Upcoming Events
Members can register for these events by clicking on the underlined registration link for the event.
You may also register by mail using the registration form which can be found on the FORMS page

Fall Fellowship
October 20 - 22, 2017
Chief Logan Scout Reservation
Register for the Fall Fellowship

ALTC
Area Leadership Training Conference
November 3 - 5, 2017
Camp Lazarus
Registration is now open
Click for more information

Vigil Selection Committee Meeting
December 2, 2017
Camp Lazarus

University Of Scouting
January 20, 2018
Westerville Central HS

Lodge Leadership Development
January 27, 2018
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235
Register for the LLD

Lodge Banquet
January 27, 2018
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235
Register for the Banquet

Cooking at Maple Syrup Festival
March 10, 2018
Camp Lazarus

Spring Fellowship
April 6 - 8, 2018
Camp Falling Rock

Thunderbase
May 4 - 6, 2018
Ross County Fairgrounds

Ordeal / Brotherhood
May 18 - 20, 2018
Chief Logan Reservation

Section C-4B Conclave
"The Arrowman Awakens"
June 1 - 3, 2018
Chief Logan Reservation
Register for the Conclave 

Vigil Honor
Date and location to be determined

NOAC 2018
National OA Conference
July 30 - August 4, 32018
Indiana University
Click for more information

Ordeal / Brotherhood
Date to be determined
Camp Oyo

Ordeal / Brotherhood
August 10 - 12, 2018
Camp Falling Rock

Ordeal / Brotherhood
September 7 - 9, 2018
Camp Lazarus

Fall Fellowship
October 12 - 14, 2018
Chief Logan Reservation

A L T C
November 2 - 4, 2018
Camp Lazarus

Vigil Selection Committee Meeting
December 1, 2018
Camp Lazarus

2017 Mail-In Registration Form
2018 Mail-In Registration Form
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The 2017 Lodge Information Book
is available by clicking the link below.
This is a PDF version which you can just reference on-line, or download to your computer, tablet or phone so you always have it with you.
This version will be updated as needed.

2017 Lodge Information Book

If you know of any updates that are needed let Richard know and he will take care of them.





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Fellowship
October 20 - 22, 2017
Chief Logan Scout Reservation

Chief Logan Reservation is under attack by a horde of evil monsters, and we need your help!

A wave of ogres, trolls, and other foul beasts (no, we’re not talking about the camp staff) has invaded the defenseless valley of Chief Logan and is rampaging unchecked. We need YOU to help us fight them off!

Slay dragons! Battle knights! Rescue damsels (or an unreasonable facsimile thereof) in distress!

You will need a combination of swords, sorcery, and Scout skills to free this fair land from the marauders, along with a good supply of guts (the bravery kind of guts, not the zombie kind of guts). Polish your armor, sharpen your sword, practice your mystical incantations, and join us October 20-22 at Chief Logan Reservation for a fantastic weekend of fantasy mayhem. The cost is a mere $25, or register early and pay only $20. Enjoy great food, great fellowship, and great fun. Be sure to stick around for a photo recap of the year, our annual meeting to elect new lodge officers for 2018, and a victory bash for those who survive the battle.

We’ll see you there!

Register for the Fall Fellowship

Section C-4 A L T C
(Area Leadership Training Conference)
November 3 - 5, 2017
Camp Lazarus

The Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) is a gathering of lodge leaders from across Eastern Ohio and all of West Virginia. The conference is a one of a kind learning experience lead by some of the most skilled Arrowmen from Section C-4A and Section C-4B. This year's program will emphasize skills to better equip lodge leadership for success within the lodge and beyond. The cost to attend this training conference is just $38.00. You can get further information and register online by clicking the link below.

Click for more information

Cooking for A L T C
November 3 - 5, 2017
Camp Lazarus

As the host lodge for the Section C-4 A L T C, Tecumseh Lodge will be providing support services in the Kitchen and Dining Hall. If you would like to help us with this, but not attend the training, contact Barb Wasmer (c10@tecumseh65.org) or Aaron Wyckoff (7@tecumseh65.org) and let them know you will be coming. The cost to help is just $15.00 for the weekend.

The Vigil Honor

It is once again time for the Vigil Nominating Committee to meet and select those members of our Lodge who are deserving to receive the Vigil Honor and we need your help determining who would best deserve this honor. Any lodge member can nominate scouts or scouters who are eligible and deserving.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting or their Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation

In selecting candidates for the Vigil Honor, keep in mind that all candidates must have been Brotherhood members for two full years or longer at the time of selection by the lodge Vigil Nominating Committee. When weighing "distinguished service" in nominating candidates, remember to measure a Scout on a youth's standard and an adult on an adult's standard. To maintain a proper ratio of youths to adults in awarding the Vigil Honor, the national committee has established a policy which requires that at least 50 percent of a lodge's nominations must be for candidates younger than 21. All nominations may be for candidates younger than 21, but no more than 50 percent may be for persons 21 years of age or older. This year Tecumseh Lodge can nominate a maximum of 17 members for this honor.

Because of the need for all nominations to be approved by the Chief of the Fire (Jeff Moe) prior to consideration, we MUST have all nominations sent to the Committee prior to the selection. NO nominations can be accepted from the floor on the day of the selection. All nominations need to be received no later than November 25, 2017. The Committee will be meeting at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the Welcome Center at Camp Lazarus. If you are a Vigil Honor member, you are welcome to come out and support any eligible member for this honor.

The nomination form can be found HERE under the Forms tab. The form includes details on how to submit it by mail or email.

All selections will be made by the youth Vigil Honor members of our lodge attending the committee meeting. To be selected a candidate must be pre-approved by the committee and the Chief of the Fire, meet the eligibility requirements, and be approved by at least 50% of those youth selecting nominations.

If you have any questions concerning an individual's eligibility please contact Richard Lohnes by email at
13@tecumseh65.org

Stephen Stern
Honors Adviser
Tecumseh Lodge, Simon Kenton Council


Where To Go Camping


Every 3 years, Tecumseh Lodge produces a Where To Go Camping Book which is available for our Scouting units to use as a resource in their program planning. The latest version is available by clicking on the link below. We would like to thank Cole Niemantsverdriet and John Birle for their work in completing this project.

Where To Go Camping


Have You Paid Your
2017 Tecumseh Lodge Dues?

Would You Like To Pay Your
2018 Tecumseh Lodge Dues?


To maintain your membership in the Order of The Arrow and Tecumseh Lodge you need to pay your dues each year. If you are not a dues paid member you lose the right to call yourself a member of the Order of the Arrow. If you are not a member of the OA you also lose the right to wear the Lodge Flap or other symbols or patches for the OA. You must be registered in a Simon Kenton Council Scouting unit to be a member of Tecumseh Lodge.

When Do I Need To Pay My Dues?
Our Lodge year is from January 1st to December 31st, so your dues need to be paid at the beginning of each calendar year.

I'm a Newer Member - Weren't my dues included in my Ordeal fee?
If you took your Ordeal within the last year, your Ordeal fees included your dues through the end of the calendar year in which you took your Ordeal. You would next need to pay your dues at the beginning of the next calendar year.
A calendar year is from January 1st to December 31st.

How Can I Pay My Dues?
You can pay your dues several ways:

By Mail - using the paper dues form which can be found on the FORMS page.

On Line - Just click on the "Pay Your 2017 Lodge Dues" or the "Pay Your 2018 Lodge Dues" link at the bottom of this article.

In Person - You can pay in person at any lodge event or at our lodge booth at the University of Scouting.

I have not paid my dues for a long time, how can I become a member again?
If you have not paid dues for a while it's easier to join again than you think.
Just fill out the form as completely as possible, pay $20.00 and we will re-instate you.

I know someone who would like to transfer into Tecumseh Lodge from another lodge,
how can they do it?
All they need to do is click on the "Pay Your 2017 Lodge Dues" or "Pay Your 2018 Lodge Dues" link and follow the instructions for transferring. They can also fill out the paper dues form and send it in along with as much information about their previous membership as they can gather and we can transfer them into Tecumseh Lodge. We will contact their previous lodge to confirm their membership.
The cost is only $20.00. They must be registered with a unit in Simon Kenton Council to be a member of Tecumseh Lodge.

Pay Your 2017 Lodge Dues


Pay Your 2018 Lodge Dues




Come out and join us at the Fall Fellowship