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September 2012
In This Issue
The Girl Scout Store
Welcome Back
Basics in a Bag
Preview 2012-13
New Volunteer Requirements
Jump Into Journeys
Challenge Course Facilitators
Program Aide Facilitator
Product Sales Update
Give and GO!
Transition Trainings
Outdoor Adventure Day
Adult Recognitions
Adult Weekend
ALOE 2013

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Sept and Oct Hours

Mon, Tue, Th, & Fri 9:00-6:00

Wednesday 9:00-7:00

Saturday 9:00-2:00


We will be closed 

October 6 and 8


Back To Troop Sale

September 10 -15 

15% off Official Uniforms in the store and on the web


Recycle Sale and 

10% Off Purchase

October 13 


Bring in your gently used Girl Scout items that week with an enveloped attached with name address phone number and amount - we will try and sell it for you on October 13.  If you're looking for some gently used reasonable priced items come and visit the Recycle Sale. 





September 29

Gainesville Shop-on-the-road - Gainesville Service Center from 9:00-2:00

All pre-orders must be called or emailed in by September 27


October 2

Golden Sands 


from 6:00-8:00

Please place pre-orders by September 28 




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of your own home 



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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 




New Membership Year Starts October 1

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We are gearing up for a new membership year of learning, laughing and leading!  We are starting the year with our first huge accomplishment of 2012-2013- as of August 14, 2012, 32% of our Troop membership goal has been achieved! Thank you for your dedication to getting registered and starting our year off with success. The GSGC 2012-2013 total girl membership goal for all pathways is 13,425. Membership in the troop pathway represents 80% of our total goal at 10,855 girls. 


Download: 2013 Service Unit Goals and Success Shout-Outs


Welcome Back!  

Basics In a Bag on Sale NOW!

basics 2012Everything you need to start off the Girl Scout year - includes:

Your choice of tunic/vest/sash, flag, id set, tab, age level pin, world association pin, 1 age level journey book, Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting Binder and bag


All items must be purchased at one time, cannot be combined with any other offers, and offer cannot be used with previous purchases.  Shop in the convenience of your own home at or Phone: 904-388-9954  / 800-768-6289, Email:, or Fax:  904-384-1542 

Service Unit Team Preview 2012 

Girl Scout Preview, our annual kick-off of the new Membership Year for Service Unit Team members, took place August 4 in Gainesville and August 11 in Jacksonville. 85 volunteers attended in Gainesville and over 150 participated in Jacksonville. It was a fun and informative morning in which we rolled out all the latest information for 2012-2013.


Download: Key Messages from GSGC Preview

New Parent and Volunteer Requirements

Part of the revised changes in our Policies and Procedures involve the adult volunteer policies. We now require membership, a volunteer application, references, volunteer/council agreement, and a background screening on all volunteers working with girls in direct service - or in roles including but not limited to adults that attend Girl Scout activities, drive girls or deal with money or Girl Scout Product Sales.  Background screening requires a shared cost of $1.50 per applicant, which will conveniently be paid directly online to Intellicorp during the application process. We are taking steps to ensure this process will be simple and user friendly for all volunteers.  To read more on this new process, visit our website.


 Learn More: New Adult Volunteer Requirements 


Jump Into Journeys! 

JIJ Jump start your Girl Scout year and set off on the right foot using the It's Your Planet-Love it! Journey Series.  


As we kick-off your troop's Journey, girls will embark on their first session while adults begin to map out their troop's path!  Ready, Set...Jump!  


Jump into Journeys  at the North Fork Leadership Center - Saturday, October 20 from 10am-2pm. 


 Register Today!


Calling all 16-18 year old girls! 

Come facilitate the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Challenge Course at North Fork Leadership Center. We are looking for girls who enjoy the outdoors and working with younger girls.

  Interested in joining the Challenge Course Facilitator Team?

Contact Elise Carlson:  or  904-406-7102 


Become a Program Aide Facilitator 

 We are looking to add more Program Aide Facilitators to our team!  Are you an adult volunteer who enjoys working with middle school age girls? Are you interested in joining the team?  If so, contact:

Fall Product Sale Activityfall prod theme 2012The Fall Product Sale Activity occurs during the start of the Girl Scout membership year and the products are delivered before the Thanksgiving Holiday - just in time for holiday gift giving.


Girls Can Participate in Three Ways


Nuts and Candy Sales  

A delicious selection of nut and candy items is assembled to make it easy for girls to help meet their troop's goal. The items range in cost from $5.00 to $8.00 and will be delivered in time for holiday celebrations and gift-giving. 


Magazine Subscriptions

Girls are able to ask family members and friends, both locally and across the country to purchase or renew magazine subscriptions.  We offer three options for girls to contact family and friends: an online activity that sends email messages, catalog booklets for door-to-door orders, and the address booklet that allows girls to submit names and addresses of family members and friends to our magazine partners. 


Be A Reader Activity

Activities, information, ideas, resources, and more are available on the Be A Reader website for year-round fun!  Activities are age appropriate and program links are provided by our national organization - Girls Scouts of the USA. (GSUSA)   By completing activities, girls are eligible for the Be A Reader Patch.  


Learn more on our website


Discounted Lifetime Membership for Graduating HS Seniors.

 If you just graduated from High School (or know a Girl Scout who just did) you can purchase your (her) Girl Scouts lifetime membership at the discounted price of $156 by September 24. No discounts can be offered to the 2012 graduating class after September 24. 


Contact the registrar for details.


Give and GO! 

Get Discounted Jaguars Tickets and
Support Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

For every single game ticket you buy to any Jaguars game through Give and Go $20 will automatically be donated to Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. YOU can help make Girl Scouting possible for every girl in our area. Consider getting a group together to enjoy a day of Jaguars football -- you will be supporting the Jaguars and Girl Scouts of Gateway Council! Just click on the Jaguar button to buy your tickets!


Transition Trainings Updated

Have you moved to another level with your girls? If so, take an online transition training. It will help you prepare for the next level of Girl Scouting! All of the online transition trainings have been updated to reflect the new program information including the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting. 

Outdoor Adventure Day

The Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Diocese of St. Augustine invites Girl Scouts (and Boy Scouts) to attend Outdoor Adventure Day and optional campout at Camp Echockotee in Orange Park.   Registration is through the Diocese. 

Download the event flyer.

Leadership Development Pin Retired 

The Leadership Development Pin and leaves have been retired by Girl Scouts of the USA. Unfortunately we will be unable to award pins and leaves for any further submissions as there is no longer a supply available. Despite the pin being retired, we encourage you to continue taking enrichment classes to increase your knowledge of essential topics that will benefit you and your girls. 

 Adult Weekend 2012 Registration Open

Registration for Adult Weekend 2012 is officially OPEN! 

Enjoy the rustic beauty of Camp Kateri as you become a 

Girl Scout in Wonderland.  You never know what kind of creatures may appear or disappear during your stay with Daisy, the Mad Camper and her other tea party guests. 


Adult Weekend is a time to have fun with other volunteers as we take part in a weekend adventure.  During your Adventure in Wonderland, learn new skills/activities to share with your troop or service unit.  If this is your first time or even if you are a regular at Camp Kateri, step through our Looking Glass and see what new and exciting experiences you can have.  


Register Online 

 ALOE 2013 Registration Open

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Registration is OPEN for ALOE, our 4th annual Adult Learning Opportunity Extravaganza event for Adult Girl Scout volunteers. It's a time for learning new things, enjoying old friends and making new friends.  


During the day event, there will be several different opportunities to choose to participate in. Some topics being offered include: Recruitment, Swaps and Traditions, Money Management and Fund Raising, Astronomy Activities and much more! This event, hosted by Gateway Council's Adult Learning Facilitators will be offered on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at North Fork Leadership Center. 


Register Online