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

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 the Maple Syrup Festival
March 10, 2018 at Camp Lazarus

Spring Fellowship
April 6 - 8, 2018 at Camp Falling Rock
Register for the Fellowship

For a complete list of events go to our Calendar page.
(Lodge Leadership Development)

January 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 W Dubiln Granville Rd,
Columbus OH 43235

The LLD Training course is the place to come to learn how to operate a successful Lodge and Chapter. Here you will learn how to operate within the guidelines of the Order of the Arrow and have a program your members will enjoy and want to participate in. All Chapter Officers and Advisers need to attend this great learning experience. It is also open to anyone in the Lodge who aspires to be active in their Chapter or has interest in becoming a Lodge or Chapter Officer or Adviser. The cost is just $10.00 which includes a Continental Breakfast, Lunch and all your training materials.

Register for the LLD

Lodge Banquet
January 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 W Dubiln Granville Rd,
Columbus OH 43235

It's time again for our Annual Lodge Banquet and Awards Evening. Come out for a great meal and a chance to honor those who have served our Lodge for the past year. Here we  will honor all of our Lodge and Chapter Officers and Advisers who worked hard during the past year. You will also get a chance to see some of those who have been chosen to receive the Vigil Honor in 2018 along with a few other surprise awards. The cost is just $15.00. We will begin gathering after the LLD  (about 5:00 PM and dinner should be served at about 6:00 PM. The Ceremonies should begin around 7:00PM and everything should be wrapped up by about 8:00PM.
Register for the Banquet

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

Stephen Stern
Honors Adviser
Tecumseh Lodge, Simon Kenton Council
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
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

Lodge information Book
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