Monthly Archives: February 2016

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.

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

2016 Winter Camp Recap

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.

Broom ball video: