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Other Program

Explore the unexpected and embrace the extraordinary in our eclectic Other category, offering unique experiences, surprises, and adventures that promise to ignite your curiosity and leave you inspired.

Eternal Bond Ceremony

This event at a NOAC is a spiritual ceremony to remember our departed OA brothers. If you sign-up to attend this event – you will receive an email in mid-June to submit a name of a departed OA brother from your lodge and a corresponding photo to be included in this special ceremony.

NOAC Science Fair

Ready to win big at a national science fair competition? Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or looking for your first taste of victory, register your exhibit for the fifth NOAC Science Fair! Once registered, you’ll receive competition details ahead of NOAC. Bring your exhibit for display all week and vie for top prizes at the NOAC Science Fair! Awards for the best exhibits will be given out on Thursday at 4pm. Find out more here.

ACES Village: Promote Your Conservation Service Project

Are you a lodge, section, or Scouting group looking to promote your conservation service project? We have saved you a spot! Take advantage of engaging thousands of Scouts at a national event and reserve a place in our ACES Village. Join us in promoting the message of conservation.

Volunteer Staff Opportunity: Adventure Central

Join the heart of the action at NOAC—Adventure Central! As a member of our volunteer staff , you’ll play a key role in delivering thrilling experiences, from rock climbing to SCUBA, archery to STEM adventures. Your commitment is in your hands, whether it’s just an afternoon or the entire week. Adventure Central will be open to participants Monday to Thursday, 1:00-5:00 pm.

For your dedication, a special patch awaits after a single day of service. Opt for three or more days, and you’ll be officially adopted by the NOAC staff , earning an exclusive Adventure Central Staff patch. Make your mark, elevate the experience, and be the guide to unforgettable moments. Adventure Central calls—answer it!

ArrowPride Favorite Things

Visit ArrowPride and come prepared to tell us about your favorite book or TV show, movie or podcast, magazine article, piece of art, recipe or anything else you want to share that may be of interest.

ArrowPride Discussion Hours

Join the ArrowPride team for a range of discussion hours to share and hear about experiences and best practices for supporting inclusive environments for all Scouts.

ArrowPride National Leadership Panel

Current and former OA National Officers who are LGBTQ+ will talk about their experiences in Scouting and the OA. Learn how you too can become a National Officer one day!

CU Boulder Lab Visits

University of Colorado Boulder has a collection of research laboratories just waiting for Delegates to come and learn about what might be in their future. Come and tour one of many university lab facilities!

Volunteer Staff Opportunity: GEO Museum Docent (Guide)

Do you have a few hours to provide cheerful service during the conference? The 2024 NOAC GEO (Goodman Edson Observatory – OA Museum) is looking for volunteer docents to assist in the GEO. Docents will receive a brief training before NOAC to assist GEO staff with security and guest relations. We will require around 90 Docents. Thank you for your service, cheerfulness, fellowship, and brotherhood.

SeaPerch Robotics Experience

Electric Boat/General Dynamics is sponsoring a six station STEM activity program targeting welding, robotics, electronics, and oceanography. Come build parts of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV)!

Technology Meet-Up

Come meet the national OA technology team, ask questions, learn about what the team does, and learn how you can get involved. This casual meet-up will allow you to meet some of the national OA technology subcommittee, discuss ideas, learn about upcoming projects, and talk about technology you use in your own lodge or section and how the national organization can help.

If you are looking for more information on how to register for an event, we recommend viewing the Program Registration Guide.