Come out and support our biggest charity fundraiser – pickup some trees or wreaths and help local organizations do good in our community!
Thank you for all those in the community that volunteered their time and made donations to the annual PRWSP Food Drive on October 15th and 16th.
Reflecting the generous nature of the surrounding community, the Food Drive this year was a resounding success, even with several other similar drives being held this month. With everyone’s helpful contributions, the PRWSP was able to make significant food and other donations this year to the Maine Township Food Pantry, the St. Paul of the Cross Food Pantry and the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.
Thank you again for helping the PRWSP work towards a hunger-free community!
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!!
The 2022-23 season is here! Our Scouts, Princesses, and Big Braves are all excited to be kicking off yet another year of a time-honored tradition of bringing Dads and their kids together. You can learn about us and sign-up now HERE.
Along with the normal campouts, tree sale, and regular monthly get-togethers, we will be hosting our Food Drive again this year. We’ll be bringing needed supplies to the local community. It happens on Oct 15-16, so mark your calendars. Below is the flyer with all of the relevant info, including recommendations for donations as well as drop-off locations.
Looking forward to getting together with everyone again!
The long-running tradition continues this year. Come on out and bring home a Fraiser Fur or perhaps Balsam tree, choose a nice wreath from three different sizes, or pick up some garland.
It all starts on Black Friday, Nov 26th at the corner Touhy Ave and Western Ave in Park Ridge.
Remember, it’s for a good cause; everything we make goes to local charities. We accept cash or check.
See you there!
The Winnebago Nation made it to their Fall campout this past weekend at Camp Nageela in Ingelside Illinois, and it did not disappoint.
The Apache, Illini, Blackfoot, Chippewa, Cherokee and Sauk tribes brought over 150 members to the campsite and enjoyed every minute of it. Football games, deer sightings, nature walks…
…swinging from the trees, exploring the Sacks Family Accessible tree house…we did it all!
The Sauk won the Nation Plate Hunt, the Chippewa won Nation trivia, and Apache and Illini both had members win our Patch Competition.
Dinner was great, but once the sun went down, the Dads’ BBQ was even better.
As with every Fall campout, we welcomed many new members to the Nation at our Induction Ceremony and look forward to adding many more in the Winter when we go to Camp Duncan on the first weekend of February.