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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 January 3

Our Chapter meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, at Northwest Christian Church. Northwest Christian Church is at 1340 Fishinger Rd., 43221 in Upper Arlington. We will check up on unit elections. We will also plan dance team practices. 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. We will also will have 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.

New Chapter Officers Elected
Congratulations to our new officers who were elected at our December meeting.

New Chapter Advisor
We also welcome our new Chapter Advisor, Kurt Tekaucic. Kurt has been very involved in Blackfoot, NYLT, JLOW, and at Lodge events. He is finishing up his tickets for Wood Badge. Thanks Kurt!

Troop and Team Elections Being Scheduled
To arrange an OA election for your Troop or Team please contact Paul Post or Kurt Tekaucic the Tendeuchen Chapter Advisor. Elections are available starting now and must be completed by February 26. Any questions? Let us know.

Dance Team
The Dance Team will begin reforming for the coming dance season soon. We will also be getting together several times this fall to work on gear. We will do repair some plus make and buy some new items. We are also encouraging youth to learn to drum and sing. Contact 
Ryan Rigden if you are interested in joining or learning more.

Lodge News

Lodge Leadership Development (LLD)

9:00 AM, January 26, 2019
Simon Kenton Council Service Center
807 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43212

LLD is the Lodge annual training session for Lodge and Chapter Officers as well as anyone who wants to learn more about the OA and our Lodge. Here you will learn everything on how the Lodge operates and what it takes to have a successful Chapter. We highly recommend this day of training for all OA Members especially members who want to be a Chapter or Lodge Officer and OA Troop Reps. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8:00 AM at the Simon Kenton Council Service Center and a lunch will be served mid-day.

A Lodge Executive Committee meeting will immediately follow the training session.
This is a free event and all who are interested may attend however we do ask that you pre-register so we know how much food to buy.

Register for the LLD

Lodge Winter Awars Banquet

6:00 PM, January 26, 2019
Simon Kenton Council Service Center
807 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43212

Tecumseh Lodge will hold our annual Winter Awards Banquet at the Simon Kenton Council Service Center this year.

We invite you to come out for an evening of Fellowship, a chance to meet your 2019 Officers and Advisers and to help us honor those who have served our Lodge in 2018. We will begin gathering at about 5:00 PM with the Banquet beginning at about 6:00 PM. The awards presentations will follow the meal. The cost for this evening will be $20.00 and we do ask that you pre-register since this event will be catered and we need to let them know how many will be coming.

Register for the Banquet

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.

2019 OA Dues

It is time to pay your 2019 OA dues! You can pay them at the Tecumseh Lodge website. Dues for 2019 are $15 if you paid dues in 2018 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


January 3Chapter Meeting
January 26Lodge Leadership Development
January 26 Lodge Banquet
February 7Chapter Meeting
March 7Chapter Meeting
March 8-10Chapter Spring Fellowship/Maple Syrup Festival
                         at Camp Lazarus
April 4Chapter Meeting
April 5-7Lodge Spring Fellowship at Camp Lazarus
May 2Chapter Meeting
May 17-19 Section C4 Conclave
May 31-June 2Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Camp Falling Rock
June 6 Chapter Meeting
July 19-21Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo
Aug 9-11Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Chief Logan Scout Reservation
Sept 6-8Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Camp Lazarus
Oct 11-13 Fall Fellowship at Camp Falling Rock
Nov 1-3 Forum at Camp Lazarus

Contact Information

Chapter Chief:
Will Bartram

Vice Chief of Administration:
Shaun Hamilton

Vice Chief of Service/Activities:
Noah Johnson

Vice Chief of Dance Team and Ceremonies:
Quinlan Rentzsch

Chapter Secretary
Austin Shearer

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 January 1, 2019.