Meet Boston Marathon Team Girl Scouts runner, Erin Maltbie!
I’ve watched the Boston Marathon every year since 2005 when I first moved to Boston from upstate New York. For the past 13 years it’s been a dream of mine to run the oldest and most revered marathon in the country. I’ve completed various half-marathons and have been on 2 Ragnar teams, where groups of 12 runners pass a baton to complete a 200-mile course. People decorate their vehicles along the way and wear glow-in-the-dark gear at night—it’s a total blast!
I feel confident that I have the mental and physical capacity to complete the Boston Marathon, and in doing so, I hope to set an example for girls of how to stay healthy, keep moving, and never give up once you commit to something.
I am currently a Daisy troop leader, following in both my grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps. My favorite part of being a Girl Scout was being outside—learning how to pitch a tent, make a fire, and roast s’mores. This is something I do with my daughters in our backyard each summer and they absolutely love it!
I’m excited to be a positive role model for young girls and to help support Girl Scouts in building girls of courage, confidence, and character. My goal is to teach girls about empowerment through sports and the importance of both nutrition and activity. In turn, this will allow girls to gain self-esteem and leadership skills, and connect with strong female role models.
I love the message of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and I identify most with “leader.” I believe that leaders inspire and bring out the best in others and that’s what I hope to do.
Erin is committed to making the world a better place, and we are so happy to have her on Team Girl Scouts this year! Help Erin reach her goal and support girls in their leadership journeys.