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Martine Powers

Martine Powers
Washington, DC United States
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If you know me, you probably know that the Girl Scouts were a big part of my teenage years. Of course, there were cookies — and I certainly spent a lot of time selling cookies. But more importantly, Girl Scouts took me to places I never thought I would go, and instilled in me passions for pursuits that I had previously never considered. As a 13-year-old at Girl Scout camp, I hiked part of the Appalachian Trail, and knew how it felt to fill my lungs at the top of a mountain with air that tasted like achievement. Throughout high school, with my troop, I organized haunted houses and flag retirement ceremonies, and came to realize the joy such traditions brought me. I interviewed a first responder for my emergency preparedness badge, and in the process, learned that I loved to ask people questions about their lives and their work — a love that blossomed into a career path. And most of all, I developed an appreciation for the value of a job well done — through vision and logic and sheer grit in the face of unpleasant tasks — and the importance having loyal, supportive friends at your side when working hard.

Now, I’ve taken on a big commitment. On Monday, April 21, 2014, I will be running in the 118th annual Boston Marathon in support of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.  Not only have I committed to training to run 26.2 miles, I’ve also committed to fundraising for a cause that I believe in. The Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Now, as I embark on this adventure of training for the Boston Marathon, all those Girl Scout skills are starting to come in pretty handy.

Please help me reach my goal of $6,000 (or more!) by showing your support to the girls with your generous donation. Contributions can be made at As you invest in our girls, they return your backing many times over with their gifts of leadership, creativity, and service.


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Martine Powers' Fundraisers

2014 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Boston Marathon Team

2014 Girl Scouts of Eastern …

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