Princesses & Guides ice cream social & fall registration

Dads and kids at a sledding outing with the West Shore Princesses and Guides.

The West Shore Princesses and Guides are dedicated to fostering relationships between fathers and daughters, and fathers and sons in a friendly, fun environment. Our activities require participation by both father and child, giving you opportunities to share experiences, learn, and grow together. This is not a program to drop off your child; dads participate in all activities.

Dads can register with their sons and daughters as young as kindergarten. Our organization serves nine West Shore communities including Bay Village and Westlake. Tribes are organized with other dads from the same area and whose kids are the same age range.

The West Shore "Nation," which is the group of all the individual tribes, has one or two events planned every month during the school year. These events include our fall, winter and spring camp-outs; bowling; skating; pinewood derby; holiday party; tobogganing; and many others. The camp-outs are mostly held at YMCA camps with cabins and the activities offered include horseback riding, archery, crafts, rock walls, canoeing, hiking, ziplining, BB guns, a big Saturday night bonfire and more.

To join the West Shore Princesses and Guides, there is a yearly fee of $60. The fee helps cover the cost of some of the events and activities. A lot of activities are free for members, such as swim parties, “drive in movie” night and cornhole tournament. Campouts and some other events are paid as you participate – campouts are generally $125-$150 per dad/child pair for the weekend, food and lodging included. Events like bowling, tobogganing, and Kalahari trips are discounted.

There are no fundraisers, no weekly meetings, no badges or other requirements – just dads making memories with their sons and daughters. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Host tribes coordinate the events so dads and kids can show up with a minimum of preparation and enjoy their time together. Our fall registration program is underway, and we have several ice cream socials scheduled in the area for you to come out and learn more about the organization. The Westlake social is Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Mitchell's Ice Cream, 27155 Detroit Road.

Registration is easy – just visit the website at and follow the instructions. If you would like more info, you can also contact our Membership Chief at

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 10:42 AM, 09.08.2021