2009 Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree

Craig Leighty announced information for the 2009 pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree on Patch-L yesterday.  Perhaps the most surprising news, is that it will be held on campus at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and will be part of the official NOAC program.

ISCA is the International Scout Traders Association.  The Trade-O-Ree will run from July 30 through August 1, 2009. The arrival day at NOAC.

ISCA will host the 2009 Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree in partnership with the Order of the Arrow.

The Trade-O-Ree will be held on campus (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana) in the Mellencamp Pavilion, an air conditioned, football sized athletic facility that will be a short walk from the NOAC contingent registration area.

Trade-O-Ree Hours:

Thursday, 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM,

Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM and

Saturday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The Trade-O-Ree on Saturday (along with seminars, training classes and a display competition) will be part of the official NOAC program for NOAC participants.

ISCA will even have a booth in the NOAC registration area directing contingents to the Trade-O-Ree on Saturday making this probably the largest and most attended Trade-O-Ree ever.

There will also be a ISCA only preview of the pre-NOAC TOR on the afternoon of Wednesday July 29, 2009.

More information will be forthcoming on the ISCA Website.


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Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Veterans Day – 2008



It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

— Father Dennis Edward O’Brian, USMC