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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 March 2nd

Our next meeting will be at the February 2nd Roundtable. The chapter meeting will be 7:30 to 8:30 pm. We will plan our spring fellowship. We will also continue with our staves this month weaving cording for handles and emergency rope. If you need a stave please e-mail Paul Post. There will be 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 7 PM with our meeting starting at 7:30 PM.

Dance Team Help Needed

We are dancing both March 4 and 11 at the Maple Syrup Festival. Many dancers make a better show. Please come join us - even if you have not danced before! It is easy to get started and you can practice between dances. We will start setting up at 8:30am. The first dance is at 10am so there is time to practice. We have a number of dancers unable to attend on March 11 so we especially need help that day.

Chapter Spring Fellowship

Our Chapter Spring Fellowship will be on the second weekend of the Maple Syrup Festival March 10-12 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 Paul Post to register so we can buy enough food.

Lodge News

Ordeal Switch

For this year the June Ordeal/Brotherhood weekend will be at Camp Lazarus and the Septemeber Ordeal/Brotherhood weekend will be at Camp Falling Rock. Please note the change! Dates are on the calendar below.

Highland Games Spring Fellowship
March 31 - April 2, 2017
Camp Lazarus

Grab your bags and prepare to take a trip to Scotland and compete in the Highland Games. That’s right, after nearly 20 years the Highland Games will once more return to the Lodge’s Spring Fellowship, March 31-April 2 at Camp Lazarus. The Highland Games are a set of competitions and a way to celebrate Scottish and Celtic history that date back nearly 1,000 years. Make sure to pack your bagpipes and kilts and prepare to take part in a competition that will test your strength, scout skills, and general knowledge.

The Highland Games will be rich with culture, music, and fun, and will be one of our best Spring Fellowships ever! Arrowmen will compete individually at twelve different stations, including haggis eating, hammer throw, stone put, scout trivia, tomahawk throwing, a kilt relay, clan flag making, and many more fun and engaging events. You’ll have the chance to rack up points at each station which can be spent for tons of great prizes, plus there will be special prizes for the top three Arrowmen overall. The Fellowship will also encompass many opportunities to strengthen brotherhood among Arrowmen and general individual character, along with plenty of time eat some great food and just kick back and relax with your friends. We know you’ll have an amazing time, so we hope to see everyone there.

Pre-register to get the discounted price of just $20.00. The price will go up to $25.00 the Monday before the event as well as at the door. You can register by clicking the link below.

Register for the Spring Fellowship

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


March 2 – Chapter Meeting
March 4 –Dance Team at Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
March 10-12 –Tendeuchen Chapter Spring Fellowship/ Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
March 31 - April 1 – Spring Fellowship at Camp Lazarus
April 6 – Chapter Meeting
April 28-30 – Buckeye District Turtle Camporee and Callout
May 4 – Chapter Meeting
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:

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated February 26, 2017.