Submarine Overnight Sleepover

Submarine Sleepover Oct 8, 2016

Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses are sleeping in a submarine! Join us in the USS COBIA – “The Nation’s Most Completely Restored WWII Submarine”

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The Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s USS Cobia Overnight Program offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand a taste of submarine life. This an educational alternative to the traditional camp-out, and facilitates an appreciation of history. Ages 6 and up. Space is limited – this is a popular event that we expect to sell out. Activities include learning how to fire a torpedo and dive a submarine, Morse code, identifying WWII planes and ships, a behind the scenes tour of rarely seen parts of the submarine, and much more!

Last year we also went bowling and out for pizza the afternoon before boarding the sub, it’s quite a fun event!

fall camp 2016 patch

Fall Campout – Sept 9 – 11

Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses!

Fall camp out is approaching quickly the weekend of September 9 through 11, 2016. This event is a great opportunity to meet your new tribe or reconnect while spending special father-son/daughter time together! Either drive up on Friday night or Saturday morning & spend a good ‘ole fashioned weekend in the great outdoors!

Camp Anokijig Activities

Camp activities galore await you such as swimming, archery competitions, BB gun marksmanship contest, Native American arts & crafts, fishing, canoeing, face painting, horseback rides, and the annual Fox Nation torch parade and ceremonial campfire on Saturday night!  Spend all day at one activity or try them all – it’s up to you!  Make the drive up Friday afternoon & grab a prime cabin or tent location and cook out your hot dogs, burgers, s’mores (whatever you bring on up!) for dinner while enjoying casual community time with your tribe!  Full hot & tasty meals are included Saturday (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and Sunday breakfast.  And, don’t forget to bring your critter catcher to grab your critter for our famous Critter Race and a decorated old sock for the annual “Old Man Grouch” burial at the flagpole!  These are the types of annual traditions your children will look forward to at each campout!

Register

Registration for camp out is now available here. Sign up now to enjoy our generous early registration discount which ends soon. When registering for campout, please remember to sign up for our 2016/2017 season as well. Registration is quick and easy with no paper forms to return and no checks to fill out.

More Information:
Map of Camp Anokijig
Camp Agenda
Driving Directions
Items to Bring to the Fall Campout

Fox Nation Fall Picnic

Fox Nation family!

Join us on August 28 from 3pm – 6pm at Townline Community Park for our annual fall picnic! There will be award winning barbecue served by our very own Jeff Silvers from Smokin’ Deal BBQ, as well as games and activities for the kids. In addition, we’re lucky to have an authentic Aztec dance performance, with costumed dancers and authentic music.

More information on the picnic logistics

This “welcome back” picnic is the first all nation event of the 2016 – 2017 Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses season. It’s the perfect opportunity for new or prospective members to learn more about Indian Guides and Princesses, meet the other dads and kids in your tribes, and eat some world famous BBQ.

This is an all family event for new and current members so come out and join us for an afternoon of fun! This is also the perfect opportunity to extend an invitation to neighbors and friends to learn about the Fox Nation. Even if you can’t make the entire picnic, stop over and say hi!

Lake Bluff 4th of July

4th of July Lake Bluff, IL Independence Day Parade

It’s the time of year again to celebrate our Nation’s independence, and represent the proud Fox Nation at the same time. On Monday, July Fourth we will walk and ride on our newly refurbished float, and hand out candy as well as recruitment flyers for new potential members along the parade route.

This is a fun and exciting event for the kids as they get to ride on our float in front of their friends and family along the parade route. Face painting will be available at the float staging area. Arrive there early to have your face painted by our older Indian Princesses. Please see the logistics document and parade map for all the details.

  • Where: Float position 29 in the float staging area on East Center Street (see parade map above)
  • When: Arrive at the float at 9:45am.
  • What to Bring:
    • Your Vest
    • Your Fox Nation T-Shirt
    • Sunscreen
    • Ice cold water
    • Your pride for our Country and for our organization
Monarch on milkweed

This Saturday – Milkweed for Monarchs

Join us on Saturday, May 21 for the second annual 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 9am-11am
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.

 

Spring Camp Out – May 13 to 15 at Camp Minikani

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. See the following for information on this weekend’s campout:

Cabin Assignments:

  • Mohawk:  Indian Unit 6 and overflow onto Indian Unit 7
  • Kickapoo:  Indian Unit 6 and overflow onto Indian Unit 7
  • Michigamea:  Indian Unit 5 and overflow onto Indian Unit 7
  • Gitchee Goomee:  Pioneer Unit 11
  • Mohawk/Potawatomi:  Pioneer Unit 11
  • Temagami:  Indian Unit 1
  • Ojibwa:  Indian Unit 2
  • Ottawa:  Indian Unit 3
  • Kasota:  Indian Unit 9 and Indian Rec 1-3 for overflow
  • Dakota:  Indian Unit 4 and Indian Rec 1-3 for overflow
  • Takota/Tuscarora:  Indian Unit 8
  • Powhatan:  Indian Unit 8

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.

Ah, Ho

Attend All Fox Nation Open Lands Volunteer Event April 2

Spring is in the air! Get outdoors with the family and help preserve the beauty of our community’s open spaces. Volunteers will work together on brush control and burn preparation.

Who: All Fox Nation and their families

Where: Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve, Trail access and parking are located at Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive (located half mile off of Waukegan Road on Middlefork Drive).

When: 9 a.m. to Noon (come all or part of the time) this Saturday, April 2

Open Lands will supply the equipment, but recommends everyone bring their own water to stay hydrated. Don’t forget to dress for the weather!

More information about Lake Forest Open Lands and the work day is available here: http://www.lfola.org/2016-volunteer-work-days

2016 Pinewood Derby Recap

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.

 

Pinewood Derby Indian Guides & Princesses

Pinewood Derby Registration Now Open – Race March 13th

Attention Mighty Fox Nation!

Save the date for one of our most popular events of the year! Our 2016 Pinewood Derby race will be held Sunday, March 13 at the Everett Elementary School.

You must register your child here in order to participate in the race

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.

Feed My Starving Children - Indian Guides Volunteer Event

Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children Feb. 20

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/

When?

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.

Where?

742 E. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 (Hwy 176, across from Culvers), FMSC Phone is (847) 984-3846

Other info?

Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes – you will be on your feet. Oh, and bring mom!

You can also see more information about this event on our calendar page