The Mighty Iroquois of the Park Ridge Wilderness Princesses were FINALLY able to make it back to their beloved Camp Tecumseh for a fantastic Fall Campout in September. Two years ago, due to that whole pandemic thing, we had to completely miss this campout, and then last year we needed to substitute with a local event…so, this marked quite the euphoric return!
The Crow and Nez Perce were able to make a spooky Friday night hike out to the Ghost Cabin; fortunately no souls were lost to the spirits of campouts past.
The camp’s activities were as enjoyable as ever, including archery, obstacle courses, horseback riding, riflery, candle-making, and more.
We all competed in our inter-tribal competitions, including the games, plate hunting, trivia, and the building of a nature sculpture.
As is our custom, our Nation Officers lead us through the evening’s ceremony during which the new chiefs this year lit up the night by starting the Council Fire and then shared their Words of Wisdom that left us all a bit smarter than when we started.
And, as a new tradition, the Sunday morning announcements concluded with the awarding of the belt – the bejeweled prize for raking in the most honor points during the campout. The Crow were wearing it proudly while coming into this campout the, but the Seminole were the ones smiling when they walked away with the big “W”.
Thanks to everyone who came out and helped pull-off this great event; here’s to many more!!