Womens History Month Profile: Myra Phillips Ranger

Myra Phillips was born October 9, 1903 in Nahant, Massachusetts to Oliver and Mary (Alberta) Phillips. In 1935, she married Ralph P. Ranger of Swampscot, Massachusetts.

In 1972, Myra was instrumental in expanding Camp Seawood. Myra and her husband instituted marine biology and sailing program at Camp Seawood in the 70’s. She went on to become Camp Manager for 23 years. In 1985, she was awarded the “Outstanding Volunteer of New Hampshire” award for her years of service to her community and the Girl Scouts. She earned the Thanks Badge, the highest award a Girl Scout adult can earn. She was a longtime Council trainer and spent 6 years on the Nominating Committee. In May 1997, The Living Magazine published an article on her work titled ” A dedicated volunteer: Profile on Myra Ranger”. After her death in 2003, The Swiftwater Girl Scout Council, built and named a new building, “Ranger’s Roost”,  at Camp Seawood in her honor.