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Tendeuchen Chapter
Tecumseh Lodge
Order of the Arrow

Welcome to the Tendeuchen Chapter website. The Tendeuchen Chapter (pronounced ten-DOY-chen) is made up of all the Arrowmen who are registered in the Buckeye District, Simon Kenton Council.

Our activities include participation in Lodge functions, such as the Ordeal induction weekends, fellowships, and training, as well as special Chapter activities. We have performed a number of service projects in the past, especially at Camp Lazarus, and we have an active Native American dance team and Venture Crew who make appearances at Eagle Courts of Honor, Blue and Gold Banquets, and the Maple Sugar Festival. Every year we also have a Chapter Fellowship in March at Camp Lazarus as part of the Maple Sugar Festival.

The Tendeuchen Chapter normally meets in conjunction with Roundtable first Thursday of every month. Roundtable starts at 7pm and all are welcome, our chapter meeting will be 7:30-8:30 pm as a break-out session. We meet at the Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., 43221 in Upper Arlington. Exceptions are July and August which have no meetings. All members of the Order of the Arrow are welcome at these meetings.

Our Chapter operates a Native American dance team . Practice information is below when appropriate. Anyone interested in joining the dance team is welcome to attend. No experience or even talent necessary. Young women 14 to 20 are also invited to join.

Chapter News

Tendeuchen Chapter Meeting December 1

Our next meeting will be December 1 Roundtable. The chapter meeting will be 7:30 to 8:30 pm. We will hold our chapter elections and need candidates. See article below. We will also prepare for Troop OA elections by selecting neighborhood leaders and training teams. Please join us; we need lots of help to help run Troop elections during OA election season. Another item will be to plan dance team practices. There also will be a game and a snack. All OA members are encouraged to attend and Troop OA Representatives are expected. We start gathering for fellowship at the start of Roundtable at 7pm with our meeting starting at 7:30 PM. More details will be on the Tendeuchen website.

Chapter Elections Approaching

At our December Chapter meeting we will be electing officers for 2017. The Chapter positions are Chapter Chief and Vice-Chiefs of Administration, Service/Activities, and Dance Team/Ceremonies. Please consider using your talent to help lead our Chapter into the future.

Troop and Team Elections Being Scheduled

To arrange for an OA election for your Troop or Team please contact Paul Post the Tendeuchen Chapter Advisor. Elections are available starting now and must be completed by February 27.

Lodge News

Health Form Required for OA Overnight Events

A medical form will now be required for everyone attending any OA event and staying overnight. This is so we will be in compliance with National BSA policy. Day visitors will not be required to have the form however all others will. Bring a COPY (not the original) of the form with you to the event as it might not be returned at the end of the event. BSA Medical Form Note: This form will need to be brought to each OA outing you attend.

2017 OA Dues

It is time to pay your 2017 OA dues! You can pay them at the Tecumseh Lodge website. Dues for 2017 are $15 if you paid dues in 2015 or $20 if you did not pay dues in 2016 (includes reinstatement fee).

Staying In Touch

We have a Facebook Group Page - Tendeuchen Chapter OA - (closed registration) for the Chapter. Request to join and someone will add you. Once membership in our Chapter is verified you will be provided access to the Facebook Group.

To keep up to date on all of our events and activities, please join our Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group/tendeuchen-chapter?hl=en.

Upcoming Events


March 10-12 –Tendeuchen Chapter Spring Fellowship/ Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
March 31 - April 1 – Spring Fellowship/Lodge Banquet at Camp Lazarus
April 28-30 – Buckeye District Turtle Camporee and Callout
May 12-14 – Section C-4B Conclave at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
June 2-4 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Camp Falling Rock
July 21-23 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo
Aug 11-13 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Chief Logan
Sept 8-10 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Lazarus
Oct 20-22 – Fall Fellowship at Falling Rock
Nov 3-5 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) at Camp Lazarus

Contact Information

Chapter Chief:
Brannon Machir

Vice Chief of Administration:
Will Bartram

Vice Chief of Service/Activities:
Hunter Hires

Vice Chief of Dance Team and Ceremonies:
Ezekiel Atkinson

Past Chapter Chief:
Jordy Mason

Chapter Advisor:
Paul Post
(614) 799-0086

Other Pages:

Unit Representatives

Unit Elections

Chapter Photos



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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated November 28, 2016.