Blessed with beautiful 75 degree, sunny weather, the Princesses and Fathers of the Algonquin Nation (120 strong) descended onto Camp Minikani in Hubertus, Wisconsin and enjoyed a number of fun activities, including rock wall climbing, high ropes course, canoeing, archery and horseback riding. They also competed in the second annual Amazing Race competition (won again by the Huron tribe). The day’s activities were followed by a lasagna and bratwurst dinner, tribal skits following dinner and an amazing, colorful Council Fire where over 20 new Princesses were welcomed into the Algonquin Nation. The festivities lasted into the evening where, thanks to a Yuma Father who brought a high powered telescope, Jupiter, its moons and other constellations were able to be seen by all who were interested. Overall, the campout was a great success from beginning to end.
Tree Sale 2022 Starts Friday!
Come out and support our biggest charity fundraiser – pickup some trees or wreaths and help local organizations do good in our community!
Food Drive 2022
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!
Iroquois Fall Campout 2022
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!!
Starting a New Season / Food Drive
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!
Christmas Tree Sale 2021
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!