Category Archives: Recruting

Posts relating to recruiting events and new member information. If someone is looking for more information about our Indian Guides or Indian Princesses Nation, these posts are the place for that information.

Fox Nation Fall Picnic 2017

Fox Nation family!

Join us on August 27 from 2pm – 5pm at Townline Community Park for our annual fall picnic! There will be games and activities for the kids.

More information on the picnic logistics

This “welcome back” picnic is the first all nation event of the 2017 – 2018 Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses season. It’s the perfect opportunity for new or prospective members to learn more about Indian Guides and Princesses, and meet the other dads and kids in your tribes.

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!

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!

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

Fall Picnic – Sunday August 30th

Fox Nation family!

Join us on August 30th from 3pm – 6pm at the Elawa Farm 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.

More information on the picnic logistics

This “welcome back” picnic is the first all nation event of the 2015 – 2016 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!

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 Parade Success!


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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.


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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.

Fun and Family!

The Fox Nation is a compilation of “tribes” across eastern Lake County, comprised of boys (guides) tribes and girls (princesses) tribes of kids in similar age ranges, grades K-6.

Tribes meet on a regular basis for crafts and activities, in addition to participating in monthly Nation events throughout the year. The Nation hosts three campouts per year at Camp Anokijig in Wisconsin.

The Fox Nation has played an important role in the lives of North Shore families since 1961. The 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 child(ren).