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
FORUM (ALTC) November 2 - 4, 2018 Camp Lazarus Register for FORUM Vigil Selection Committee Meeting December 1, 2018 Camp Lazarus
2019 (Proposed) LLD Lodge Leadership Development January 26, 2019 Location to be announced
Winter Banquet January 26, 2019 Location to be announced
Spring Fellowship April 5 - 7, 2019 Camp Lazarus
Section C-4 Conclave May 17 - 19, 2019 Location to be announced
Ordeal / Brotherhood May 31 - June 2, 2019 Camp Falling Rock
Ordeal / Brotherhood September 6 - 8, 2019 Camp Lazarus
Fall Fellowship October 11 - 13, 2019 Camp Falling Rock
FORUM (A L T C) Area Leadership Training Conference November 1 - 3, 2019 Camp Lazarus
Would You Like To Pay Your 2018 or 2019 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.
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.
Lodge Information Book The 2018 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.
If you know of any updates that are needed let Richard know and he will take care of them
Click HERE to pay your 2018 dues Click HERE to pay your 2019 dues
To see a list of all upcoming events, scroll to the bottom of this page.
The Vigil Honor
Tecumseh Lodge is now accepting Vigil Honor Nominations for the 2019 Vigil Honor Class.
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.
To be eligible the nominee must have been a Brotherhood member for at least two full years as of the date of the selection committee meeting. That means they must have completed their Brotherhood in 2016 or earlier. They must also be current with their dues to be considered. If their dues are not current they are by default not a current member of the OA and therefore not eligible. They must also be currently registered with a unit in Simon Kenton Council.
Any current member of Tecumseh Lodge can nominate someone for this honor. To do so you need to complete the attached form and return it to the person listed at the bottom of the form by the date noted. All nominations must be pre-approved by Jeff Moe, our Scout Executive prior to the Selection Committee meeting, so they must be received by the date indicated and no nominations can be accepted from the floor during the meeting.
If you are nominating someone please include as much information about them as possible. This will help the committee in their decision making process.
The Vigil Selection Committee will meet at Camp Lazarus in the welcome center on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4:00PM. All Vigil Honor members of Tecumseh Lodge are welcome however only youth members under the age of 21 will be part of the selection process.
If you would like eligibility information about a possible candidate, please contact Richard Lohnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Aaron Wyckoff (email@example.com) by email and we will get back to you. If you just call us we may not have the information available when we answer and we may not be in a position to write your request down for use later.