Tecumseh Lodge

Order of the Arrow

Ordeal / Brotherhood

June 3 – 5, 2022
Camp Falling Rock

This will be our first Ordeal / Brotherhood weekend in 2022.
Come out and join us as we bring new members into our Lodge. As always, we need your help to make this a great event for our new members. We need to make them feel welcome and wanted as our Brothers and Sisters. Come join one of our Committees and see where you can help out. Become an Elangomat, join the Ritual Team or help out in the  Kitchen. There are plenty of areas where we can use the help.

New this year we will have a larger, more involved Fellowship time Saturday evening. This event will be a “Movie Night” including popcorn and beverages.

If you have not completed your Brotherhood yet, this will be a great time to do so. It’s easy and we will have people to help you through it. If you took your Ordeal in 2021 or any year before that, you are now eligible. The cost for Brotherhood is just an additional $20.00 added to the event fee.

The cost to attend this event is $25.00, however if you pre-register by May 29, 2022 we will give you a $5.00 discount making it just $20.00.

Ordeal / Brotherhood

July 8 – 10 2022
Camp Lazarus

Ordeal number two for 2022 will quickly be upon us.

Come out and help us build upon another great Lodge year and help us welcome our new members. There’s still plenty to do and we will need help at every Ordeal.

This would also be a great time to seal your membership in the Order of the Arrow by completing your Brotherhood. It’s easy to do and there will be plenty of other members there to help you achieve it. We see to it that nobody fails. Brotherhood costs an additional $20.00 add to the regular event fee. For that you get a new Brotherhood sash with the two brotherhood bars, a Brotherhood totem that you will make and customize just for yourself.

The cost to attend this event is $25.00, however if you pre-register by July 3, 2022 we will give you a $5.00 discount making it just $20.00.

N O A C

2022 National Order of the Arrow Conference!
July 25th – 30th, 2022
University of Tennessee

NOAC is a national gathering of Arrowmen from nearly every Lodge in the nation. Once every couple of years, we get together for six days of fun, adventure, and learning. If you choose to go, you will find a large selection of activities ranging from Native American dancing and regalia to scuba and snorkeling. The best thing is YOU get to choose what you want to do and when you do it. Some of the great activities at NOAC include:
•Live stage shows
•Hundreds of training sessions on leadership at all levels in Scouting, Native American interests, performing ceremonies, high adventure activities, conservation, and much more
•Meet the Man events with the OA national officers, national committee, and others
•Adventure Central, with dozens of outdoor ideas and challenges (plus free swag!)
•Individual and team athletic competitions against other lodges from across the nation
•Ceremony competitions
•Patch trading, patch trading, and more patch trading
•Native American dancing and drumming competitions
•The OA Museum
•Founders Day, where lodges from all over set up games and displays of their local highlights
•And tons more!
While at NOAC, you’ll be staying in the university dorms, sleeping on real beds and using real indoor restrooms and showers. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served in the university cafeterias where they do the cooking and the cleaning – all you have to do is return your tray.
The cost this year is estimated to be around $700, which includes your National NOAC fees, exclusive Tecumseh Lodge NOAC shirts, special NOAC Lodge flaps, a pizza party during our trip, transportation there and back again, and more. Additional Lodge flaps are available at a reduced cost for Lodge contingent members, so you can join in with the patch trading which will be abundant at the event.
We need to place our reservation with the national office in October, and that means we need you to sign up now! A $100 deposit will hold your spot – the rest of the money won’t be due until 2022. Register on the Tecumseh Lodge website, and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Gold Arrowman Award

We are excited to announce an award that is being offered again this year to all our members. The Gold Arrowman is an award designed to recognize members that are active in the Lodge and promote the OA in their units. This award is designed to be earned during the course of one calendar year. Recipients of this award will receive a unique lodge flap at our annual awards banquet. For those that earn it a second year will receive a special pin to attach to the flap they earned the year before. In order to receive the Gold Arrowman award, you need to complete the five requirements listed below, get them initialed, sign and turn in the form.

Ordeal / brotherhood

June 3 – 5, 2022

Camp Falling Rock

Ordeal / brotherhood

July 8 – 10, 2022

Camp Lazarus

NO A C

July 25 – 30, 2022

University of Tennessee

Ordeal / brotherhood

August 19 – 21, 2022

Camp Oyo

Ordeal / brotherhood

September 16 – 18, 2022

Camp Lazarus

Fall fellowship

October 7 – 9, 2022

Camp Falling Rock

Officers and advisers

You can send any of the Lodge Officers or Advisers an email by clicking on their name

Lodge Chief

VC of administration

VC of activities

VC of chapters

secretary

Treasurer

Lodge Adviser

VC Admin adviser

VC activities adviser

VC chapters adviser

secretary adviser

treasurer adviser

Membership Records

Professional Adviser

Chapters

You can send any of the Chapter Officers or Advisers an email by clicking on their name

Kìshahtèk

“Northern Lights”
Polaris (North) District
Kìshahtèk meets at 2:00 PM on the first
Sunday of each month at Camp Lazarus
James Reynolds, Chief
John Trouten, Adviser

Kittan Wewoapisak

“Great River Watchmen”
Frontier (South) District
Kittan Wewoapisak will meet at various times and locations. Contact the Chapter Adviser for the next time and location.

Caleb Hammond, Chief
Barb Wasmer, Adviser

Ahsënike

“People Among The Rocks”
Daybreak (East) District
Ahsënike 
will meet at various times and locations. Contact the Chapter Adviser for the next time and location.
Isabelle Stowe, Chief
Mat Stickles, Adviser

Pilsit Alunsa

“Pure Arrows”
Gateway (West) District
Pilsit Alunsa meets at 7:00 PM on the first
Thursday of each month at the
Simon Kenton Council office in Columbus
Charlie Johnson, Chief
James Finley, Adviser

Information For Candidates

So, you were elected by your Unit to join the Order of the Arrow.

What does this mean?

Should I join the Order of the Arrow?

What’s in it for me?

Here are a few links with information that might help explain it better.

2023 Lodge Calendar

April 14 – 16   Spring Fellowship
Camp Falling Rock
May 19 – 21   Ordeal / Brotherhood
Camp Lazarus
July 21 – 23   Ordeal / Brotherhood
Camo Oyo
August 18 – 20   Ordeal / Brotherhood
Camp Falling Rock
September 8 – 10   Ordeal / Brotherhood
Camp Lazarus
October 7 – 9   Fall Fellowship
Camp Lazarus

Lodge Information Book

The 2022 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.

2022 Lodge Book

Unit Election Information And Forms for Chapter Use

These forms are for the use of Chapters while conducting Unit Elections. They are to be submitted as stated on the form. They are not intended for use by the unit or others. If you need an election to be completed in your unit, contact your Chapter, our Vice Chief of Chapters  or our Chapters Adviser. Their contact information can be found elsewhere on this page.

election-info-2021

Unit Excellence Award

Unit Election Report 2022

Adult Nomination Form 2022

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 2017

Newsletters

Follow any of these links to view the latest copy of our Tecumseh Speaks Newsletter

2021 01 Newsletter

2021 03 Newsletter

2021 04 Newsletter

2022 01 Newsletter

2022 02 Newsletter

If you wish to submit an article for our newsletter you can email it to:
articles@tecumseh65.org