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 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.