The annual Indian Guide and Indian Princess Fox Nation Pinewood Derby event is Sunday, March 9th! It’s time to start designing your cars!
Who is going to build the baddest, fastest car in our nation? Who will come up with the most creative design? And, who is going to represent the nation’s heritage with a car designed in honor of the native Indians?
Sunday, March 9th, boys and girls from the Fox Nation will come out for an afternoon of harrowing, nail-biting racing among dozens of one-of-a-kind pinewood derby cars.
What do you need to participate you ask? A car that adheres to the pinewood derby design rules and your son’s or daughter’s participation.
The are two locations to pick up your pinewood derby kit ($5 per car kit):
Colin McBean’s house and Corbett Lamb’s Office. Talk to your tribe chief for details.
Find the official rules for your car and the race.
Join us at the Fox Nation Indoor Ice Skating event this coming Saturday, Feb 22nd hosted by the Ojibwa Indian Princess tribe.
The event starts at 11:30am with pizza and games (includes 20 game tokens). Staking starts at 12:30pm and goes to 2pm. Skate rental is free, and admission is $6.00 per person.
This is a super fun event even if you are not the strongest skater. Come anyway!
Rink Side Sports – Gurnee Mills
6152 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL
NOTE!!! – If you haven’t registered and think you missed your opportunity, that’s not the case! Show up to the winter camp this weekend and you can register and pay on site at Camp Anokijig!
The 2014 Indian Guides Winter Camp Out is quickly approaching. Do any of these activities sound fun to you?
- Tubing down the Xmas light-lit swath through the Anokijig woods with your friends!
- Skate, play hockey or broom ball on frozen Elkhart lake!
- Snowshoe to victory hill and the serenity beyond.
- Listen to Brian Bearshadow’s Ojibwe stories, and mull over the meanings while you go to sleep in your cozy sleeping bag in the cabin at night.
- Make unique crafts with Brian Bearshadow and Clara, and an necklace with flint knapper Dick Grybush.
- Learn all about flint knapping in case you ever need to make a spear head in the wild.
- Learn how to aim and throw an atlatl spear, maybe even in a friendly competition.
Ice fish with your dad.
- Holler, sweep and throw at Camp Anokijig’s premier Milk jug curling rink on the frozen lake.
- Actually WALK over water to Inspiration Island.
- Take sleigh rides through the snowy hills and dales with your Tribe.
- Show off your jump board and sliding skills to your pals at the waterpark
- Exploring Camp Anokijig with your best friend.
- Hang around the fire and share stories with Lake Forest/Lake Bluff’s best men and kids
- Hunt for the Red Vests, Chiefs and the Quack in the woods.
If so, get your registration form in as soon as possible and join us at Camp Anokijig.
There is a benefit to you to register early (best cabins go first, you save some dough, and the Camp can prepare properly), and it helps us a lot if you can commit by Sunday January 26th, and have your payment in by Monday January 27th.
Often, new Dads wonder if their Indian Princess or Guide is too young for Winter campout. I can tell you that I have seen many dads with preschoolers tooling around in the snow at Camp Anokijig (and plenty in pink outfits). Our Great Chief Crazy Frog’s son, Jumping Salmon, started when he was 4. At this age they would require some extra supervision, but it’s an incredible bonding opportunity. As long as you heed REI’s motto of “there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate equipment” you will be fine. The registration form is in the Documents section of this site. Fill it out, include payment, and return to Terry Mueller as soon as you can!
Bowling at Brunswick is family fun at its best. It’s a great way to spend some quality time that everyone will enjoy. Bowling, billiards, video games, food, beverages – there’s something fun for everyone.
All of the mighty Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses are invited, so come and get into the good times at Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills!
Click for a map to Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills
Click for Brunswick Zone’s web site
Attention Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses
Calling all sopranos, tenors, baritones or any singing voice who enjoys yuletide carols!
Please join us on Sunday, December 15th, at 1:15 p.m. to sing holiday carols to the residents of Clairidge Healthcare Center in Lake Bluff. This is an entire family event, so bring moms too! This has been a longtime tradition of Fox Nation and is a delightful event for the residents. Song sheets will be provided, so don’t worry if you do not know the words to Jingle Bells or Deck the Halls!
After caroling let’s go to Culver’s for some lunch!
Clairidge Healthcare Center
700 Jenkisson Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
803 E Park Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Click here for a map
Clairidge Healthcare Center Website
Lake County Cares – a part of the Northern Illinois Food Bank – is helping feed our neighbors affected by recent Tornadoes in Washington, Peoria and surrounding areas. The Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses will be doing what they can to help by donating non-perishable food items (including canned meat) and money to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. You can donate money by following this link to the Northern Illinois Food Bank website.
Meet Hungry Kate
Donations of non-perishable foods will be collected from all of our Indian Princesses and Indian Guides at the Starbucks across from Fort Sheridan in Highwood (click for map), the Starbucks in downtown Lake Forest (click for map) and the Starbucks on 43 across from Sunset Foods (click for map) on Saturday, November 23rd from 9am to 2pm. Please help us reach our goal of feeding 500 families this holiday season!
If you are in need of food assistance please CLICK HERE to find a food pantry or soup kitchen near you.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on November 9th, 2013. Thanks to the hard work from our Indian Guides and Indian Princesses, we were able to package thousands of meals for starving children. Meals packed by our boys and girls in Libertyville, IL are being distributed to starving children around the world.
See pictures below from this community service event.
Fundraiser at HomeMade Pizza Co. in Lake Forest
From 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, for purchases at its Lake Forest location, HomeMade Pizza Co. will make a donation to Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses in the amount of:
• $5 for any large and deep-dish pizza sold,
• $2 for every Gluten Free pizza,
• 10% of every gift card purchase
Orders may be placed in advance at https://www.homemadepizza.com or by calling the store at 847.234.3400. Please help support the Fox Nation and share the details of this fund raiser with any of your friends, and be sure to specify the code, “HomeMadeHelps“.
It was wonderful to see 148 Lake Forest and Lake Bluff campers at Camp Anokijig!
Thank you to everyone in the Fox Nation for participating in so many activities and in celebrating togetherness. Also, a big thank you to Brian Bearshadow for sharing your wisdom, stories and guidance with our Nation! A final thank you to all the new Tribal Chiefs in leading the Nation for 2013/14.
To all of the graduates of the Blackhawks, Chippewa, Ojbwa, and Sauk Tribes – All the best in your journey and friendships going forward. We are looking forward to the years ahead with our new Nation Princesses.