Come out and support our biggest charity fundraiser – pickup some trees or wreaths and help local organizations do good in our community!
2018-2019 Nation Campout Schedules
- Iroquois Nation Campouts
– Fall: Sept 7-9, 2018/Camp Tecumseh
– Winter: Feb 8-10, 2019/Camp Duncan
– Spring: TBD, 2019
- Winnebago Nation Campouts
– Fall: Sept 15-16/Camp Benson
– Winter: Feb 2-3/Camp Duncan
– Spring: TBD, 2019
Preparing Meals for Children in Need
The Park Ridge Algonquin Nation visited Feed My Starving Children this weekend. Feed My Starving Children’s aim is for no child to go hungry. Its reach is global, feeding children in parts of North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
The dads and their daughters of the Algonquin Nation helped prepare meals for children in need. The Nation also delivered a check for $700 with proceeds from our annual Christmas tree sale. Special thanks to Algonquin Nation Chief Rich Vengazo for recommending the donation to the Federation Board, coordinating this event and taking pictures.
To make donations or set-up volunteer opportunities, visit Feed My Starving Children’s website at https://www.fmsc.org/.
The Christmas trees have arrived.
Dads arrived Saturday morning at 8:00 am to unload the trailer, set-up the tree racks, and erect the tent for the upcoming annual Christmas tree sale. Dads returned early Sunday morning to unload three semi trailers carrying over 750 Christmas trees. This is a massive undertaking. Tree Masters Terry Jolineau and Joe Ott masterfully organized and managed the all volunteer crew. Dads completed the set-up in record time on Saturday and Sunday.
A special thank you goes to all of our volunteers this weekend. Without these dads help, this Christmas tree sale would not take place. All proceeds are donated to local charities and other non-profit organizations. Since 2008, the Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts and Princesses have donated over $125,000 to help the community.
Happy Memorial Day! From the Parade to Joining a PRISIP Tribe
This is an older post, but a good one for Moms and Dads who have seen the Indian Princesses and Indian Scouts in the Memorial Day Parade to check out! We welcome you and invite you to take a look!
Greetings, and happy Memorial Day! It’s a wonderful day, not only because of the long-weekend or the excitement of the parade here in Park Ridge, but because it’s a day for looking back in remembrance, but also looking ahead and considering a course of action for the future.
If you saw the Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses in the Parade on Monday and are wondering about what your future with our organization looks like, I’d like to share a few observations with you.
First of all, there have been so many thoughtful, helpful words shared through the years concerning the PRISIP organization – in particular the Indian Princesses, who are truly the heart and soul of the broader organization in my view – and you’ll want to read them all. Reflections from dads and daughters who have been in our organization a long time. Thoughts on the Native American symbolism. Expectations around the annual schedule commitments. Take a look by reading this article from May 2012.
PRISIP is divided into 5 “Nations” (three girls’ nations and two boys’ nations). Far and away the very best Girls’ Nation is the mighty Iroquois (I’m somewhat biased as the outgoing “Nation Chief” for the Iroquois) and if you and your daughter are looking to join a tribe, this is the Nation to find your right fit. We’ve got guys from all walks of life and girls from all local schools. If you’re looking for a girls tribe to join, consider our Crow, Comanche, Nez Perce, Navajo, Seminole and Sauk tribes – you’ll be glad you did!
The Iroquois are also the most socially active of all the Nations – going far beyond the annual “required events” to enjoy a year full of campouts and activities. In 2012, our Iroquois founded the annual Together Forever 5K which just completed it’s second strong year earlier this May. This past winter, Navajo girls worked to enhance the annual PRISIP tree sale by creating holiday ornaments.
You and your girl (or your husband and daughter – Hi Moms!) will find a wealth of meaningful activities and a lifetime of memories in our Iroquois Nation. To get stared, just download the registration forms and have them ready for the fall to bring to our annual Registration Night. (Keep an eye on this site for more details.) Or send us a note using the contact form found on this very site!
We hope you had a good time at the Memorial Day parade and that you enjoyed seeing our PRISIP dads and daughters, and the fathers and sons, in action. That’s what it’s all about – making memories and having fun!
Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses Brighten Park Ridge, Make Memories for the Holidays
Early on Saturday, November 12th, Indian Scout and Indian Princess families gathered at 160 Main Street to meet up with their tribes and to collect their assignments for a day of tree lighting on the streets of Park Ridge. With efforts coordinated in part by PRISIP Federation Chief Scott Richter and Park Board Commissioner (and jovial Indian Scout dad) Mel Thillens, tribes went north, south, east and west stringing up lights to brighten up the holiday season for our community!