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 11 - 13 Camp Lazarus
Fall Fellowship October 9 - 11, 2020 Camp Lazarus
FORUM (Area Leadership Training) November 6 - 8, 2020 Camp Lazarus (Date and location subject to change)
It Is Time To Pay Your 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 2019 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 2019 Lodge Dues" link at the bottom of this article, 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 2019 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
It is time to pay your OA dues Click HERE to pay your 2019 dues
To see a list of all upcoming events, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Ordeal / Brotherhood September 6 - 8, 2019 Camp Lazarus
Just one more Ordeal to go in 2019. The first three have been successful, lets make this one successful too. 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! Register for the Lazarus Ordeal NOAC 2020 August 3 - 8, 2020 Michigan State University
Tecumseh Lodge is now taking reservations to attend NOAC in 2020. While we know it seems like it is still a long ways away we need to make our reservation request this fall. To make your reservation click on the link below. Reservations will require a $100.00 deposit at the time you make your reservation. We expect the final cost to be around $625.00 for this national event. At this time we are expecting them to set a one to one youth / adult quota so if you are an adult you will need to recruit a youth to sign up too. For further information click on the link at the top of this page and visit our NOAC page. (or just click HERE) Our total number of slots may be limited so we suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible. Attendees will be selected on a first come, first registered basis. Priority will also be given to those adults who register youth too.
L L D (Lodge Leadership Development) January 25, 2020 Simon Kenton Council Service Center 807 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
LLD is the Lodge annual training session for Lodge and Chapter Officers as well as anyone who wants to learn more about the OA and our Lodge. Here you will learn everything on how the Lodge operates and what it takes to have a successful Chapter. We highly recommend this day of training for all OA Members especially members who want to be a Chapter or Lodge Officer and OA Troop Reps. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8:00 AM at the Simon Kenton Council Service Center and a lunch will be served mid-day. A Lodge Executive Committee meeting will immediately follow the training session. This is a free event however we ask that you pre-register so we know how much food we need.
Lodge Banquet Saturday 1/25/2020 6:00 PM Simon Kenton Council Service Center 807 Kinnear Rd, Columbus OH 40212 Tecumseh Lodge will hold our annual Winter Awards Banquet at the Simon Kenton Council Service Center this year. We invite you to come out for an evening of Fellowship, a chance to meet your 2020 Officers and Advisers and to help us honor those who have served our Lodge in 2019. We will begin gathering at about 5:00 PM with the Banquet beginning at about 6:00 PM. The awards presentations will follow the meal. The cost for this evening will be $20.00 and we do ask that you pre-register since this event will be catered and we need to let them know how many will be coming.