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

Vigil Honor Selection
Comittee Meeting
4:00PM December 17, 2016
Camp Lazarus Welcome Center

LLD
Lodge Leadership Development
January 27  28, 2017
Camp Lazarus
Register for the LLD

Lodge Banquet
January 28, 2017
Camp Lazarus
Register for the Banquet

Spring Fellowship
March 31  April 2, 2017
Camp Lazarus
Register for the Fellowship

Section C-4B Conclave
June 2 - 4, 2017
(Tentative)
Muskingham Valley Scout Reservation
Registration is not yet available

Ordeal / Brotherhood
June 9 - 11, 2017
(Tentative)
Camp Falling Rock
Register for the CFR Ordeal

Ordeal / Brotherhood
July 21  23, 2017
Camp Oyo
Register for the Oyo Ordeal

Ordeal / Brotherhood
August 11 - 13, 2017
Chief Logan Scout Reservation
Register for the CLR Ordeal

Ordeal / Brotherhood
September 8 - 10, 2017
Camp Lazarus
Register for the Lazarus Ordeal

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
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On-Line

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.

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2016 Lodge Information Book


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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. The Committee will be meeting at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2016, in the Welcome Center at Camp Lazarus. You, as a Vigil Honor member, are welcome to come out and support any eligible member 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 December 10. The nomination form can be found on the lodge web site, www.tecumseh65.org, under the Forms tab. The form includes details on how to submit it by mail or email.

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 18 members for this honor. As of today, we have received nomination forms for 14 members.

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 rlohnes614@gmail.com or by phone at 614-537-1067.

You can download the Vigil Honor Nomination Form HERE.

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.


Have You Paid Your
2017 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.

2017 Dues Form

On Line - Just click on the "Pay Your 2017 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 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.


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