Based in Crystal Lake, IL and the surrounding communities, the purpose of the Four Feathers Nation Indian Guides and Princesses program is to promote friendship and understanding between father and son and father and daughter, respectively.
“Pals Forever & Friends Always”
The Guides Programs are intended to describe a close and enduring relationship between fathers and their sons/daughters. They do not mean the relationship between equals, such as peers or friends. They do mean communication and understanding, a sense of companionship. They describe a satisfying and rewarding interaction between father and child, encouraging them to learn about each other and to achieve mutual respect for one another’s differences.
Further, it is the quality time spent with one another that really counts. The daily pressures of life are very real to parents and children, so that the time spent with each other should be qualitatively unsurpassed in listening carefully, never being excessively judgmental, and insofar as possible creating with each other an accepting and genuinely sharing environment for learning and growing together.
Tribal activities, even attendance at tribe meetings, must be done together. At Nation events, every step is taken to ensure that boys and girls and their dads undertake both structured and free time periods together. This is one of the unique characteristics of the program philosophy and practices. And while no handbook can even begin to describe the quality in the spontaneous joy of sharing natural, human interests that can occur between father and child, an attempt is made here to guide you into these relationships with tried and proven ways.