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Been to NOAC? Heading there? Chat about the Order's bi-annual gathering


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  1. 06 NOAC Website

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  2. 2012 NOAC at Michigan State 1 2

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  3. Just Seen The Photos

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  4. NOAC 2009 1 2

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  5. NOAC 2015 1 2

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  6. NOAC 2020

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  7. NOAC 2022 - Who is going?

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  8. Noac as a Adult

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  9. NOAC Contingent Fees

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  10. NOAC video

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  11. OA ?????

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  12. OA Shows

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    • Welcome to the forum, @FirstClass . As each religious organization creates their own requirements my guess is the scout can either keep wearing the old award, or not. And if they want the new one then they'll have to earn it first.
    • Hello there, I'm not quite sure where to post this question so I'll post it here for now. I'll keep my question short as to quicken reading time. What does a scout do if they convert to a different faith? Say they earned the award as a Christian but they now practice Buddhism; do they need to do the program over again or can they simply switch the pin to the one corresponding faith they now follow?
    • In fact, if anyone has a council (or other) list of theses/projects could you add it here? These are the ones I have found: Atlanta Area Council Chicksaw Council Dan Beard Council Mid America Council Middle Tennessee Council NorCal College of Commissioner Science    
    • I think its a good way to provide structure for ongoing raining and development for commissioners. But I've been in very different councils. One dropped the whole "college" and degrees language, as they found it a little too pretentious. Another only held one every couple years. The pandemic has done some good, at least, in encouraging more online colleges. Makes it easier to get some needed classes in.  As for the 'doctorate', there is a wide variety of quality I have seen. Some are basically like woodbadge tickets. Others are serious research papers that would be worthy of a university term paper or a published journal article.  My approach has been that I identified a pet project that required research, advocacy, and action. One that I'd want to champion anyway, and found a way to make it fit into the model for a college of commissioner science thesis/project. That's helped focus a little. And it's a good way to review the last few years of commissioner service and scouting activity and see what I've contributed.  I am surprised there is no national database of theses. And only about a half dozen councils I have found seem to have lists online. It would be nice to have once central location so nobody reinvents the wheel, and can rely on the other work already out there, otherwise, why go to all the effort?  As a real-life college professor, I have found some commissioner thesis that would be on par with a university term paper or capstone project, and others that are little more than collections of already existing resources and a short reflective essay on how this could work in the author's unit, district, or council. Certainly, nobody should be going around adding "PhD" to their name because they finish this. You get a nice little knot instead. 
    • He ceases to be an active Arrowman, that is the terminology I would use. 
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