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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 September 1

Our next Tendeuchen Chapter Meeting is Thursday, June 2, 7:30 PM, at Northwest Christian Church. We will welcome our new Ordeal members, help older Ordeal members prepare for Brotherhood and will plan our fall service project . We will have a craft and/or game. We will also have 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 7 PM with our meeting starting at 7:30 PM.

Lodge News

Next Lodge Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend July 22-24 at Camp Oyo

It takes many members to put on a successful Ordeal weekend. We need people in the kitchen, as service crew leaders, elangomats, ritual team, and more. Our Chapter's Will Bartram is now the Lodge Ritual Chair and Wesley Barwinski is the Lodge Elangomat Chair. Please come and help out.

If you haven’t been to an Ordeal since you were inducted, you are missing out. The experience is very different for members: you eat great food all weekend, choose your own service, and get to meet (and talk all day to) fellow Arrowmen from troops around our council. The Lodge has asked us to supply elangomats for all our candidates. This is a great opportunity to get involved and serve your fellow scouts. If you are not a Brotherhood member, you can become one at any of the Ordeal weekends. You will learn more about the Order of the Arrow and get to see the best ceremony it has to offer. Registration & information

Note: There is also an Ordeal Weekend July 8-10 at Camp Oyo. This will be a Shawnee Chapter sponsered Ordeal with a limited number of Candidates but is open to all Lodge candidates. Registration & information

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.

2016 OA Dues

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


July 8-10 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo (Special)
July 22-24 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo
Aug 12-14 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Chief Logan
Sept 9-11 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Lazarus
Oct 28-31 – Fall Fellowship at Falling Rock
Nov 4-6 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC)

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 June 23, 2016.