FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What ages do boys have to be to be a member of the Mighty Corona Nation?

A: The Mighty Corona Nation will accept boys that are in Kindergarten thru 5th Grade.  Some tribes within the nation may have different requirements, but exceptions can usually be made.

Q:  Why shouldn’t I just go camping with my son and a few of his friends on our own as opposed to joining the Mighty Corona Nation?  What advantages will I receive by belonging to your organization ?

A:  Great question, the Mighty Corona Nation has been around for many moons.  We have relationships and guaranteed reservations at some exclusive campsites that you can only visit by belonging to a large organization.  That and the fact that our dedicated Longhouse council spends many hours on each event to make them great.  Our Camp Pendleton event is a perfect example, not only is it not available to small groups, but when we go there, we build a huge obstacle course, we get the marines to run the boys through it, we get them to bring armored vehicles down from the motor pool for the boys to climb in, etc.  These kinds of things are just not possible in a small group.

Q:  I’m new to the area and don’t know anybody and I’m looking to meet new people, is this a good venue for that?

A:  Honestly, there is probably no better way to get to know your neighbors, kids schoolmates, or just other active families in the community.  When you’re out at a Soccer or Baseball game, you’ll be running in to the same people you see at Explorer Guides, except you’ll know them even better.

Q:  Great, sounds good, how do I find a tribe that’s right for me?

A:  Visit the How to Join page and read thru the information there, then send us an e-mail or give us a call and we’ll try and find a tribe that best suits your family. Some of the things we look at will be your neighborhood, the school your son(s) attend, or even what church or other groups you might belong to.

Q:  I have a group of friends that are interested in joining, can we form our own tribe?

A:  Absolutely, we encourage it.  While there is a lot to do with the nation, there is always free time to do things as a tribe and tribe alone.  Sign up (on the How to Join page), and when someone contacts you, let them know you want to form your own tribe and we’ll help you as much as possible.

Q:  I plan on forming my own tribe, what size of tribe do you recommend?

A:  Tribe size can be just about anything, however, for some of the nation events, having a larger tribe makes it easier to participate.  The National Longhouse recommends tribe sizes in the 10 to 15 member range, as any smaller and it’s hard to get enough people to go to an event to make it worth while, but any larger and you really have to be a committed chief to make it all work.  Currently the Mighty Corona Nation has tribes that range from 5-6 members, all the way up to 40-50 members.  If you have 5-6 fathers that are really committed, you can join as a tribe and have a great time.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email coronanation@gmail.com.