Upcoming Events
Members can register for these events by clicking on the underlined registration link for the event.

Fall Fellowship
Annual Lodge Meeting
October 28 - 30, 2016
Camp Falling Rock
Fall Fellowship Registration

Area Leadership Training Conference
November 4 - 6, 2016
Camp Lazarus
A L T C Registration


Pay Your Dues

Do you want an easier way to pay your dues?
Now you can do it all ON-LINE using the Council's registration and payment service.
To pay your Dues just click the link below, fill out the requested registrant and payment information and you're done. It's that easy!
Of course if you want to pay in person or by mail you can still do so by using the dues form found on the Forms page of this website.

Pay Your 2016 Lodge Dues

Pay Your 2017 Lodge Dues



The 2016 Lodge Information Book is available by clicking the button below. This version will be updated as needed.
2016 Lodge Information Book

You can find past copies of our Newsletters on the "Newsletters" page of this website.

Fall Fellowship
October 28  30, 2016 at Camp Falling Rock

Join the hunt for the Treasure of Wrong-Way Rodgers!

What is this? Treasure? I love treasure!
Mister Gibbs, Set your heading to Camp Falling Rock,
40 miles as the ship sails at 70 degrees from Columbus.

Fall Fellowship Registration

Area Leadership Training Conference
November 4  6, 2016
Camp Lazarus

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. We highly recommend this training
if you want to be a leader in the OA either at the Lodge or Chapter level.

Participants will be able to select a training track that best suits them. Each track provides multiple closely related sessions revolving around a particular role or aspect of the OA. The exact details of each track will be announced as we get closer to the event.

The cost to attend will be $35.00 if paid in advance and $40.00 for walk-in registrations. On-line registrations are available by clicking the link below.

A L T C Registration

A L T C Support Help Needed

Tecumseh Lodge will be providing the cooking and support staff for this event. Support staff only pay $15, and we can still usually find time to get you into some of the training. If you can help us in the kitchen pleast contact Barb Wasmer at barbarawasmer@gmail.com.

The Vigil Honor
The Honors Committee is now taking nominations for the Vigil Honor recipents for 2017.

From the Officers and Advisers guide:

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 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, including those, as outlined below, that do not count against the quota for any given year. 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.
Nomination of professional Scouters, the council president, council camping or Boy Scout committee chairman, and camp rangers will not count against the lodge quota for total nominations. However, these
nominations will count toward the policy limiting total adult nominations to a maximum of 50 percent of the total nominations submitted in a given year. Adults in this group must meet the requirement of at least two years of service as brotherhood members.

The Vigil Honor nomination form is available HERE.

ALL nominations need to be submitted in writing before Wednesday, November 23rd so they can be approved by the Chief of the Fire (the Council Executive) or his designated person prior to the selection.
We will NOT be able to take any nominations after November 23rd.
Nominations can NOT be taken from the floor the day of the selection.

Note: you do not have to be a Vigil Honor member to make a nomination.

The Vigil Honor selection will be made the afternoon of December 3rd in the Welcome Center at Camp Lazarus.
All lodge members are invited to come and speak for those who have been nominated.
All youth Vigil Honor members are invited to participate in the selection itself.
All Vigil Honor members are invited to stay for the announcement of the receipients and the assignment of their guides after the selection.

If you have been nominated or think you may have been nominated for the Vigil Honor, please do not come to this selection meeting.

Have You Paid Your
2016 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 below.

2016 Dues Form        2017 Dues Form

On Line - Just click on the "Pay Your 2016 Dues" or "Pay Your 2017 Dues" links on this page.

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 one of the Pay Your 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 2016 Lodge Dues

Pay Your 2017 Lodge Dues

Have you paid your 2016 dues yet?