Informational eMail on 2009 NOAC

 

In this email you will find: * Staff Opportunity: Chiefs Corps * Personal Finance Tracker * New Medical Form FAQ * OAHA Goes International * Concierge Staff Requests Your Help * Reminder: Deposit Due * Remember the Power of One Staff Opportunity: The Chiefs Corps We are looking for Chiefs to further their commitment to LIVING THE LEGACY of servant leadership. This is a prime and unique opportunity to become a part of Order of the Arrow history by serving on the Chiefs Corps. The Chiefs Corps tradition began at the 2006 NOAC and became a real force at the 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit. The Chiefs Corps for the 2009 NOAC will provide manpower for conference needs, support VIP relations, work with the concierge service, and be the service corps to help make the conference happen. A select group of Arrowmen will be chosen to become members of the 2009 NOAC Chiefs Corps. The primary requirement to be eligible for consideration is that you are serving as a Chapter Chief or have served as a Lodge, Section, Region, or National Chief. Once selected, you will become part of the staff of the 2009 NOAC. In years to come, you will continue to be an alumni member of the Chiefs Corps. In 2010, some alumni will serve again as members of the OA Service Corps at the 100-year anniversary National Scout Jamboree. All will remain Chiefs Corps alumni, along with new chiefs selected in the future. To indicate your willingness to serve, simply complete the staff registration process for NOAC on the OA registration site (http://registration.oa-bsa.org). Complete the online NOAC staff application and select Logistics: Chiefs Corps as your preferred area of service. Applications will be online until March 31, 2009. Applications will be reviewed and approved by NOAC Conference Vice Chief Dylan Ellsworth, Lead Adviser Jeff Jonasen, and the National Office.

 

With your individual effort and with the collective efforts of the Chiefs Corps, we can help make the 2009 NOAC a success, while participating in many NOAC activities others don?t have the chance to experience. Please contact the Dylan Ellsworth (lemhiboyscout@gmail.com) if you have questions regarding the Chiefs Corps, and check out the National Events website (http://event.oa-bsa.org) for more NOAC information. See you at NOAC 09. I’m there!

 

Feature Resource: Personal Finance Tracker As a follow-up to the NOAC Contingent Fundraising Guide, the National Events Promotion Team has worked hard to provide an additional resource, the Personal Finance Tracker. The Personal Finance Tracker is a one page sheet that can be downloaded by individual Arrowmen to assist in tracking their progress as they fundraise for NOAC. Contingent Leaders should encourage their contingent members to download this sheet now, and start using it as they prepare for NOAC.

 

Click Here New Medical Form FAQ

 

1. What if a participant already has a physical completed on a Class 3 form that will be less than a year old at NOAC?

 

ANSWER: Anyone who has already completed a physical examination using the Class 3 Boy Scout Medical Form that will be less than 12 months old at the time of the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference, will not be required to complete another physical examination. They will need to submit the already completed Class 3 form along with the completed and signed “Part C” section of the new BSA Medical Form 34605. 2.

 

On page 3 of the new BSA Medical Form 34605, next to the doctor’s signature line, what is the purpose of the red arrow? Does it allow for an electronic signature? Is it an encryption tool?

 

ANSWER: The form was designed to allow for an electronic signature. The remainder of the form allows the applicant to fill in the information and save the document to their computer. When it is time for their examination and visit with their physician, participants need to print the form and complete all of the physical exam sections and all of the appropriate signatures by hand. There is no plan at this time to use the electronic signature feature for the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference.

 

3. Since the form has the capacity to save the information that Arrowmen input, and knowing that we are going to submit forms electronically prior to NOAC do participants have the doctor sign the form electronically or do they print the form, hand write all the necessary information, scan the form and then be prepared to submit it to the registration site?

 

ANSWER: When it is time for their examination and visit with their physician, they need to print the form and complete all of the physical exam sections and all of the appropriate signatures by hand. Further instructions will be provided, at a later date, as to how the form will be specifically submitted electronically to the National Office and to the NOAC Medical Staff. OA High Adventure Goes International Atikokan – Northern TierIn 2009, the Order of the Arrow will be piloting its first international OA High Adventure program at Northern Tier’s Donald Rogert Canoe Base at Atikokan in Canada. Building on 10 years of success with the OA’s presence at Northern Tier’s Charles L. Sommers canoe base, the Wilderness Voyage has been the leading provider of portage trail maintenance in the Boundary Waters. There will be limited space so please sign up as soon as possible. For more information about this new program, please click here. Overall, the summer of 2009 is primed to be the most adventurous that the Order of Arrow High Adventure programs has taken on. Northern Tier will launch its maiden Odyssey into Canada. The Wilderness Voyage program at Northern Tier will celebrate its 10th anniversary of repairing and building portage trails. The Ocean Adventure will be assisting local agencies in the Key West area to beautify the local community and putting their PADI SCUBA certification to good use. The Philmont Trail Crew program will continue building trails for Scouting’s future by continuing its efforts on the Chandler Canyon Trail. Keep in mind that the Ocean Adventure Program is SOLD OUT for 2009! If you would like to participate in OAOA in 2010, you should sign up for OA Trail Crew, OA Wilderness Voyage or OA Canadian Odyssey because preference will be given to alums of each of these programs. With that said, there is still space available within the three other Programs: Trail Crew, Voyage and Odyssey. For additional information about each of these programs, please check out http://adventure.oa-bsa.org Concierge Staff Requests Your Help Concierge Staff. The Concierge Staff at NOAC, which debuted in the January 1 issue of the NOAC News You Can Use, is looking for NOAC Contingent Planbooks. If your lodge has produced a planbook that they would like to share with the concierge staff, please email a copy to nept@oa-bsa.org.

 

The Concierge Staff is looking to use these planbooks to compile examples of some of the planning tools that lodges pass down from NOAC to NOAC. Reminder: Deposits Due Soon I’m There Do not forget that a $100 deposit is due by March 1, 2009 for all NOAC participants and staff. Remember that as soon as you pay your deposit, you will receive a copy of the I’m There  NOAC Promotions Patch. Remember the Power of One “The power of one man or one woman doing the right thing for the right reason, and at the right time, is the greatest influence in our society.” Jack Kemp We sent you this email because you subscribed for updates. If you’d rather not receive email updates from National Order of the Arrow Events, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by clicking here. Copyright  2009 National Order of the Arrow http://www.oa-bsa.org

 

 

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OMG! I think my eyes are bleeding! Some paragraph breaks would increase readability. <_<

By ISCA87L on January 17th, 2009 at 7:47 am

i got my edgeamacationd and i read good but stuff like this I normaly skip cause its long without breaks… But Cause I am going I gave it a read thoe…. thanks jason…

SHAUN

By redneck_patch_trader on January 17th, 2009 at 9:06 am

In this email you will find:

* Staff Opportunity: Chiefs Corps
* Personal Finance Tracker
* New Medical Form FAQ
* OAHA Goes International
* Concierge Staff Requests Your Help
* Reminder: Deposit Due
* Remember the Power of One

Staff Opportunity: The Chiefs Corps
We are looking for Chiefs to further their commitment to LIVING THE LEGACY of servant leadership. This is a prime and unique opportunity to become a part of Order of the Arrow history by serving on the Chiefs Corps.

The Chiefs Corps tradition began at the 2006 NOAC and became a real force at the 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit. The Chiefs Corps for the 2009 NOAC will provide manpower for conference needs, support VIP relations, work with the concierge service, and be the service corps to help make the conference happen.

A select group of Arrowmen will be chosen to become members of the 2009 NOAC Chiefs Corps. The primary requirement to be eligible for consideration is that you are serving as a Chapter Chief or have served as a Lodge, Section, Region, or National Chief.

Once selected, you will become part of the staff of the 2009 NOAC. In years to come, you will continue to be an alumni member of the Chiefs Corps. In 2010, some alumni will serve again as members of the OA Service Corps at the 100-year anniversary National Scout Jamboree. All will remain Chiefs Corps alumni, along with new chiefs selected in the future.

To indicate your willingness to serve, simply complete the staff registration process for NOAC on the OA registration site (http://registration.oa-bsa.org). Complete the online NOAC staff application and select ?Logistics: Chiefs Corps? as your preferred area of service. Applications will be online until March 31, 2009. Applications will be reviewed and approved by NOAC Conference Vice Chief Dylan Ellsworth, Lead Adviser Jeff Jonasen, and the National Office.

With your individual effort and with the collective efforts of the Chiefs Corps, we can help make the 2009 NOAC a success, while participating in many NOAC activities others don?t have the chance to experience. Please contact the Dylan Ellsworth (lemhiboyscout@gmail.com) if you have questions regarding the Chiefs Corps, and check out the National Events website (http://event.oa-bsa.org) for more NOAC information.

Feature Resource: Personal Finance Tracker
As a follow-up to the NOAC Contingent Fundraising Guide, the National Events Promotion Team has worked hard to provide an additional resource ? the Personal Finance Tracker.

The Personal Finance Tracker is a one page sheet that can be downloaded by individual Arrowmen to assist in tracking their progress as they fundraise for NOAC. Contingent Leaders should encourage their contingent members to download this sheet now, and start using it as they prepare for NOAC. Click Here

New Medical Form FAQ
1. What if a participant already has a physical completed on a Class 3 form that will be less than a year old at NOAC?

ANSWER: Anyone who has already completed a physical examination using the Class 3 Boy Scout Medical Form that will be less than 12 months old at the time of the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference, will not be required to complete another physical examination. They will need to submit the already completed Class 3 form along with the completed and signed “Part C” section of the new BSA Medical Form 34605.

2. On page 3 of the new BSA Medical Form 34605, next to the doctor?s signature line, what is the purpose of the red arrow? Does it allow for an electronic signature? Is it an encryption tool?

ANSWER: The form was designed to allow for an electronic signature. The remainder of the form allows the applicant to fill in the information and save the document to their computer. When it is time for their examination and visit with their physician, participants need to print the form and complete all of the physical exam sections and all of the appropriate signatures by hand. There is no plan at this time to use the electronic signature feature for the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference.

3. Since the form has the capacity to save the information that Arrowmen input, and knowing that we are going to submit forms electronically prior to NOAC do participants have the doctor sign the form electronically or do they print the form, hand write all the necessary information, scan the form and then be prepared to submit it to the registration site?

ANSWER: When it is time for their examination and visit with their physician, they need to print the form and complete all of the physical exam sections and all of the appropriate signatures by hand. Further instructions will be provided, at a later date, as to how the form will be specifically submitted electronically to the National Office and to the NOAC Medical Staff.

OA High Adventure Goes International
Atikokan – Northern TierIn 2009, the Order of the Arrow will be piloting its first international OA High Adventure program at Northern Tier’s Donald Rogert Canoe Base at Atikokan in Canada. Building on 10 years of success with the OA’s presence at Northern Tier’s Charles L. Sommers canoe base, the Wilderness Voyage has been the leading provider of portage trail maintenance in the Boundary Waters. There will be limited space so please sign up as soon as possible. For more information about this new program, please click here.

Overall, the summer of 2009 is primed to be the most adventurous that the Order of Arrow High Adventure programs has taken on. Northern Tier will launch its maiden Odyssey into Canada. The Wilderness Voyage program at Northern Tier will celebrate its 10th anniversary of repairing and building portage trails. The Ocean Adventure will be assisting local agencies in the Key West area to beautify the local community and putting their PADI SCUBA certification to good use. The Philmont Trail Crew program will continue building trails for Scouting’s future by continuing its efforts on the Chandler Canyon Trail.

Keep in mind that the Ocean Adventure Program is SOLD OUT for 2009! If you would like to participate in OAOA in 2010, you should sign up for OA Trail Crew, OA Wilderness Voyage or OA Canadian Odyssey because preference will be given to alums of each of these programs.

With that said, there is still space available within the three other Programs: Trail Crew, Voyage and Odyssey. For additional information about each of these programs, please check out http://adventure.oa-bsa.org

Concierge Staff Requests Your Help
Concierge StaffThe Concierge Staff at NOAC, which debuted in the January 1 issue of the NOAC News You Can Use, is looking for NOAC Contingent Planbooks. If your lodge has produced a planbook that they would like to share with the concierge staff, please email a copy to [email]nept@oa-bsa.org[/email]. The Concierge Staff is looking to use these planbooks to compile examples of some of the planning tools that lodges pass down from NOAC to NOAC.

Reminder: Deposits Due Soon
Do not forget that a $100 deposit is due by March 1, 2009 for all NOAC participants and staff. Remember that as soon as you pay your deposit, you will receive a copy of the I?m There ? NOAC Promotions Patch.

Remember the Power of One
“The power of one man or one woman doing the right thing for the right reason, and at the right time, is the greatest influence in our society.” Jack Kemp

By missingarrow on January 18th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Thanks for taking the time to edit that. Much better! Frankly, I don’t remember anything about the Chiefs Corps at the 2006 NOAC. Did they get a special patch?

By ISCA87L on January 21st, 2009 at 3:50 am

Didn’t reformat that mess… just copied and pasted from my email.

This was the first I had heard of the Chief Corps as well. To be honest I thought it sounded fairly elitist and plain weird. Recruiting Chapter Chiefs, Lodge Chiefs, Section Chiefs, etc. “All will remain Chiefs Corps alumni, along with new chiefs selected in the future.” Guess being in the OA is no longer enough anymore…

As for patches I haven’t seen any. This was the image that was included in the newsletter with the article above.

Could be a patch design I suppose?

-Dan

Just so I don’t get accused of whining… I was a Chapter Chief and a two term Lodge Chief. I still think its ridiculous to have a Chief Crops.

By missingarrow on January 21st, 2009 at 4:01 am

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