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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 February 4

Our Tendeuchen Chapter Meeting is February 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Northwest Christian Church. We will update on Troop OA elections and plan our next events especially spring fellowship. Please join us; we continue to need of help to help running Troop elections during OA election season. Another item will be to plan dance team practices. There will be 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 7 PM with our meeting starting at 7:30 PM.

Chapter Spring Fellowship

Our Chapter Spring Fellowship will be on the second weekend of the Maple Syrup Festival March 11-13. The Chapter Fellowship will run from 7:00 pm Friday through Sunday morning. During the day we will be dancing; for those not on the dance team, the lodge needs help running the kitchen that weekend. The rest of the time, we will be kicking back, relaxing, playing capture the flag, watching movies, playing video games, eating junk food, and having a great time. All arrowmen from Tendeuchen Chapter are encouraged to attend. The cost for the fellowship is $10. Please e-mail Aaron Wyckoff to register so we can buy enough food.

Klondike Thanks

Tendeuchen Chapter has the opportunity to help out with the fire building station at the Klondike January 16, 2016 at Camp Lazarus. Thanks to Past-chief Jordy Mason who helped to make keeping 5 firebuilding spots available at the station a sucess.

Scoutmaster Order Of The Arrow Election Information

To schedule your Troops OA election please contact Paul Post or 614-799- 0086. We need to complete elections before the end of February. If you have any questions about the OA election process please contact Paul. If you are new to Scouting and OA, he will be happy to cover what OA is, why it is important to your Troop, who is eligible for election, and the election process.

Lodge News

Lodge Leadership Development
February 6, 2016
Camp Lazarus Welcome Center

The LLD is training for all lodge and chapter officers, committee chairmen, their advisers, anyone who thinks they might want to fill one of these roles or anyone else in the Lodge who wants to attend. Some of the topics that will be presented include OA Troop/Team Representatives, the expanded Elangomat program, requirements for Quality Chapters, the lodge’s Spring Fellowship, promoting camping, and increasing Brotherhood conversion. Check-in begins at 8:00, and we will kick off the program at 8:30. The day should wrap up around 4:00. The cost for the day is only $5.00, which includes lunch. You can preregister online by Feb 5 or at the door.

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

January 7 – Chapter Meeting
January 16 – Buckeye District Klondike
February 4 – Chapter Meeting
February 6 – Lodge Leadership Development – Camp Lazarus
March 3 – Chapter Meeting
March 11-13 –Chapter Spring Fellowship – Camp Lazarus
April 1-3 – Spring Fellowship/ Lodge Banquet – Camp Lazarus
April 29-May1 – Callout at Buckeye District Camporee
April 7 – Chapter Meeting
May 5 – Chapter Meeting
May 13-15 – C4B Section Conclave
June 2 – Chapter Fun Meeting
June 3-5 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Falling Rock
July 8-10 – 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 January 4, 2016.