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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 January 4

Our next Chapter meeting will be at the January 4 Roundtable. We will check up on unit elections and continue our paracord projects. We will also plan dance team practices. 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 normally meets in conjunction with the Buckeye District Roundtable the first Thursday of every month (September through May) from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., 43221 in Upper Arlington.

New Chapter Officers Elected

Congratulations to our new officers who were elected at our December meeting.

Klondike Help Needed!

LLD (see below) got scheduled the same time as the Buckeye District Klondike. We are staffing one of the stations but with our leadership team at LLD we need your help! The Klondike station will be all day on Saturday January 27. Please let Chief Will Bartram or Advisor Paul Post know if you can help.

Troop and Team Elections Being Scheduled

To arrange for an OA election for your Troop or Team please contact Paul Post the Tendeuchen Chapter Advisor. Elections are available starting now and must be completed by February 26.

Dance Team Forming Drum/Singing Group

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
L L D (Lodge Leadership Development)
January 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 W Dubiln Granville Rd, Columbus OH 43235

The LLD Training course is the place to come to learn how to operate a successful Lodge and Chapter. Here you will learn how to operate within the guidelines of the Order of the Arrow and have a program your members will enjoy and want to participate in. All Chapter Officers and Advisers need to attend this great learning experience. It is also open to anyone in the Lodge who aspires to be active in their Chapter or has interest in becoming a Lodge or Chapter Officer or Adviser. The cost is just $10.00 which includes a Continental Breakfast, Lunch and all your training materials.

Register for the LLD

Lodge Banquet
January 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 W Dubiln Granville Rd, Columbus OH 43235

It's time again for our Annual Lodge Banquet and Awards Evening. Come out for a great meal and a chance to honor those who have served our Lodge for the past year. Here we will honor all of our Lodge and Chapter Officers and Advisers who worked hard during the past year. You will also get a chance to see some of those who have been chosen to receive the Vigil Honor in 2018 along with a few other surprise awards. The cost is just $15.00. We will begin gathering after the LLD (about 5:00 PM and dinner should be served at about 6:00 PM. The Ceremonies should begin around 7:00PM and everything should be wrapped up by about 8:00PM.

Register for the Banquet

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.

2018 OA Dues

It is time to pay your 2018 OA dues! You can pay them at the Tecumseh Lodge website. Dues for 2018 are $15 if you paid dues in 2017 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


January 4 – Chapter Meeting
January 20 – University of Scouting at Westerville Central HS
January 27 – Lodge Leadership Development 2018 at Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 West Dublin Granville Road
January 27 – Lodge Banquet at Northwest Masonic Temple 2436 West Dublin Granville Road
February 1 – Chapter Meeting
March 1 – Chapter Meeting
March 9-11 – Chapter Spring Fellowship and Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
April 5 – Chapter Meeting
April 6-8 –
Lodge Spring Fellowship at Camp Falling Rock
May 3 – Chapter Meeting
May 4-6 – Thunderbase at Ross County Fairgrounds
May 18-20 – Ordeal/Brotherhood/Conclave Setup at Chief Logan Reservation
June 1-3 – Section C4 Conclave Tecumseh Lodge is hosting at Chief Logan Reservation
June 7 – Chapter Meeting
July 20-22 – Ordeal/Brotherhood at Camp Oyo

July 30-August 4 – National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Indiana University
August 10-12 – Ordeal/Brotherhood at Camp Falling Rock
September 6 – Chapter Meeting
September 7-9 –
Ordeal/Brotherhood at Camp Lazarus
October 4 – Chapter Meeting
October 12-14 – Lodge Fall Fellowship at Chief Logan Reservation
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

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 December 30, 2017.