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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

100th Anniversary Arrow Tour

Update: we plan to leave at noon on Tuesday. If you need a ride or can take riders plear let Mr. Post know ASAP. The cost for dinner will be $10 payable there. You may want to bring items to screen print the logo on or brand the logo on.

Note: You do not have to be an OA member to attend.

We plan go as a chapter to visit the OA Arrow Tour. More info below and at http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org. We will go Tuesday, June 30 to Woodland Trails Scout Reservation times are still to be worked out but currently estimate leaving about noon and returning around 8pm.

The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Order of the Arrow, its story, and its future. Someoof the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order’s national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scouting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to supporting Scouting in our area.

An exclusive ArrowTour Trading Post will carry ArrowTour and OA centennial merchandise.

The program will conclude with a special show that recognizes the Order’s rich history and empowers participants to help shape the organization’s future. The Order of the Arrow is creating a truly unique and interactive experience for all Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni.

If you are interested in going please let Mr. Post know.

Tendeuchen Chapter Meeting is on Summer Vacation

Our next chapter meeting will be Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. More details later.

Ordeal Brotherhood Season

Ordeal season is here! We have two remaining Ordeal/Brotherhood weekends this year: 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

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

June 30 – OA Arrow Tour – Woodland Trails Scout Reservation
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 – Lodge Fall Fellowship – 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

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated June 28, 2015.