Re: What about patch trading at NOAC?
Wed, 29 Apr 1992 14:26:02 EDT
I attended the last 2 NOAC's (Colarado State and Indiana). At both
conferences, alot of patch trading was going on all the time.
Generally, the most trading (as I recall) went on in the afternoons,
and after the shows, going late into the night. Not being a trader
myself (I prefer to keep my memories, thank you very much, and don't
want other people's patches), I'm not sure what days would be best. I
did look at the patches being traded, and there were lots of people
everyday. The best way to find out what was going on would be to meet
someone going to the conference, and have them give you a call.
As for events, alot of different things go on. All of the lodges are
invited to participate in various sporting tournaments (basketball,
volleyball, etc). The main focus, however, is on training. There are
alot of 1 hr seesions focusing on various aspects of lodge operations
(Camp Promotion, Ceremonies Teams, Lodge-Council Relations, etc.), as
well as "ASk the Chief" type sessions, allowing people to ask
questions of the National OA officers. There are also alot of indian
craft sessions, as well as indian dancing (both individual and team)
competitions, ceremonies competitions (Ordeal, Brotherhood, and
possibly pre-ordeal and Vigil), as well as some really good shows.
(and patch trading, of course)
ASM, Troop 7 Foxboro
Old Colony Council, BSA
NOAC '88, '90 ('92, I wish)
(Philmont or the National Jamboree around and in between)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City