As was said before, the National Order of the Arrow Conference is a great event to attend and can be a very memorable experience. But, unfortunately, the costs for this trip can become very high. So, in order to ease some of the burden for the youth members in the lodge to attend the conference, the lodge issues what is called a NOAC Flap. The money raised in the selling of these patches, helps go toward the costs.
This was the first year that Ohlone Lodge sent a contingent to the National Conference. There were two patches created, a Black border to be used and traded by contingent members, and the Aqua border to the trader available to the general public.
Unfortunately, the patch maker made a mistake and sent us a batch of patches that were much too small. So, we had to have the patches remade, thus making 4 patch designs for the 1996 NOAC.