What’s the scoop on a white-on-red Order of the Arrow sash?

expertlogo1As if you needed another reason to attend NOAC next summer.

You know the National Order of the Arrow Conference is the OA’s signature event. You know 2015 is the Order of the Arrow’s 100th Anniversary. Right there you’ve got two incredible reasons to attend on Aug. 3-8, 2015, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

Here’s reason No. 3 (of about 10,000): Each NOAC participant will get a special-edition red sash. That’s a sash with a white arrow on a red band— or the reverse of what Arrowmen typically wear (seen above).

Scouter Craig Fosburg heard rumors about this sash and contacted me for details. I passed his question along to the expert. Matthew Dukeman, associate director of the Order of the Arrow, provided the official response:

The sash is only available to those who attend NOAC 2015. Full info on the red sash is available on this page.

Please also note (as it is not in the above article) that the images of sashes you have seen online are prototypes. The National OA Committee is still determining whether to have all NOAC 2015 participants have the same sash or if there will be different sashes based on an individual Arrowmen’s current honor.

The official decision will be made by the spring of 2015.

NOAC 2015 Registration

Councils will be receiving a contingent registration packet in the mail during the month of June 2014.

Contingent Registration for NOAC 2015 will open on Aug. 1, 2014

Find details at the NOAC 2015 site.

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