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
Ordeal / Brotherhood September 6 - 8, 2019 Camp Lazarus
Fall Fellowship October 11 - 13, 2019 Camp Falling Rock
A L T C Area Leadership Training Conference November 1 - 3, 2019 Camp Lazarus
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.
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 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.
If you know of any updates that are needed let Richard know and he will take care of them
Thunderbase 2018 May 4 - 6, 2018 Ross County Fairgrounds
Come join us at Thunderbase this year! Tecumseh Lodge will be located in the Arena Building where we will be running 3 GaGa Ball Pits and two 9 Square In The Air Volley Ball Courts. The object is to teach Cubs and Scouts how to play these games and then let them have some fun.
We also will have a table set up for each Chapter where you can let your District members know what you are about and how they can get involved. This will also be a great opportunity to get more of your Chapter members involved so you can build your Chapter.
Remember, each Chapter has a budget of $1.00 per registered member from 2017 with a minimum of $50.00, which you can use to build your display. To see how much money your Chapter has available and to get approval for your expenditures, contact our Lodge Adviser, Aaron Wyckoff. You MUST get approval before you spend the money or you may not be reimbursed.
To attend Thunderbase you must register through the Council. You may already be registered, or be eligible to register through your Troop. If you are, you will sleep and eat with your Troop. If you need to register individually, you can do so on the Thunderbase website as an Event Volunteer for $45.00, or if you do not plan on spending the night you can get a Day Pass for $25.00. If you attend as an individual we can make sleeping arrangements in our building but cots will not be provided. Also as an Event Volunteer some of your meals may be provided, but not all so we suggest you bring food or money to purchase food from some of the vendors.
This will be our first Ordeal of the 2018 season. It is important that we have as may members there as possible since we will also use this weekend to prepare for the Section C-4B Conclave which we will be hosting two weeks later.
We need ritual people, elangomats, kitchen crew and general support people for this event. Remember your Ordeal. At least 50-100 people were involved to make your experience memorable. Please come out and support your lodge and help these new Ordeal members have a good induction weekend.
You only have to experience scant food ONCE. We promise plenty of food, an opportunity to make friends, fun times and hard work. Be an active Arrowman.
The cost is just $20.00 for the weekend, but you can save $5.00 if you register by the Sunday prior to the event.
If you took your Ordeal before July 18, 2017, you are also eligible to take your Brotherhood for an additional $20.00. Get a new, fancier sash and learn more about the Spirit of the Order. Seal your membership in the Order of the Arrow and continue your journey in Scouting.
There are also many other programs happening at an Ordeal. Many different jobs need to be done. We need packets stuffed and prepared for the candidates, people to take pictures during the day, runners to bring tools and water to the work areas and even a few clean up crews. There is always something to do on an Ordeal weekend!