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Inside Iowa State
July 17, 1998

Scouts arrive on campus Aug. 2

by Anne Dolan

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will bring about 7,000 uniformed visitors to campus Aug. 2-6. Every other year, Order of the Arrow, an elite division of the Boy Scouts of America, holds a national conference on a university campus that focuses on training and leadership. "Arrowmen" visiting Iowa State will range in age from eighth graders to adults.

"We're pleased to have these scouts on campus. Maybe some of them will be students here some day," said Liz Kurt, director of university conference services. "I hope employees at Iowa State will help make their conference a success."

The main activities at NOAC include ceremony evaluations, training, Native American events, special shows and a founders day celebration. In the mornings, Arrowmen will take part in leadership training activities in about a dozen classroom buildings on campus. Some of the more heavily used buildings will be Carver, Pearson, Curtiss, Marston, MacKay/LeBaron, Ross and Gilman halls. Afternoons are reserved for recreation tournaments and outdoor learning activities. NOAC participants will attend a special event in Hilton Coliseum each evening. A daily newspaper, put together by NOAC staff, will be produced in Hamilton Hall.

All ISU residence halls, except Westgate (and under- renovation Maple) will be occupied during the conference. Arrowmen will be assigned parking in residence hall lots and Iowa State Center lots, and CyRide will provide additional shuttle service between campus and the Iowa State Center.

Noon recreation schedules in State Gym, Beyer and Forker buildings may be modified Monday through Wednesday (Aug. 3-5) to accommodate NOAC activities. Regular campus users of those facilities should watch for special schedules.

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