Park Ridge has had a strong tradition of scouting that has lasted for over 100 years. In fact, Boy Scout Troop 1 of Park Ridge, Illinois, is the oldest continuously chartered BSA troop in America. The Camp Fire Girls originally built the beautiful fountain in Hodges Park in the 1920’s. Our Memorial Day parades are filled with Wilderness scouts of all ages. Early Girl Scout uniforms, insignia, and records are held within the PRHS collection. And a Park Ridge Girl Scout grew up in Park Ridge and eventually ran for President of the United States. The Park Ridge Historical Society would like to continue to preserve and promote scouting through opportunities at the PR History Center at 721 N. Prospect at Prospect Park.