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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 September 1

Our next meeting will be September 1 at 7:30 PM, Northwest Christian Church. We will be planning our fall fellowship and a service project. 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 7pm with our meeting starting at 7:30 PM. This month only, the roundtable will be gathering on the East side of the church. Please use the East parking lot.

Lodge News

Next Lodge Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend September 9-11 at Camp Lazarus

It takes many members to put on a successful Ordeal weekend. We need people in the kitchen, as service crew leaders, elangomats, ritual team, and more. Our Chapter's Will Bartram is now the Lodge Ritual Chair and Wesley Barwinski is the Lodge Elangomat Chair. Please come and help out.

If you haven’t been to an Ordeal since you were inducted, you are 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. The Lodge has asked us to supply elangomats for all 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. You will learn more about the Order of the Arrow and get to see the best ceremony it has to offer. Registration & information

Help Needed at Shoot-O-Ree

The Tecumseh Lodge is helping out in the Lazarus kitchen at the Shoot-O-Ree September 24th and 25th. We need YOU to come and help out! Some are needed to help cook for the staff Friday crackerbarrell, Sat. & Sun breakfast, and Saturday dinner. More are needed to help cook for the participants Saturday and Sunday. Contact Barb Wasmer for more information and to let her know YOU are coming to help!

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.

2016 OA Dues

It is time to pay your 2016 OA dues! You can pay them at the Tecumseh Lodge website. Dues for 2016 are $15 if you paid dues in 2015 or $20 if you did not pay dues in 2015 (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


Sept 9-11 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Lazarus
Oct ??? – Chapter Fall Fellowship to be determined
Oct 28-31 – Fall Fellowship at Falling Rock
Nov 4-6 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC)


March 10-12 –Tendeuchen Chapter Spring Fellowship/ Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
March 31 - April 1 – Spring Fellowship/Lodge Banquet at Camp Lazarus
April 28-30 – Buckeye District Turtle Camporee and Callout
May 12-14 – Section C-4B Conclave at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
June 2-4 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Camp Falling Rock
July 21-23 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo
Aug 11-13 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Chief Logan
Sept 8-10 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Lazarus
Oct 20-22 – Fall Fellowship at Falling Rock
Nov 3-5 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) at Camp Lazarus

Contact Information

Chapter Chief:
Brannon Machir

Vice Chief of Administration:
Will Bartram

Vice Chief of Service/Activities:
Hunter Hires

Vice Chief of Dance Team and Ceremonies:
Ezekiel Atkinson

Past Chapter Chief:
Jordy Mason

Chapter Advisor:
Paul Post
(614) 799-0086

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated August 26, 2016.