Happy Memorial Day! From the Parade to Joining a PRISIP Tribe

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.

Nation Chief Dave and his daughter enjoy the Memorial Day Parade in May 2013.

Nation Chief Dave and his daughter enjoy the Memorial Day Parade in May 2013.

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.

Daughters of the outgoing and incoming Iroquois Nation's Nation Chiefs welcome you!

Daughters of the outgoing and incoming Iroquois Nation’s Nation Chiefs welcome you!

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.

Navajo girls used monthly craft night to create ornaments to share at the annual PRISIP Tree Sale.

Navajo girls used monthly craft night to create ornaments to share at the annual PRISIP Tree Sale.

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!

PRISIP TF5K Wonderful Day for All!

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On a beautiful spring morning, nearly 400 runners joined in running, walking, scooting and strolling in this year’s annual charity fundraiser sponsored by PRISIP. Moms, dads, kids of all ages, and pets of all kinds came out to support the Indian Princesses and Indian Scouts and their efforts on this beautiful morning.

Click here to download all official race results for individual runners: Overall Results_Park Ridge 5k

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TF5K This Saturday; Shirts Limited!

It’s your last few days to sign up for the TF5k! Hurry now! It’s a great run, for a great cause! But fair warning, t-shirt quantities are limited and may not be available to those that sign up after today…

TF5K Certified Route Announced!

Race location: George Washington Elementary School

1500 Stewart Ave, Park Ridge

Race Starts at 8:00am

 

Packet pick up location & times:  Dick pond store: 29 S. Prospect Ave.

Friday, May 9th from 2:00pm -7:00pm

 

USATF CERTIFIED ROUTE:

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TF5K Register Now! USATF Certified!

tf5kbuttonThe Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses invites you to join us once again for the 2nd Annual Together Forever 5K (TF5K) on May 10, 2014.

REGISTER NOW!

The Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses is an organization that provides engaging ways for Fathers to connect with their sons and daughters, stressing relationship building, community service and respect for nature, as well as offering a “lifetime of memories.” The Together Forever 5K Run/Walk is an event designed to provide participants a fun family experience while providing support for local childrens’ charities and families in need – a meaningful portion of the proceeds go directly to these families!

The Together Forever 5K Run/Walk is organized by Carpe Diem Races, an organization that manages and creates 5k and 10k events throughout the Chicagoland area. The 2014 TF5K will be held on Saturday, May 10 as part of the Mother’s Day weekend.

UPDATE: Now USATF Certified!   USATF #IL -14034-JW.

TF5K Reveals 2014 Poster

Coming soon to a local business near you! Or download one of your own and share!

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REGISTER TODAY FOR THE TF5K RUN

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FOR LOCAL FAMILIES, BY LOCAL FAMILIES

 

SATURDAY  MAY 10, 2014

 

REGISTER TODAY AT:

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=7653953 

 

 

ALL Proceeds to benefit local children’s charities and families!

It’s that time of year…

The annual Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princess Christmas tree sale is coming your way!

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PRISIP Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Every year, Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses provides a great way for Fathers to connect with their children. And once again, the Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses are providing a great way for you to connect with our community and show your support by purchasing a Christmas tree or decorative wreath as part of our Annual Tree Sale! Affordably priced, long-lasting trees that look good at home or on-the-go, all proceeds from the sale go to support local charities and causes.

It all begins November 29th!

Iroquois’ Fall Campout So Great It’s Scary!

The tribes of the Iroquois gather for the evening's ceremonial campfire at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana.

The tribes of the Iroquois gather for the evening’s ceremonial campfire at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana.

The flame of the Iroquois Nation continued to burn bright as we moved into our first campout of the 2013-2014 season at the always amazing Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana! Not only did we have an amazing Saturday night attendance – with 197 members enjoying one of the most beautiful weather nights of the years – we had 90 members on hand for our Friday night at camp! And on Friday the 13th, no less!

Spending a night in an old cabin at a remote campsite on the shores of a lake near an ancient Indian burial ground on Friday the 13th inspired members of the Navajo tribe to have a little extra fun...

Spending a night in an old cabin at a remote campsite on the shores of a lake near an ancient Indian burial ground on Friday the 13th inspired members of the Navajo tribe to have a little extra fun…

Our weekend at Camp Tecumseh included all of the usual favorite activities, from horseback riding to archery and riflery, as well as the always exciting inter-tribal games! It’s our Fall Campout that really gives our Nation time to kick back and enjoy making memories in an incredible setting, as well as a chance for new members to explore what the Iroquois and Indian Princesses are all about!

Horseback riding at Camp T gets dads and daughters out on the trails together and (mostly) away from the distractions of life in the city.

Horseback riding at Camp T gets dads and daughters out on the trails together and (mostly) away from the distractions of life in the city.

Girls from the Crow tribe enjoy candlemaking in the Main Lodge, just one of many fun activities at Camp T.

Girls from the Crow tribe enjoy candlemaking in the Main Lodge, just one of many fun activities at Camp T.

The Crow and Nez tribes enjoy the inter-tribal games on Saturday afternoon.

The Crow and Nez tribes enjoy the inter-tribal games on Saturday afternoon.

Navajo girls go to new heights on Camp T's climbing wall.

Navajo girls go to new heights on Camp T’s climbing wall.

Meanwhile, Navajo dads enjoy lounging around their cabin, modeling their new tribal shirts.

Meanwhile, Navajo dads enjoy lounging around their cabin, modeling their new tribal shirts.

Tribal Chiefs ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge en route to judging the Iroquois Sculpture-building contest.

Tribal Chiefs ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge en route to judging the Iroquois Sculpture-building contest.

The Nation Chief gathers the Iroquois for our evening processional to our ceremonial campfire.

The Nation Chief gathers the Iroquois for our evening processional to our ceremonial campfire.

Ready for the evening processional!

Ready for the evening processional!

Iroquois girls enjoying the campfire!

Iroquois girls enjoying the campfire!