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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 June 1

Tendeuchen chapter’s June meeting is going to be dinner and a movie. We will meet Thursday, June 1 at 6:30pm for dinner at the Subway at Carriage Place Shopping Center (2560 Bethel Rd Room #03070). After dinner we will watch A Dog’s Purpose at the Cinemark Carriage Place Movies 12 (2570 Bethel Road, Columbus OH 43220). We will have a brief meeting to get up-to-date on summer events over dinner. Dinner will probably cost about $10 and the movie should be about $2.25 (+ snacks).

Dance Team Forming Drum/Singing Group

We are forming a group of Arrowmen to do the drumming/singing for our dance team. We will start practicing soon. Contact Ezekiel Atkinson to join.

Lodge News
Arrowmen Assemble - Conclave Logo

Section C-4B Conclave "Arrowmen Assemble"
June 2 - 4, 2017 Muskingham Valley Scout Reservation

  • Be a Hero at Conclave!
  • Enjoy these activities and more!
  • Exciting Shows
  • Ceremony Competitions
  • Action Packed Theme
  • Inspiring Training
  • Dance and Drum
  • Patch Trading
  • Mid-Way Activities
  • Special Guests
  • Lodge Competitions
  • Food Fellowship
  • Fun

The cost will just be $30.00 if you pre-register and pre-pay.

They have released a proposed schedule for the Conclave which can be found HERE.

Keep watching the Section C-4B website for further information.

Register for the C-4B Conclave




Ordeal season is here! We have four Ordeal/Brotherhood weekends this year and note that the Camp Lazarus event is first this year:

June 9-11 at Camp Lazarus,

July 21-23 at Camp Oyo,

August 11-13 at Chief Logan Scout Reservation

September 8-10 at Camp Falling Rock.

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. Serving as an elangomat for our candidates 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 (10 months or more after your Ordeal) too. You will learn more about the Order of the Arrow and get to see the best ceremony it has to offer. 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.

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


June 1 – Chapter Meeting
June 2-4 – Section C-4B Conclave at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
June 9-11 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Camp Lazarus
July 21-23 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo
Aug 11-13 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Chief Logan Reservation
September 7 – Chapter Meeting
Sept 8-10 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Camp Falling Rock
October 5 – Chapter Meeting
Oct 20-22 – Fall Fellowship at Chief Logan Reservation
November 2 – Chapter Meeting
Nov 3-5 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) at Camp Lazarus

December 7 – Chapter Meeting


May 4-6 Thunderbase @ Ross County Fairgrounds
May 18-20 Ordeal/Conclave Setup
June 1-3 Section C4 Conclave Tecumseh Lodge is hosting
July 20-August 4 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Indiana University

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

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated May 31, 2017.