In This Issue
The Girl Scout Store
Cookie Sale
Courage, Confidence, Character
Rock The Mall!
Campfires, Cocktails & Cookies
GS Forever Green
Summer Resident Camp
Women Who Make a Difference
Time Management Training
New Trainings
Fall Products


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All Service Centers and the Girl Scout Store will be closed January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
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PATHWAYS is distributed monthly to volunteers of Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. 


For more information regarding Pathways, contact the Communications Director 



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North Fork Leadership Center  
January 27-29 2012 
Are you in need of some enrichment rejuvenation in your volunteer role with Gateway Council? Our ALOE Event is just what you need! Take classes such as "What to Do Instead of Screaming", "Conflict/Resolution", and "Delegating Responsibilities." Our Annual ALOE Event will be at North Fork Leadership Center on January 27-29 2012.   REGISTER Online by January 13  




Annual Meeting and Friendship Celebration

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting and Friendship Celebration is a time to reflect upon the successes of the council and will honor adult volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. This exciting event will take place at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, from 9am until noon. The cost per person will be $6 and includes a continental breakfast.  Award recipients will attend at no charge.   Register online or use the Registration Form.

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There's a new cookie just in time to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting! Savannah Smiles lemon cookie reflects the heritage of past customer favorites with a cool, crisp taste and just the right amount lemon chips to deliver tiny bursts of flavor.  And when you hold it just right, you'll quickly be reminded of that world-famous "Brownie Smile." The new cookie has been generating a lot of buzz already - so get ready to have a great sale!


Girl Scout Cookies available for only $4 per package!


Jan 6 - Girls Begin Taking Orders

Cookies arrive for distribution to customers during the last week of Feb.

March 2 - Booth Sales begin


Did you miss the Cookie Sale Training with your service unit?  Take the training on our website.  Contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager immediately after your training for all the resources you'll need to take orders with your troop.


Credit Cards Accepted at Cookie Booths!


When Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales begin in March, troops will be able to accept credit cards.  Research shows that customers buy more when purchasing with credit cards.  Put this research to the test and increase the sales for your troop at Girl Scout Cookie Booths.


Troops interested in accepting credit cards at Cookie Booths will be required to attend a mandatory training in February.  Contact your Service Unit Cookie Managers for details on the training.

Courage Confidence Character H

March 5 - May 31, 2012   
Ritz Theatre and Museum 
829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville


In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in the USA, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council and the Ritz Theatre and Museum present an exhibit celebrating the people and places that shaped Girl Scouting in the African American community in Northeast Florida. Featuring materials from the Gateway Council historical collection, including photos, documents, vintage handbooks and uniforms, the exhibit highlights the origins of the Girl Scout movement within the African American community in Duval County, the campaign for Camp Chanyata, and the individuals and organizations whose courage, confidence, and character made Girl Scouting possible for girls through the decades.


The exhibit will open with a Celebration Reception at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, Monday, March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception will feature additional Girl Scout materials on display that evening only, a chance to visit with members of the Girl Scout community, music and refreshments. There is no charge for the reception, but reservations are required. RSVP to or call Julie at 904-421-3486.


After March 5, the exhibit will be open during regular museum hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Regular museum entrance fees apply. Guided tours for groups of 25 or more are available. Call 904-632-5555, ext. 228 or visit


Thanks to corporate sponsor Bank of America 

 Save the date for GSGC's 100th Anniversary Event 

We're having a once in a lifetime party! Camping, Entertainment, Hands-on Activities for all ages! Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies have the option to camp either Friday or Saturday night.  Girl Scout Juniors and older can camp one night or both nights (primitive tent camping). 


Saturday, April 28th Celebrate a Century will be all about the CELEBRATION! Plans include entertainment on stage, and some of the fun activities you expect at camp. 

There will be four Destinations for girls to visit: Healthy Living, Sports and Recreation, Girl Scouting: Past, Present and Future and GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science). Each Destination will feature theme related activities.   


Registration opens January 17

Rock The Mall

Register by January 20!

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council invites you to Rock the Mall in Washington DC! This trip is perfect for an entire troop, an individual, or an experience for you and your daughter! The registration is ending soon, so don't miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!  If you would like to reserve a spot for the trip, please call your local service center or register online




 Saturday, April 14, 2012     6-10 p.m 

Campion Courtyard at Episcopal School, Jacksonville


Save the date for Campfire, Cocktails & Cookies - a once-in-a-lifetime 100th Anniversary Celebration on the banks of the St. Johns River. Enjoy cocktails, buffet dinner, music, silent auction, s'mores, and much more! Individual tickets are $100 and sponsorships start at $1,000.


Volunteer Chair Jill Dame is heading an active planning committee for this event. "We want to bring together Girl Scout alumnae and their guests as well as others in the community who care about girls and their future... and all those folks who just want to support a good cause while having a good time" says Jill.


Campfire, Cocktails & Cookies is a great way for you to make a 100th anniversary gift to Girl Scouting, and enjoy a fun event while you're at it! To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or make a contribution, contact Jennifer at 904-421-3487 or email

Girl Scouts Forever Green 

March 31, 2012

Earth Hour

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council will participate in
Girl Scouts Forever Green Earth Hour,
8:30 - 9:30 pm March 31, 2012


Check out the Girl Scouts Forever Green Earth Hour Website for tips on how to participate - sign up for mobile alerts when new information is available, and take the Forever Green pledge!   

Make S'More Memories at Camp Kateri!

Look For Your Summer Resident Camp Catalog In The Mail

We want every girl to join us at Camp Kateri this summer as we Make S'more Memories! The girls asked, and we have it: new programs join old favorites, and we have more fun things planned than ever!

  1. Resident camp registrations can be completed online! Both paper and online registrations will be accepted beginning February 6.
  2. Only a $25 deposit is needed to reserve a space at camp! Review the camp catalog and get your registration in early - many sessions fill up quickly!
  3.  Financial Assistance Applications must be submitted on paper, but deposits can still be placed online, so don't wait to register.
  4. Cookie Doughs can be used toward camp fees. This can be a great goal for girls during cookie time!

smoreThis summer, girls will Make S'more Memories in every session. Whether your camper is interested in drama, science, watersports, puzzles, cooking, horses, or fairytales, she will have a blast at Camp Kateri-with other fun-loving girls and enthusiastic staff! 


Does your camper have a friend who wants to join the fun, but isn't a Girl Scout? No problem-non-Girl Scouts are welcome at camp! 


Have questions? 

For program questions, Contact the Camp Director at 904.406.7102, or at


For registration questions, contact the registrars at 904.388.4653, 877.764.5237, or

Women Who Make A Difference

18th Annual Fundraiser Luncheon 

May 18, 2012

Save the date and plan to attend the 18th annual Women Who Make a Difference fundraiser luncheon in Gainesville. Celebrating the Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary, four outstanding women will be honored for their leadership qualities and their accomplishments in career and the community. The 2012 honorees are: Barbara Emmer, (well-known philanthropist, former Girl Scout and homemaker), Chris Machen, (community activist, volunteer and former Girl Scout), Susannah Peddie, (local artist, philanthropist and community volunteer) and C. Ann Scott, (Asst. Principal, Ft. Clarke Middle School and community volunteer).

Plan to attend and applaud the accomplishments of outstanding women, while supporting Girl Scouting in the community. Individual seats are $60 and sponsorships start at $550. All proceeds from the luncheon directly support the Girl Scout program. For more information contact Sandra Snyder at or 376-3004 ext. 13.


  Enrichment Training Spotlight

Time Management

Learn to use strategic time investment strategy to focus priorities while balancing Girl Scout and personal commitments. We will discuss steps to avoid the "kiss of yes" and learn how to say "no" creatively. Learn how to encourage your girls and parents to have a plan of their own and establish an early warning system to identify problems and help manage priority shifts.  Participants can join this chat using a telephone or telephone/computer. Check to see when the next chat will be in the Adult Learning Opportunities Book.      


Girl Scouts of Gateway Council offers several trainings online, such as: Delegate Training, Taking Trips with Girls, and SHARE. If you have trouble viewing an online training, please contact and the Adult Learning Department can mail you a cd. 

Training for New Volunteers
Basic Leadership Training Changes

We have an exciting new training for our new volunteer leaders! Now, all new leaders and co-leaders will be required to take one new online training: Girl Scouting 101 - and one in-class course, Troop Pathways. New leaders will no longer have to take Leadership Essentials, and existing leaders do not have to complete the Girl Scouting 101 online, but are welcome to!


Don't have internet access to complete Girl Scouting 101? Contact Shelly at the Jacksonville Service Center or Terry at the Gainesville service center to receive a Girl Scouting 101 cd or even make arrangements to come into the Jacksonville Service Center or Gainesville Service Center to complete the training using one of our computers. 

Fall Products - Limited Supply Still Available

If you'd like more of those delicious treats that were sold in November, contact the Jacksonville Service Center to make a purchase while supplies last.  

The Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Tin is an ideal way to share the history of Girl Scouts with former Girl Scouts in the community, store managers who have allowed Cookie Booths, facility managers who have donated meeting space, teachers, church members, family and friends. It would also make a great gift in celebration of our Girl Scout Birthday! There is a limited supply of the anniversary tins available for only $7.