Mighty Fox Nation, our Spring Camp Out is quickly approaching!!! We are heading back to Camp Minikani on May 13 to 15 for a weekend full of wonderful activities, outdoor experiences, and Native American culture.
For those that have not been to Camp Minikani before, it is an outstanding and full-service camp facility with newer cabins, lake access, heated swimming pool, climbing wall, high ropes course, horse back riding, archery, and canoeing among many other activities we have planned. (The food’s good too.)
For those that like to bring their own tents, there are many flat and grassy areas to pitch your tent and build a fire.
Please register for camp out in advance on our website. We are offering discounted rates to any family that signs up in advance so please take advantage of the great discounts.
Invited guests and potential new members are always welcome to join us at camp out. It’s a great opportunity to get people introduced to the Fox Nation.
Come back soon to find the Camp Out Agenda, directions to Camp Minikani, and a packing list. Looking forward to seeing everyone up at Camp Minikani.
Thank you to everyone who came to race and volunteer at last Sunday’s Pinewood Derby race. The 70 Indian Guides and Princesses who showed up were treated to an afternoon filled with speed, artistry, competition, and pizza.
Speaking of competition, the differences between first and second places for boys and girls was in the hundredths of seconds. This year again brought some of the most unique and creative designs we’ve seen. Check out the slideshow below for pictures from the event.
Break out the power tools, sandpaper, and paint and create the fastest and coolest car you can. Trophies will be awarded for the fastest cars for boys and girls tribes, as well as a special trophy for overall fastest car. Design trophies will be awarded for the coolest car designs as well as trophies for the most authentic Native American themed designs.
This is an all family event, so bring the siblings and invite the grandparents.
11:30 AM – Weigh-in and Registration Begins
12:30 PM – Judging on the following categories:
• Overall Paint and Design • Native American Themed Design • Each category will have multiple places
1:00 PM – RACING STARTS
Pine Wood Derby car kits are available for sale from your tribe chiefs. Cars can also be purchased from our Indian Scout Joel Norton. Cars kits are $5 each.
Please note that our Fox Nation Pine Wood car kits are custom kits and are NOT the ones used by the Boy Scouts or other Nations. You will ONLY be allowed to use a car from one of our approved kits.
Race rules, car weights and dimensions can be found here. Cars that do not meet the weight and dimension limits will NOT be eligible for a trophy. Cars will be weighed and measured during race registration. Basic tools will be available on site for last minute modifications but please bring any special tools or extra weights you might need if you’re close on weight.
Please join Fox Nation for an afternoon of service at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Since Fox Nation’s founding in 1961, concern for family and community have been key characteristics we strive to nurture. This event allows greater connectivity to family and community—not to mention kids and parents have a great time!
We ask that all participants pre-register here so we can give an accurate count to FMSC.
FMSC is a faith-based organization committed to feeding hungry children. Volunteers will package food for distribution throughout the world – from countries affected by natural disaster and places enduring economic despair. For more information about FMSC, visit their website at http://www.fmsc.org/
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. We ask that everyone show up 15 minutes early for check-in, orientation and training.
742 E. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 (Hwy 176, across from Culvers), FMSC Phone is (847) 984-3846
Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes – you will be on your feet. Oh, and bring mom!
We had a huge turnout at last weekend’s Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses 2016 Winter Campout! 114 campers joined together to enjoy the great weather, family and friend togetherness and very cool activities.
Tubing was great as usual, as was ice skating, sleigh rides, crafts, bowling and swimming. I’m sure the guides and princesses had the time of their life. See below for some photos and videos of the event.
For those of you who were on the fence, the weather looks perfect, join us at the winter camp! We already have around 100 people signed up, but there is plenty of room still available. The signup form is here
If you’ve never been to a campout, here are some useful links:
I spoke to the camp director at Anokijig yesterday and the ice is in great shape for all our ice activities, and they have more snow than we do so the tube hill is open as well. This year, bowling and swimming are included in your camp registration fee. Please note that similar to last year, we will NOT be providing dinner at the camp on Saturday night. Please plan to make your own arrangements for dinner on Saturday night. In the link above you will find a document with several restaurant recommendations which are close to both the bowling and swimming activities.
Please note that this year we are making helmets MANDATORY for all kids on the tubing hill. Even a basic bike helmet is fine, but please plan accordingly to make sure we keep the kids as safe as possible on the tube hill. Also, all kid’s tubing activities MUST be monitored by at least one dad. Please do not send your kids to the tube hill without supervision.
Mighty Fox Nation, please save the date for this year’s Winter Camp Out being held January 29 through 31 at Camp Anokijig.
Last year was an awesome time, barring a snowy drive home on Sunday. The kids loved the snow though – it made Camp Anokijig even more a magical place than it already is.
Expect a weekend of tubing, sleigh rides, broom ball, frozen milk-jug curling, ice skating, ice fishing, arts and crafts, bowling, and swimming. I think the dads had as much fun in the curling competition as the kids did. Hopefully we will be able to welcome our favorite Ojibwe Indian to camp, Brian Bearshadow and his wife Carla. As always, campfire fun and winter adventure is at the core of our winter campout experience. We’re still trying to solidify plans for Saturday night’s dinner, but there may be an additional function that we add this year. Stay posted for more information.
For those new members who have never experienced a winter camp out, it is a truly unique experience and a great mix of indoor fun and outdoor winter activities.
Help instill charitable values in our Indian Guides and Princesses by participating in the Kids Caring for Kids program. The program benefits other children who are undergoing cancer treatment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. It’s very easy to participate:
Purchase your child’s favorite stuffed animal (the stuffed animals must be new).
Remove all sales tags, boxes or packing material.
Have your child enclose a best wishes card.
Drop the stuffed animal at your tribe chief’s house before December 16, 2015.
The cards and stuffed animals bring joy and comfort to children during this difficult time in their lives. They name the stuffed animals, and even bring them into surgery with them.
Attention Indian Guides and Princesses – Our annual Fox Nation Holiday Caroling event is being held Sunday, December 13. We will begin caroling at 11:00 am and plan to be done shortly before 12:00 pm. Please plan to arrive around 10:45 am to organize in the lobby and hand out the sheet music.
This is a wonderful event that brings a lot of joy to the residents of Claridge Healthcare Center in Lake Bluff. This has been an annual tradition for many years and as many of you know that have participated in this event in the past, the residents truly look forward to this celebration every year. We’ve even had our Braves and Princesses bring holiday treats for the residents which they loved.
For those of you new to the Fox Nation, or who have not participated before, we gather as a group and walk through the facility singing holiday songs for all of the residents. This is another truly meaningful community experience for our children and opportunity for the Fox Nation to continue our long tradition of giving back to our local community.
The address for Claridge Healthcare Center is below. Please let me know if you have any questions. A special Ah, Ho to Cyber Chief Chris Jensen for organizing this year’s participation.