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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 December 7

Our next Chapter meeting will be at the December 7 Roundtable. We will hold our chapter elections and need candidates. See article below. We will also prepare for Troop OA elections by selecting neighborhood leaders and training teams. Please join us; we need lots of help to help run Troop elections during OA election season. Another item will be to plan dance team practices. We will continue our paracord crafts, Klondike planning and there also will be a game and a snack. Meetings have 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. Our Chapter normally meets in conjunction with the Buckeye District Roundtable the first Thursday of every month (September through May) from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., 43221 in Upper Arlington.

Chapter Elections Approaching

At our December Chapter meeting we will be electing officers for 2018. The Chapter positions are Chapter Chief, Vice-Chiefs of Administration, Service/Activities, and Dance Team/Ceremonies, and a Secretary. Please consider using your talent to help lead our Chapter into the future.

Troop and Team Elections Being Scheduled

To arrange for an OA election for your Troop or Team please contact Paul Post the Tendeuchen Chapter Advisor. Elections are available starting now and must be completed by February 26.

Dance Team Forming Drum/Singing Group

The Dance Team will begin reforming for the coming dance season soon. We will also be getting together several times this fall to work on gear. We will do repair some plus make and buy some new items. We are also encouraging youth to learn to drum and sing. Contact 
Ezekiel Atkinson if you are interested in joining or learning more.

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.

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


December 2 – Vigil Selection Committee Meeting at Camp Lazarus
December 7 – Chapter Meeting


January 4 – Chapter Meeting
January 20 – University of Scouting at Westerville Central HS
January 27 – Lodge Leadership Development 2018 at Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 West Dublin Granville Road
January 27 – Lodge Banquet at Northwest Masonic Temple 2436 West Dublin Granville Road
February 1 – Chapter Meeting
March 1 – Chapter Meeting
March 9-11 – Chapter Spring Fellowship and Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus
April 5 – Chapter Meeting
April 6-8 –
Lodge Spring Fellowship at Camp Falling Rock
May 3 – Chapter Meeting
May 4-6 – Thunderbase at Ross County Fairgrounds
May 18-20 – Ordeal/Brotherhood/Conclave Setup at Chief Logan Reservation
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:
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:

Unit Representatives

Unit Elections

Chapter Photos



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This page is maintained by Paul Post.

Last updated December 1, 2017.