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
 

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 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.