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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 March Meeting,  Thursday April 2

Tendeuchen chapter will hold our next meeting at the April 2, 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, the callout ceremony, 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.

Chapter Spring Fellowship

Our Chapter Spring Fellowship will be on the second weekend of the Maple Syrup Festival March 13-15 The Chapter Fellowship will run from 7:00 pm Friday through Sunday morning. During the day we will again 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 only $10. Please e-mail Aaron Wyckoff at spoons214@yahoo.com to register so we can buy enough food. Remember to bring a medical form.

Chapter Brotherhood Team

We have the opportunity to have a Chapter Brotherhood team and participate in a competition at the Lodge Spring Fellowship. All Brotherhood and Vigil youth are eligible to participate. Let Sam Post know if you are interested in participating.

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

Lodge Spring Fellowship and Banquet
“Blast from the Past”

March 27-29, 2015
Camp Lazarus 
Attention Arrowmen!
How many of you have been to an official Order of the Arrow centennial event?  Well now is your chance!  March 27-29 is our Spring Fellowship - Tecumseh Lodge’s first centennial event. There is an opportunity to take your Brotherhood and experience what it was like to be an Arrowman in 1915.
For those of you who didn’t know, there is a new Brotherhood ceremony. We will be having a competition amongst the chapters to see who can perform it the best. The winning team will be conducting the ceremony for the Brotherhood candidates.
Saturday morning will include competitions as Scout in 1915 working on Scout, Tenderfoot and 2nd class requirements. Let’s see if you have what it takes to be a Scout in 1915! We will also have signaling, tomahawk throwing, and a OA history exhibit. Discussions about OA High Adventure will be held after lunch, as well as a training session for OA troop representatives.  
On Saturday evening we will be holding our annual Lodge Banquet. While the entire weekend is open just to OA members, the Banquet is open to anyone, so bring your family.  Help us recognize Arrowmen for all the hard work from last year and also introduce this year’s leadership team.  There will be a Vigil candidate tapout ceremony.  

The cost is just $25.00 for the entire weekend or $15.00 if you just want to attend the Banquet.  You can save $5.00 per person by pre-registering by March 22nd bringing the cost to just $20.00 for the weekend and $10.00 for the Banquet.
Euchre tournaments will be going all night long.  Black powder shooting will take place after camp clean up on Sunday.
Come join us for a Blast From the Past at wonderful Camp Lazarus, and knock off a requirement or two for the Arrowman Service Award.

Register at the Lodge 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.

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

March 13-15 – Chapter Spring Fellowship – Camp Lazarus
March 27-29 – Lodge Spring Fellowship – Camp Lazarus
April 2 – Chapter Meeting
April 25 – Call Out – Buckeye Trail Camp-O-Ree
May 7 – Chapter Meeting
May 15-17 – Ordeal/Brotherhood – Chief Logan Reservation
June 4 – Chapter Meeting – Special Fun Outing

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

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated March 10, 2015.