth and leaders at NOAC is:
- Scout shorts or trousers
- Scout shirt, short-sleeve casual
- Scout khaki web or leather belt
- Scout socks
- Scout visored cap (mesh) or conference cap
- Order of the Arrow sash
The activities uniform for youth and leaders at NOAC is:
- NOAC T-shirt or golf shirt
- Scout shorts
- Scout belt
- Scout socks
- Scout or conference visored cap
Participants attending seminars, shows, and training sessions will be
expected to be in full official Scout uniform. The activity uniform
is for use in athletic events only.
On Founder's Day, Wednesday July 31, Arrowmen may wear the conference golf shirt or T-shirt with Scout pants or shorts, Scout socks, and Scout or conference visored cap.
Each participant is encouraged to also bring one or more T-shirts as
a silkscreen opportunity is planned for Founder's Day.
T-shirts are not to be worn at special functions.
Absolutely no variations to the official Scout uniform are to be made. No hats, helmets, or caps, other than those listed as the official NOAC uniform, shall be worn enroute or at the conference. (Contingent leaders are expected to set the example!)
While aboard planes, trains, buses, or automobiles enroute, youth and
leaders should wear the official Scout uniform.
Recommended Personal Equipment:
The following personal equipment is recommended for NOAC participants:
- Beach towel (Towels are not to be taken from residence halls)
- Personal water bottle
- Emergency phone numbers (including work numbers)
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Sun glasses
- Shaving kit
- Alarm clock
- Small portable fan
- Camera and Film
- Small radio with headset
- Rain gear
- Photo ID
- Swimming Suit
IU will provide 2 sheets, a blanket, pillow, and 2 towels.
REMEMBER! All participants must have a completed class 3 medical form to turn into the NOAC registration office.
Required Contingent Equipment:
- 1 Wooden lodge flap emblem for opening show
- 4 Contingent rosters
- 1 For contingent leader, with name, address and emergency contact phone number for each participant
- 2 For turn-in to NOAC registration
- 1 Just in case
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