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2014 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Boston Marathon Team

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Mary-Jane Strom

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my GSEM Marathon page!

I'm running for Girl Scouts, because Girl Scout camp has had a huge impact on my life. My aunt gave me the gift of Girl Scout Camp at age 7. It was my birthday present. For me, the gift of sleep-away camp meant packing up my things and heading into the woods without siblings or friends. At first a little scary, in the end completely empowering. Camp was an escape. A week on my own and I loved it!

Camp was a chance to make new friends and try new things without risk. Camp gives a girl the chance to step out of their comfort zone in a supportive environment without the fear of failure. I returned summer after summer after summer, eventually working at camp. It slowly developed me into an adult with a backpack full of skills I never would have had. The most important of which was the ability to make friends, join a community, and live on my own.

Today, I am Director of Outdoor Program for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. I oversee 14 Girl Scout camps and all year-round outdoor education and program at Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. This is what we call the Camp Pathway. Girl Scout Camp is an environment specifically built for girls. In the Camp Pathway, girls get to play, live and spend their days in a beautiful outdoor space. At camp, every girl has adventures to remember for a lifetime. Girl Scout Camp is a safe and nurturing environment, staffed with trained, caring role models.

Discover, connect, and take action! At camp we use hands on methods of experiential learning and outdoor education to fill in gaps beyond academic instruction. Camp is a caring community for everyone. Girls do more than enjoy activities, at Camp. They join a community. This summer 7000 girls will go to Girl Scout camp in Eastern Massachusetts. At camp they will learn skills to resolve conflict, accept differences, get along with others, and work together. The atmosphere of acceptance and sharing at Camp prompts girls to try out new positive behaviors.

There is a place for every girl at Camp. Camp is a place for athletes, performers, artists, thinkers, explorers, and friends. Our community needs them all to thrive. Most of all Girl Scout Camp is FUN! Every girl should have the chance to go to camp. Last year, GSEM awarded $150,000 to over 400 girls in Eastern Massachusetts. These girls used that money to go to camp and have fun, discover their inner-leader, and connect with a large and supportive all-girl community.

Please take a moment to donate whatever amount you can to help me reach my goal of raising $5000 to support the Campership fund. Give the gift of camp to a girl in Eastern Massachusetts. With your donation together we will send as many girls to camp this summer as possible.

Thank you,

Mary-Jane Strom

$6,409

MONEY RAISED
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  • Violet Apple

    $100

  • Offline Donation

    $100

  • Abby, Mikel and Owen

    $200

  • Becky

    $50

  • Mary Roche

    $25

  • Jan Goldstein

     

  • Joanna Lenahan

    $25

  • Elaine & Susan

    $50

  • Brook

    $30

  • Debbie Terman

     

  • Fluke, Crunch, Pez, Maisie, Silver, Fiki, Minnow & Breeze

    $150

  • Andrea Falcone

    $25

  • Amy Svedberg

    $25

  • Le Lacheur Family

    $100

  • Barb Fortier and Karen Edlund

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Diane Huxley

    $100

  • Socks

    $20

  • Pitch

    $10

  • Dara Dalmata

    $25

  • Offline Donation

    $20

  • Molly Clark

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ginger

    $35

  • Peterson Oil Service and Kristen Peterson Halus

    $550

  • Sarah Merianos

    $50

  • Viking

    $20

  • Leslie Starkey

    $10

  • Cadbury

    $20

  • Shades

    $35

  • Elizabeth Gordon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bridget & Jon

    $150

  • Michelle Rowe

    $40

  • Perri VanderClock

    $10

  • Martha and Jim Buma

    $100

  • Shawn Caron

    $50

  • Caitlyn LeBlanc

    $25

  • hutch

     

  • Erin McCue Cochran

    $25

  • Wendy and Michael

    $26

  • Shannon Weinberg

    $25

  • Michelle McBride

    $100

  • Sandi

     

  • Amanda, Renee, and Lisa- Camp Rice Moody

    $30

  • Amber Vanderhoof

    $100

  • Offline Donation

    $100

  • Offline Donation

    $25

  • Jean Kennedy Sleeman

    $50

  • Brenda Fitzgerald

    $40

  • in memory of Eileen and Roberta

    $64

  • Special Delivery

    $100

  • Barry Lewis

    $25

  • Lori Anselmo

    $30

  • Dale and Betsy

    $50

  • Julia Kumpf

    $100

  • Kali

    $25

  • Violet Apple

    $30

  • Markita Durant

    $40

  • Deb Shea

    $100

  • Julie Noble

    $20

  • Kathy and Ron Wilson

    $50

  • Kim Usseglio

    $25

  • Donna VanderClock

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Amanda Sanford

    $50

  • Karyn Martin

    $20

  • Lansdowne Pub Fundraiser

    $1,375

  • Kae

     

  • Sally and Bliz

    $26

  • Offline Donation

    $25

  • Awesome job...Go Mary!

     

  • Chris Sears

    $25

  • Mary Tiernan

    $100

  • Offline Donation

    $25

  • Katherine Torski

    $50

  • Jennifer Duczkowski

    $20

  • Beky Branagan

     

  • Nancy Lewis

     

  • Dianna Mines

     

  • Mary Atwell/Nancy Frankel

    $30

  • Denise Kennedy Hartman

    $50

  • Offline Donation

    $25

  • Amy "Sprite" VanNederpelt

    $10

  • Joanne Grant "GO BSC LADY BEARS!"

    $20

  • Justine Sterling

    $20

  • Cheryl "canvis " Oliveira

    $25

  • Nicole Cooper

    $15

  • Ned

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Margaret Browne

    $25

  • Lauren Fleming

     

  • Mickey

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bette Bussel

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Offline Donation

    $25

  • Skip Carver

    $50

  • Offline Donation

    $25

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128% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $101,955 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Neal & Nicole Jenkins

Amount Raised

$10,582

 

88% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alana Bresnahan

Amount Raised

$7,070

 

141% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Sachdeva

Amount Raised

$6,845

 

102% Raised of$6,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Malissa Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$6,831

 

91% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Martine Powers

Amount Raised

$6,455

Fundraiser Title

Mary-Jane Strom

Amount Raised

$6,409

 

128% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Cave

Amount Raised

$6,352

 

106% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meagan Kelly

Amount Raised

$6,158

 

123% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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