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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 June 7

Hello Fellow Tendeuchen Arrowmen! For our June Chapter Meeting, Thursday June 7, we will be enjoying ourselves racing go carts and / or sprint carts at the Magic Mountain Fun Center, 8350 Lyra Dr (Polaris area.) Please meet us there at 6:30 pm - most likely right out front.

It looks like we can get 3 cart rides for about $20 per person, so please bring $$. If it’s raining we can play the arcade games inside. We may try a round of miniature golf, too. Who knows?! We will have a brief meeting to get up-to-date on summer events.

Please bring any OA members including new members from your troop (as long as they’ve completed their Ordeal.) We’ll send out a reminder (email, Facebook, and website) once we get a little closer with any updates.


Will Bartram, Tendeuchen Chapter Chief, Tecumseh Lodge Secretary


Lodge News

Ordeal Season

Ordeal season is here! We have three remaining Ordeal/Brotherhood weekends this year: July 20-22 at Camp Oyo, August 10-12 at Camp Falling Rock, September 7-9 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. Serving as an elangomat for our candidates 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 (10 months or more after your Ordeal) too. You will learn more about the Order of the Arrow and get to see the best ceremony it has to offer. Registration & information.

Section C-4B Conclave
"The Arrowmen Awakens"
June 1 - 3, 2018
Chief Logan Scout Reservation

Video Promo at https://youtu.be/nk9S2FBtSDU

Please pre-register so we will know how much food to buy.

The cost will be: $30.00 You can pay on-line or pay at the door.

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.

Our Lodge is hosting this year and we need your help! You can help and still participate in the fun!

Register for the C-4B Conclave

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


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:

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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated May 25, 2018.