Fox Nation Campout

2015 Spring Campout – May 29th to 31st

Mighty Fox Nation, our Spring Camp Out is tonight!!! We are heading back to Camp Minikani May 29th to May 31st 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.

We are also very pleased to announce that we are taking the opportunity at this Spring Camp Out to recognize and celebrate all of the dads and kids that make the Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses program such an amazing, fun, and rewarding organization.

As a “Thank You” to all of our members, we will be hosting a fully catered outdoor BBQ dinner on that Saturday evening.

Silver Spur BBQ will be providing a full BBQ feast for dads including pulled pork, smoked chicken breast, and beef brisket along with a full assortment of sides and sauces. Kids will enjoy burgers and hot dogs, chips, and sides.

Please register for camp out in advance on our website here. 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.

I will be sending out cabin assignments as we get closer to the big weekend. Please find the Camp Out Agenda, directions to Camp Minikani, and a packing list.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone up at Camp Minikani.

Ah, Ho

Milkweed for Monarchs - Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses

Milkweed for Monarch Butterfly Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the Milkweed planting event at Middlefork Savanna at Elawa Farm. Despite the holiday weekend, we had wonderful attendance: 20 dads with their children. Monarch butterflies need Milkweed to survive and our Indian Guides and Indian Princesses made a difference by planting 250 Swamp Milkweed plants to help boost the Monarch butterfly population in Lake County.

Monarch on milkweed

Milkweed Planting at Elawa Farms – May 23

Join us on Saturday, May 23rd for the first ever Fox Nation Plant Milkweed to Save the Monarch Butterfly Event.

Come out and help us plant Milkweed to support the Monarch butterfly population and help them thrive in our local Forest Preserves. Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants, and monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape.

Event Details – click here for more detail

When: Saturday, May 23rd 8am-10am
Where: Middlefork Savanna at Elawa Farms
Who: This is an all family event so bring the entire family for this short and meaningful experience to help the Fox Nation give back to our community and surrounding nature.

This will be a great event for members of all ages.

See everyone out there.

Pinewood Derby Recap

We had another awesome turnout this year. And so many amazing designs. See below for some photos from last Sunday’s event. Also, we had one of our Indian Princesses who created a pinewood derby car that transformed into a robot – a first for the Fox Nation. See the video of it transforming below the photo gallery!

2015 Pinewood Derby

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Pinewood Derby Indian Guides & Princesses

Pinewood Derby Race – March 8th

Attention Mighty Fox Nation!

Save the date for one of our most popular events of the year! Our 2015 Pinewood Derby race will be held Sunday, March 8th at the Lake Bluff Middle School.

Register your child here to participate

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 will be available for sale from your tribe chiefs. Cars can also be purchased from our Indian Scout Colin McBean. Colin will have a box of cars on his porch beginning tomorrow morning. No need to contact him, just show up and take as many cars as you need and leave cash in the mail box near his front door. Cars are $5 each on the honor system.

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.

Indian Princess Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children Recap

A special thanks to the Indian Guides & Princesses who volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on Saturday February 21, 2015. This service event helped teach our children to help others who are less fortunate, while they packed close to 12,000 meals. This is enough food to feed 70 children for a year. The Fox Nation volunteers hand-packed meals specifically formulated for malnourished children in Africa. The meals packed will save lives and advance a desperate community – all progress starts with food.

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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses volunteering at Feed My Starving Children

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Feed My Starving Children - Indian Guides Volunteer Event

Indian Guides and Princesses Feed My Starving Children Event 2/21/2015

Attention Fox Nation! Join your fellow guides and princesses at the upcoming Feed My Starving Children event, where we will pack meals that will be distributed to starving children throughout the world. Register here by adding the product to your cart and checking out. It’s free, the shopping cart is simply being used for pre-registration purposes.

Feed My Starving Children’s approach is simple: Children and adults hand-pack meals designed specifically for starving children, and FMSC ships to nearly 70 countries around the world.

The Kasota tribe of the Fox Nation is sponsoring this Volunteer Event. View the calendar entry for more details on the event location and time.

  **Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in, orientation and training.

Dress code: Casual clothes and comfortable shoes – you will be on your feet.

2015 Winter Camp Recap

Thank you to everyone who showed up to the Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses 2015 Winter Campout!

We had an awesome time, with great weather, until of course Saturday late night when the snow rolled in. Whether you headed home early to beat the snow or stuck it out, I’m sure the guides and princesses had the time of their life. See below for some photos and videos of the event.

2015 Winter Camp

2015 Winter Campout at Camp Anokijig

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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL
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Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses, Lake County, IL

 

Camp Anokijig Map Fox Nation Indian Guides

Winter Camp Out Details

Hello all,

I hope you’re excited like me about the winter campout. We have many headed up tonight, with more coming tomorrow morning. I wanted to share some details with everyone so you can make the most of your weekend.

We have a huge turnout this year, our biggest ever! So I’ll see you up there!

Winter Camp 2015 Patch Design Winner

2015 Winter Camp Out Registration Open

Mighty Fox Nation, please save the date for our Winter Camp Out being held January 30th through February 1st at Camp Anokijig.

We had a huge turnout last year and we expect the same awesome participation this year.

Join us for a weekend of tubing, sleigh rides, broom ball, frozen milk-jug curling, ice skating, ice fishing, arts and crafts, bowling, and swimming. Along with campfire fun and winter adventure.

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.

Sign up here! Hurry, because early registration is discounted from the full rate!