2014 – 2015 Season Recap

Thank you to the entire Fox Nation, including all of our Indian Guides and Indian Princesses for a successful 2014-2015 season. It was one of our best years yet.

We started the season with our most popular event – the Fall Campout, where we had a record turnout. After the Fall Campout came the LEAD Red Ribbon Race, where we participated as an entire nation, and also sold pumpkins as a fundraiser to help support our organization.

Next was one of our more unique events – spending the night aboard the U.S.S Cobia Submarine at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. The kids absolutely loved sleeping on the submarine, and exploring all the different nooks and crannies. In December we visited Claridge Healthcare Center, and did caroling for the residents. One of our members went above and beyond and made snowman treats for the residents out of marshmallows. It was a heartwarming event.

We moved things inside for our first nation event of 2015, bowling at Brunswick Zone. For the adventurous families, the Fox Nation Winter Camp Out came shortly after. Again it was an awesome time, where the kids participated in ice fishing, milk jug curling, skating & hockey, and then of course swimming at the Sheboygan High School. We got quite a bit of snow Saturday into Sunday, which made the trip home interesting, but it was worth the memories with the kids.

In February the nation participated in a Feed My Starving Children event, which was very fulfilling, and helped reinforce with our kids the importance of helping others that are less fortunate. The kids and parents packed close to 12,000 meals for families in Africa. Next on the agenda was the ever popular Indian Guides & Princesses Pinewood Derby race, where we had the first ever transformer pine wood derby car (car to robot).

Once the weather started getting nice (it took a while this year), we moved our volunteering outdoors, and planted Milkweed plants for Monarch Butterflies at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, IL. We planted over 200 plants, and there have been Monarch Butterflies sighted there since using the plants for reproduction. Thanks to this event, the Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses are forming a partnership with Elawa Farm and will be doing more volunteering there next season.

We also spent the night at another museum, this time at the Museum of Science and Industry. Around this time there was also a Chicago Wolves game that the nation went to, and had our name displayed proudly up on the scoreboard.

Wrapping up the 2014-2015 season was our participation in the Lake Bluff 4th of July parade. As always we had an awesome turnout. Our guides and princesses handed out candy and flyers, and enjoyed riding atop the Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses award winning float.

It was an unforgettable year, and I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Recruiting Picnic at Elawa Farm in August.

Lake Bluff 4th of July Indian Guides - Jeff Savage

Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade Success!

Thank you to all of our members who participated in the parade, preparing our award winning float, handing out candy and flyers, and spreading the word about our family oriented organization. It was a huge success and we had a unforgettable holiday weekend. See below for some highlights of the event. If anyone has photos of our Fox Nation members at the parade, please forward them to your Chief so they can be included here.

Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade 2015

2015 4th of July parade recap Lake Bluff, IL in Lake County

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Fox Nation Indian Guides at the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade
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Fox Nation Indian Guides tribe supports our troops in Afghanistan.
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Jeff Savage
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Claire Jensen
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Matt White
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Corby Lamb, Marcus Grenado, and Joel Norton
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Canoe Float
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Jack Jensen and Ryder Lamb
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Brent Jones and Joel Norton
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Matt White and Jeff Savage
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Fox Nation Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Smoking Teepee

 

Fox Nation Flag

Lake Bluff, IL Fourth of July Parade

Mighty Fox Nation, it’s that time of year again.  We are getting ready for our annual participation in the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade.  Join us Saturday, July 4th as we walk and ride on our newly refurbished float and celebrate our Nation’s independence and represent the proud Fox Nation.  We will be handing 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.  We will have face paint available as well.  Meet up at the float early to have your face painted by our older Indian Princesses. Please see the logistics document and parade map for all the details.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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.

2015-02 Feed My Starving Children

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.