Coralville's first Girl Scout Troop, Troop #29, 1945

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Description

The eleven girls and troop leader who made up the first Girl Scouts troop in Coralville pose for a photograph. All wear the official Girl Scouts uniform, and four wear hats. The Girl Scouts troop leader, Irene (Vogel) Bowers, is standing in the second row.

Front row, left to right: Darlene Bock, Jean Bowers, Della Wenman, Jane Ewalt, and Roxilee Raber.

Back row, left to right: Colette Hiester, Charlotte Johnson, Irene (Vogel) Bowers, Shirley Sherman, Nancy Bowers, Joyce Brandstatter, and Joan Ewalt.

In 1944, Grace Bock, Mrs. Phillip Raber, and Irene (Vogel) Bowers organized Coralville's first Girl Scouts troop, Troop 29. Irene was dedicated to the troop, serving as leader for eight years and as camp counselor for six years. Under her and other leaders, Troop 29 planted trees, made toys and clothes to be sent overseas, and collected needed items for nursing home (Lovetinsky et al., p. 70).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1945

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Educational use only, no other permissions given.

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jpeg

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

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Citation

“Coralville's first Girl Scout Troop, Troop #29, 1945,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed December 9, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/227.

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