Girl Scouts of Evanston


Opening camps, cookie sales, badge programs


After an earlier troop disbanded, Miss Miriam Heermans organized an other group which became official in 1920. The second troop was organized in 1921. The first council was organized in 1927 by Mors. Chester Woodley. The organization grew and added troops through the present. They added camps for scouts to go to during the 1930s and eventually instituting cookie selling and badge programs.


The Evanston Girls Scouts taught girls and young women to “Be Prepared” as their motto says. They were taught camping skills as well as life skills so they could become active members of the community.

Founded: 1918

Founders: Miriam Heermans

Notes: National organization founded in 1912