Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
95 Berkeley Street, Suite 404
Boston, MA  02116

Jennifer Perrone
jperrone@girlscoutseasternmass.org
857.453.5325

www.girlscoutseasternmass.org

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Qualified runners that have been accepted in the 2014 Boston Marathon are invited to contact us for more information about joining our team.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 41,000 girls in kindergarten through 12th grade in 178 communities across eastern Massachusetts with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts organization has a rich history and has been the nation’s leading expert on girls for 100 years.

With childhood obesity rates at an all-time high, GSEM recognizes the importance of providing girls with the tools they need to maintain good physical and emotional health.  Funds raised through the Boston Marathon Charity Program will help support the Girl Scouts Get Moving Health Initiative that teaches girls about health and wellness as they experiment with new sports and activities. Because the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is integrated into all of our programs, girls build skills - such as leadership, team building, conflict resolution, critical thinking, strong values, perseverance and conviction about their own potential and self-worth - that serve them throughout life.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.