NOAC Support Staff
Support Staff Applicants
Special Instructions for Applicants who already
downloaded a paper form
Detailed NOAC Staff Application Process
Conference Committee Lead Advisers and Addresses
A National Order of the Arrow Conference could not function effectively
without the dedicated service of those Arrowmen who work with the conference
committees. These Arrowmen are referred to as "support staff".
Members of the NOAC support staff pay their own way to the conference,
often traveling with their own lodge contingent. At the conference,
they work for one or more days, some the entire week, in a support
role to help make the national conference a successful and
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A new on-line support staff application process is now being
used for this National OA Conference. The process is a combination
of electronic input and hard-copy forms for recording the
All Arrowmen interested in being considered for a support
staff assignment should apply online. They will receive a
completed printable Support Staff Application at the conclusion
of the initial process. (Arrowmen who have already submitted
a paper form should see the
Special Instructions below.)
A blank paper form is also available (see below) but this
will significantly slow down your assignment process and you may
not be able to check the status of your application on-line.
to begin the online staff application process.
Important! The deadline for submitting a signed
NOAC support staff
application to the National OA Office is February 15, 2002.
All Arrowmen interested in serving as NOAC support
staff members MUST have the OA Director, Scout
executive, lodge adviser, and a conference committee
lead adviser's approval before they will be sent a "Letter
of Assignment and Confirmation" of their selection as a
conference committee support staff member.
A more detailed description of the process is given below.
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If you downloaded a paper support staff application form before the
on-line site became active please follow these steps:
If you have not yet filled out the paper form, or have not yet
gotten all the required signatures:
- Discard the paper form
- Go to the online site and follow the regular application process
- Use the completed application form produced by the on-line site
to collect your signatures and submit them to the national office.
If you have already completed the paper form,
gotten the required signatures, and sent the
form to the Lead Adviser:
- Go to the online site and follow the application process to
enter your information and qualifications. Please enter the same
information as you listed on the paper form you submitted.
- When the on-line site says to print out a copy of your application
and use it to get the your signatures, just ignore that step. The paper
form you already submitted will provide the necessary approvals.
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- All Arrowmen interested in serving on the NOAC support staff
should apply on-line at
Alternately, they can secure a blank paper Support Staff
Application by writing, with a self-addressed
stamped envelope, to one of
the Conference Committee Lead Advisers or
can be down-loaded from the Order's official web site:
SUPPORT STAFF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM THE
NATIONAL OFFICE, BSA.
Note: Using a blank paper form will slow down your assignment
process and you may not be able to check the status of your
- Applicants complete the support staff application information
in the on-line Staff Application section. If using a non-electronic
form, you will also need to attach a
detailed description of your
qualifications to your completed form before returning the signed
application to the National Office. The capability to describe
your qualifications is available
in the on-line application process. Signatures of the local
Scout Executive and Lodge Adviser are required regardless of
the method used to apply for a position.
The deadline for
submitting a signed NOAC Support
Staff Application to the National Office is February 15, 2002.
- Applicants return the support staff application to the
National Office where the application will be processed for
approval by the Lead Adviser
of the committee on which the applicant wishes to serve.
- The Lead Adviser will electronically review the application
and either approve or reject the applicant.
If approved, the Lead Adviser ,
will update the on-line system indicating committee selection,
the applicants approved arrival date and first meal, and
updates the application status to indicate the completed
application is ready for OA Director final review and
If not selected, the Lead Adviser
updates the on-line system with notes on the rejection of the
application and updates the application to go into the
Staffing Pool. If an applicant is not
selected for a particular committee, but can be recommended for a
position on another committee, the Lead Adviser may forward the
application directly to another Lead Adviser for additional
- The OA Director reviews all applications and authorizes
final approval of all support staff. Upon final approval the
Director sends a Letter of Assignment and Confirmation to the
applicant and updates the on-line system to indicate the
Letter of Assignment and Confirmation has been sent to the
applicant and the application status is marked as being approved.
- The OA Director notifies those applicants not selected to
serve on the support staff electronically or in writing.
These letters are
sent after all staff positions are filled or by May 1, 2002,
whichever occurs first.
Applicants not selected for support staff in their first area of
interest are placed in the staffing pool maintained by the OA
Director. Some staff positions can be filled by individuals with
limited or no prior experience. All of the Conference Committee
Lead Advisers may review applications and select staff from the
staffing pool in order to fill their staff.
When an applicant is chosen from the staffing pool, the Lead Adviser
will contact the applicant to confirm the applicant's interest
in the position available. Once an applicant's interest is confirmed,
the approval process continues as outlined above.
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The following veteran Scouters, each with extensive
NOAC experience, have been appointed to serve as LEAD
ADVISERS to one of the functioning committees for the
2002 national conference.
(For more information on each committee's responsibilities,
see the National Conference Organizational
American Indian Events
815 S. Biscayne River Drive
Miami, FL 33169
Camping and High Adventure
9741 Purgatory Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4316
Bob Szczys, M.D.
3949 Da Vinci Drive
Longmont, CO 80503
Competitions and Recreation
702 8th Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722-4719
Inductions and Ceremonial Events
J. Terry Honan
3355 Chimney Point Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
J. Dan McCarthy
Quarters A, Edson Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2907
416 East Oakmont Drive
Bountiful, UT 84010
2803 NW Austin
Lawton, OK 73505
6208 Frontier Court
Eldersburg, MD 21784-6639
6320 Phyllis Lane
Alexandria, VA 22312-6402
Glenn Ault, M.D.
15684 La Subida Drive
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Leadership Development (Training)
10425 East Charter Oak Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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