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.