The Family is the focal point of the program.
Nature and the camping experience are integral parts of the program.
The spirit of the program is experienced through belonging to a small community called a Circle.
Fun is the magic of the program.
The core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility make up the program. Along the journey, adults should model, teach, and demonstrate these values.
Each of the six colors in the center patch represents one of the Ojibway’s “Six Aims”:
White – symbolizes Purity to the Ojibway as with their belief of Purity of Heart, represented in the first Aim
Black – symbolizes Foundation to the Ojibway as with their belief of maintaining a strong, iron-like bond between parent and child, represented in the second Aim
Red– symbolizes Love to the Ojibway as with their belief of the love that flows through the blood of one’s Sacred Family Circle, represented in the third Aim
Yellow – symbolizes Illumination to the Ojibway as with their belief of being bright and attentive to the messages and signs provided by the Great Spirit, their fellow man, and their surroundings, represented in the fourth Aim
Blue– symbolizes Healing to the Ojibway as with their belief of resolving friction and maintaining harmony with all who are blanketed under the blue Sky, represented in the fifth Aim
Green – symbolizes Growth to the Ojibway as with their respect for their environment and taking only what they need, represented in the sixth Aim.
The purpose of NATIVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS PROGRAMS® seek to strengthen the foundations for a positive lifelong relationship between parent and child that is mutually beneficial and satisfying. The Mother and Daughter Adventure Maidens fosters understanding and companionship between parent and child.
Program Motto - “Friends Forever”
The slogan, “Friends Forever,” does not mean that mother and daughter relate to each other as equals, such as two children are friends. Rather, it means that parent and child have a close, enduring relationship in which there is communication, understanding, and companionship. The program encourages such a relationship by providing a means for mother and daughter to share enjoyable experiences, to observe and learn about one another, and to develop mutual respect.
1. To be clean in body and pure in heart
2. To be friends forever with my mom/daughter
3. To love the sacred circle of my family
4. To listen while others speak
5. To love my neighbor as myself
6. To seek and preserve the beauty of
Our Creator’s work in forest, field, and stream