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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 1

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. At the next few meetings, we will start work on a Native American choker building project. We will prepare for chapter elections and unit elections that start in December. 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 Service Project and Fall Fellowship

We helped with the set up for Monster Mash at Camp Lazarus on October 6. We helped setting up the castle and the mausoleum. We also provided lunch for the volunteers (including non-OA volunteers). Thanks to all who helped out and got a lot of work done!

Saturday October 6 we also had our Chapter fall fellowshipat The Escape Room USA Columbus. Quinlan and Ryan lead us in solving Escape from the Titanic. We escaped with over 6 minutes remaining and used only one of our three official clues although we did have some other help from our guide.

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 
Quinlan Rentzsch if you are interested in joining or learning more.

Lodge News



For the past twenty years the Sections of Area 4 have come together to host a first class training experience. With the merger of Sections C4A and C4B a new opportunity arose. Partnering with Section C6B in western Ohio, Section C4 will build on the legacy of ALTC with its new training event, FORUM. Named for the famed Greek Forums of antiquity, this event will provide both training through demonstration and lecture along with a new focus on idea sharing and open discussion. Plan to join us this November 2-4, 2018 at Camp Lazarus for an exciting weekend of fun, learning, and fellowship.

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: $31.50.

More information and registration is on the FORUM website

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 2019OA 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

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


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 October 29, 2018.