Kittan Chapter Home Page

The Kittan Chapter was established in 2001. Kittan means "Great River" in the language of the Lenni-Lenape. The Order of the Arrow has played an important role in the Chicago Area Councils' Scouting program for almost 80 years.

The Kittan Chapter, it's purpose, program, and especially our membership, is a natural extension of Scouting itself. It stems from a mutual desire of its members to serve a program they greatly admire, respect, and believe in. The unique attraction of the Order is its combination of inspiration, fellowship, and fun that attracts and holds, in dedicated service and devotion, River Trails District finest youth and adults members.

Order of the Arrow
Official Song

Firm bound in bro - ther-hood,
Ga - ther the clan
That cheer - ful serv-ice brings
To fel - low man.

Cir - cle our coun-cil fire,
Weld tight-ly ev-'ry link
That binds us in bro-ther-hood,
Wi - mach - ten - dienk

By Dr. E. Urner Goodman


I do hereby promise on my honor as a Scout, that I will always and faithfully observe and preserve the traditions of the Order of the Arrow, Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui.

I will always regard the ties of brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow as lasting, and will seek to preserve a cheerful spirit even in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities, and will endeavor, so far as in my power lies, to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others.

Past Chapter Chiefs

2001-2002  Daniel Koziel
2002-2003  Daniel Koziel
2003-2004  Christopher Zelis
2004-2005  Richard J. Memenga

2005-2006  Richard J. Memenga
2006-2007  Richard J. Memenga
2007 - ?     Martin Kaminski

Past Chapter Advisers

2001*         Randy V. Etapa
2001-2003  Jeffery R. Nowik
2004 - ?     Daniel C Stegvilas Sr

* Interim Chapter Adviser

This site was last updated on
Tuesday, September 18th 2007 at 5:22 p.m. CT