The Annual PRISIP Tree Sale is Here!

Hey everybody! Our Annual Tree Sale begins the Saturday following Thanksgiving, once again in the Community Center parking lot at the corner of Western and Touhy in Park Ridge. This is the only annual Tree Sale in town where 100% of the proceeds go to benefit our Park Ridge community! With funds raised by our December 2013 sale, the Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses were able to support the following organizations with generous donations:

So come on out and get your tree from us and do some good in our community!


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!


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



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




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.


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!






SATURDAY  MAY 10, 2014





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!

Tree Sale 2013

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! Learn more right here!