Fox Nation Indian Guides and Princesses

includes tribes across eastern Lake County, IL. These tribes are comprised of boys (indian guides) tribes and girls (indian princesses) tribes of kids in similar age ranges. Greatest participation tends to be preschool aged kids through 6th grade kids, however some of our boys and girls enjoy indian guides and princesses so much that they continue on through 8th grade!

Typical time commitment: Tribes meet on a regular basis for crafts and activities. Past activities have included everything from pumpkin carving for Halloween to horseback riding and even dog sledding adventures during the winter months! In addition to the monthly Indian Guides or Indian Princesses tribe meetings, there are also monthly Fox Nation events throughout the year. Finally the Fox Nation hosts three campouts per year at Camp Anokijig and Camp Minikani in Wisconsin.

The Fox Nation has played an important role in the lives of North Shore families since 1961. The Indian Guides and Princess program’s rich history dates back to 1926 and is based on the strong characteristics of American Indian culture: dignity, patience, endurance, spirituality, connectedness to the earth and concern for family and community. Our goal is to support and encourage a father’s vital role as teacher, counselor and friend to his sons and daughters. This is embodied by the Indian Guide & Princess pledge:

To be clean in body and pure in heart.

To be “friends always”, with my <son/daughter/dad>.

To love the sacred circle of my family.

To be attentive while others speak.

To love my neighbor as myself.

To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit’s work in forest, field, and stream.

Ah ho.

The Fox Nation Indian Guides is not associated with the YMCA Adventure Guides
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