Now that the ties of Brotherhood are upon you, what’s next?
• Get into your chapter/lodge activity weekends!
✔ Inductions Weekend – In the South, this is done during the winter. Up North, it may be done in warmer times of the year, including at Summer Camp.
✔ Spring Conclave – Let’s have fun.
✔ Service Weekend – Let’s help camp get ready for summer and have fun doing it.
✔ Fall Fellowship – Let’s have fun.
✔ Section Conference – A group of lodges in your area having fun.
✔ NOAC – All the lodges in the nation having fun.
• Work with your Troops/Crew OA Representative.
• Find a place to help out in your chapter.
✔ Ceremonies Team – Lots of ceremonies to perform. Principals, regalia, etc.
✔ Drum Team – Keep the beat and feel the spirit. Drummers, Dancers, etc.
✔ Spirit Team – Always need help with planning upcoming events.
✔ Elections Team – Helping others to look for their arrow.
✔ Leadership Team – Lots of positions to fill. Chapter Chief, Assistant CC, Treasurer, Historian, Elingomats, etc.
• Adults brothers can help give leadership to the chapter and lodge teams. Typically if you are not the chapter advisor you’re an associate advisor of some capacity.
• Youth brothers in the spirit of the OA should strive to achieve the highest scouting rank.
• Remember Troop/Crew service comes before Chapter or Lodge.
⚠️ Fact Checked: There was no NOAC in 2010 there was a National Jamboree. There was a NOAC in 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 which messed up the scheduled “four-year” scheme. The 2020 NOAC was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
🌐 BSA National OA Website: https://oa-bsa.org/
📺 Tipisa Lodge NOAC 2015 Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCejMAY4zaITjtcei7Z5IEmw/
🎬 ScouterStan Video Blog NOAC 2012 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlP1tCTA5P8xWKodT1c0jRoby6bXbKz3Q
🎬 ScouterStan Vlog NOAC 2015 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJojecnW_zSpbbfWId6onJT64TTkUX-k7