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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 May Meeting,  Thursday May 7

Tendeuchen chapter will hold our next meeting at the May 7, 2015 Roundtable. Please park in the west parking lot - NOT in front of the building and use the doors facing Fishinger Rd. The chapter meeting will be 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  We will plan a service project and our June fun meeting. We will also work on preparing for Brotherhood. There will be a game or craft and a snack.  All OA members are encouraged to attend and Troop OA Representatives are expected. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend the start of Roundtable at 7pm.

Ordeal.Brotherhood Season
Ordeal season is here! We have four Ordeal/Brotherhood weekends this year: May 29-31 at Chief Logan Scout Reservation, June 26-28 at Camp Oyo, August 21-23 at Camp Falling Rock, and September 11-13 at Camp Lazarus. WE NEED HELP! It takes many members to put on a successful Ordeal weekend. We need people to help in the kitchen, as service crew leaders and elangomats, on the ritual team, and more. If you haven’t been to an Ordeal since you were inducted, you are really 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. This year the Lodge has asked us to supply elangomats for all of 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, too. You will learn more about the Order of the Arrow and get to see the best ceremony it has to offer. Register for the Ordeal weekends at the lodge website

Call Out Ceremony

Our call out ceremony will be at the Buckeye District’s Buckeye Trail Camporee on April 25. The Camporee runs April 22 - 26. The call out will be in the evening of Saturday, April 25. If you are interested in helping out with the call out please contact Sam Post. We need help with the ritual, building the fire, and helping with managing the crowd. You don’t need to attend the whole campout to help with the call out.

Lodge News

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.

Arrowman Service Award

The National OA has inaugurated a new award - the Arrowman Service Award. This award has been authorized to be worn on the OA sash. Arrowmen are encouraged to recommit themselves to the ideals of the Order, increase service and participate in the 100th anniversary of the OA. Information Youth Requirement Cards Adult Requirement Cards

2015 OA Dues

Don't forget to renew your membership by paying your 2015 dues on the Lodge website.  

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

2015
April 25 – Call Out – Buckeye Trail Camp-O-Ree
May 7 – Chapter Meeting
May 15-17 – C4B Conclave – Camp Arrowhead, Ona, WV
May 29-31 – Ordeal/Brotherhood – Chief Logan Scout Reservation
June 4 – Chapter Meeting – Special Fun Outing
June 26-28 – Ordeal/Brotherhood – Camp Oyo
August 3-8 – NOAC – MSU, East Lansing, MI
August 21-23 – Ordeal/Brotherhood – Camp Falling Rock
September 11-13 – Ordeal/Brotherhood – Camp Lazarus
October 23-25 – Ordeal/Brotherhood – Chief Logan Scout Reservation

Contact Information

Chapter Chief:
Jordy Mason

Vice Chief of Administration:
Ezekiel Atkinson

Vice Chief of Service/Activities:
Hunter Hires

Vice Chief of Dance Team and Ceremonies:
Sam Post

Past Chapter Chief:
Sam Post

Chapter Advisor:
Paul Post
(614) 799-0086

Other Pages:

Unit Representatives

Unit Elections

Chapter Photos

Brotherhood

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated April 24, 2015.