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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 May 5

Our Tendeuchen Chapter Meeting is May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Northwest Christian Church. We will help Ordeal members prepare for Brotherhood and will plan our Swamp Romp service project and our June fun meeting. We will finish making chokers. If you did not make last months bmeeting don't worry we can catch you up. To cover the materials costs please bring a donation of $5. We will also have 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.

Call Out Ceremony April 30

Our call out ceremony will be at the Buckeye District’s Journey Back in Time Camporee. The Camporee runs April 29 – May 1 at Fort Ancient. A great site for a call out! The call out will be in the evening of Saturday, April 30. If you are interested in helping out with the call out please arrice by noon. We need help with building the fire and helping with managing the crowd. You don’t need to attend the whole campout to help with the call out. Let Mr. Post know if you are coming.

June Chapter Meeting

We will meet Thursday, June 2, 6:30 PM, at SportsOhio’s Power Play area, 6314 Cosgray Rd, Dublin. Meet between the ticket sales/snack bar and the Go Kart track. Go Kart price and height information here. Please encourage your Arrowmen to attend. We will provide pizza and some soda with the cost defrayed by a voluntary donation basket.

Spring Service Project

The chapter will be participating in the Upper Arlington Swam Romp on Saturday May 7th. Information here. We will gather at 8 am and should be finished by 11 am. The Swamp Romp is a stream clean-up conservation project.

Lodge News


The annual Order of the Arrow Section C-4B Conclave will take place Friday evening, May 13th through Sunday the 15th, at Camp Kootaga in Walker WV. This is a gathering of Arrowmen from across Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia, and will be a fun time for all Arrowmen. The weekend will consist of ceremonies and dance competitions, vendor displays, and summer-camp style activities such as climbing, swimming and shooting. We will have training opportunities available such as how to get involved with OA High Adventure, and OA activities like regalia-making and drumming. There will also be great food and parties, with a crazy auction Saturday evening. Conclave will be a great time and will also give you a chance to meet other arrowmen from our area. Keep watching for more details as they are available. Information and registration at the lodge site.

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


April 29-May1 – Callout at Buckeye District Camporee
May 5 – Chapter Meeting
May 13-15 – C4B Section Conclave
June 2 – Chapter Fun Meeting at Sport Ohio Go Cart Track
June 3-5 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Falling Rock
July 22-24 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Oyo
Aug 12-14 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Chief Logan
Sept 9-11 – Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend at Lazarus
Oct 28-31 – Fall Fellowship at Falling Rock
Nov 4-6 – Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC)

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 April 16, 2016.