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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 November 2

Our next Chapter meeting will be at the November 2nd Roundtable. We will start some paracord projects. Over the next few meetings we are going to make a variety of paracord projects. Arrowmen are to bring $5 to pay for supplies. We will start preparing for chapter elections and unit elections that start in December. We will also start planning a Klondike station. Meetings have a game or craft 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. Our Chapter normally meets in conjunction with the Buckeye District Roundtable the first Thursday of every month (September through May) from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., 43221 in Upper Arlington.

Chapter Sevice Project and Fall Fellowship

We helped with the set up for Monster Mash at Camp Lazarus on October 7. We helped setting up the big tent, the castle, and the haunted hospital. We also provided lunch for the volunteers (including non-OA volunteers). Thanks to all who helped out and got a lot of work done! For our fellowship, we smashed pumpkins and then went out to dinner at Smash Burger. You could say we had a smashing evening.

Dance Team Forming Drum/Singing Group

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 
Ezekiel Atkinson if you are interested in joining or learning more.

Lodge News
Area Leadership Training Conference

The Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) is a gathering of lodge leaders from across Eastern Ohio and all of West Virginia. ALTC is November 3-5 at Camp Lazarus. The conference is a one of a kind learning experience lead by some of the most skilled Arrowmen from Section C-4A and Section C-4B. This year's program will emphasize skills to better equip lodge leadership for success within the lodge and beyond. Explore this website to learn more about the conference. All Arrowmen are welcome. It is really training for all Arrowmen interested in developing their leadership skills and is very helpful for chapter, lodge, and other leadership roles. Food and cabin space are included in the fee, as well as all training materials. Cost: $38. More information and registration is on the ALTC website.

Vigil Honor Nominations

Vigil Honor nomination information is on the Lodge website. All Arrowmen may nominate Arrowmen for the Honor. Vigil Honor members will gather Decemeber 2 to review the nominations and the youth Vigil Honor members present will select the Vigil Honor candidates.

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 2016 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


November 2 – Chapter Meeting
Nov 3-5 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) at Camp Lazarus
December 2 – Vigil Selection Committee Meeting at Camp Lazarus
December 7 – Chapter Meeting


January 4 – Chapter Meeting
January 20 – University of Scouting at Westerville Central HS
January 27 – Lodge Leadership Development 2018 at Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 West Dublin Granville Road
January 27 – Lodge Banquet at Northwest Masonic Temple 2436 West Dublin Granville Road
February 1 – Chapter Meeting
March 1 – Chapter Meeting
March 9-11 – Chapter Spring Fellowship and Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
April 5 – Chapter Meeting
April 6-8 –
Lodge Spring Fellowship at Camp Falling Rock
May 3 – Chapter Meeting
May 4-6 – Thunderbase at Ross County Fairgrounds
May 18-20 – Ordeal/Brotherhood/Conclave Setup at Chief Logan Reservation
June 1-3 – Section C4 Conclave Tecumseh Lodge is hosting at Chief Logan Reservation
June 7 – Chapter Meeting
July ?-? – Ordeal/Brotherhood at Camp Oyo

July 30-August 4 – National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Indiana University
August 10-12 – Ordeal/Brotherhood at Camp Falling Rock
September 6 – Chapter Meeting
September 7-9 –
Ordeal/Brotherhood at Camp Lazarus
October 4 – Chapter Meeting
October 12-14 – Lodge Fall Fellowship at Chief Logan Reservation
November 1 – Chapter Meeting
November 2-4 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) at Camp Lazarus
December 1 – Vigil Selection Committee Meeting at Camp Lazarus
December 6 – Chapter Meeting

Contact Information

Chapter Chief:
Will Bartram

Vice Chief of Administration:
Jordy Mason

Vice Chief of Service/Activities:
JJ Wayne

Vice Chief of Dance Team and Ceremonies:
Ezekiel Atkinson

Chapter Secretary
Ryan Rigden

Past Chapter Chief:
Brannon Machir

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 May 31, 2017.