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Date: January 18-19, 2019 (Inclement weather date: Feb. 1-2)
Place: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
Bag Drop Off: 5-9PM
Event Check In:
9:15PM, inside the mall at Center Court
Includes: Cookie Palooza event patch, all Girl Scout activities, access to private shopping experience and overnight stay at mall. 

See Map  (Last Updated: 01/17/2019)

Instructions for Cookie Palooza:

  1. Check in your overnight bag at the desiginated back drop off between the hours of 5-9PM. (See Map). This will be the halllway in which your group will sleep in.
  2. All attendees must enter the mall by 9pm.
  3. At 9:15pm, proceed to the Center Court inside the mall. You must have your printed event tickets with you.
  4. After check-in, enjoy shopping, Girl Scout activities and our Cookie Rally!
  5. Once the Cookie Rally is over, you will retrieve your belongings from the bag drop for your level and set up your sleeping area. If you are not sleeping over, you will leave through the doors by Lifestyle Village & Sephora. (See Map)
Top 5 Things To Know!
  1. It’s 80s Theme! Join in the fun with neon colors, crazy hairstyles and more!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to pre-order your Cookie Palooza event merchandise, we still have limited quantities available. Shop Now
  2. Get Ready to SWAP!  Girls will be making SWAPs at the event, but feel free to make and bring your own to give to a new friend!
  3. Keep it Simple! Attendees will be limited to a backpack and sleeping bag or similar per person. Wear your pajamas, bring a toothbrush and toothpaste, a pillow, sleeping bag and/or warm blanket. Remember, less is more at Cookie Palooza!   Please group and label all belongings with your troop number. Add a bright ribbon for ease of locating!  Read Our FAQ’s Below.
  4. Go Bold at Cookie Palooza!  We’ve tons of fun activities and tips to help make this your best cookie sale ever. Be sure to visit all 10 stations on your rally card!
  5. Thank our Retail Partners!  Remember, no store is required to stay open for this event; please be considerate to mall staff.  A special thanks to California Pizza Kitchen for supplying all of our attendees with a special coupon to be used on your next visit!
Bag Drop / Parking Instructions
  • For Daisies:
    Park and enter at the FOOD COURT. Bring bags to the designated spot in the FOOD COURT hallway, in front of Forever 21.
  • For Brownies:
    Park and enter at MACY’S FURNITURE GALLERY near the LIFESTYLE VILLAGE. Bring bags to the designated storefront in the LIFESTYLE VILLAGE hallway, between the Apple and Disney stores.
  • For Juniors:
    Park and enter the mall near MACY’S. Bring bags to the designated spot in the MACY’S hallway, in front of the U.S. Polo store.
  • For Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors:
    Park and enter the mall near SEARS. Bring bags to the designated storefront in the SEARS hallway, between Foot Action and Call it Spring.
  • For Those NOT Sleeping Over:
    Please park and enter at MACY’S FURNITURE GALLERY near the LIFESTYLE VILLAGE. Attendees must have their ticket scanned when they leave the event by the staff member posted in that area.
Schedule/Activities
Schedule

9:15pm - Check-in Begins at Center Court; Activities & stores will open.

Dance Floor
• 10:30pm - 80s Dancing and Air Guitar Jam Session
• 11:00pm - Freeze Dance 
• 11:30pm - Hot Potato Time 

12:45am - Activities will close; Proceed to Stage for Cookie Rally

1:00am - Cookie Rally Begins! Retail stores will close.

1:30am - Rally ends; Retrieve bags & begin sleeping set up. Not sleeping over? Check-out of mall at Lifestyle Village Exit ★

1:30am - “Little Mermaid” Movie in Macy’s Wing Begins

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6:00am - Wake up, pack up & clean up your area. Garbage bags and receptacles will be provided. 

6:30-6:45am - Exit the Mall

 


  Activities Include
  • Cookie Dance Rally
  • SWAPS
  • Money Aprons
  • Headbanger Headbands
  • See All The Cookie Rewards
  • Photo Booth
  • DJ Dance Party and Games
  • Break Your Record Goal Sheets
  • Sample Girl Scout Cookies
  • Cookie Pro Selfie Station
  • Create a Marketing Charm
  • Cookies of the 80’s
  • Ms. PacMan Safety Scavenger Hunt Search
  • Money Management
  • Digital Cookie & Troop App
  • Learn About Killer Cookie Parties & Bodacious Booth Sales
  • Cookie Tips and So Much More!
Store List
Stores open from 9:15PM - 1AM* 

Retail stores listed, policies and offers may change. Giveaways are while supplies last. Please check back for up to date information. (See map)

  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels - In Food Court
  • Bath & Body Works - Semi-Annual Sale!
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop - Meet Bearemy, the Mascot!
  • Cinnabon - Buy Any Baked Good, Get A Hot Coffee (Any Size) for $1. Buy One CinnaPack, Get One Half Off
  • Claire's
  • Disney Store
  • Duck Donuts
  • e.l.f. - Spend $25, Get a FREE Gift w/Purchase. Gift Includes 6 Full Size Makeup Products.
  • EPIC Outfitters - 20% OFF Entire Store
  • Garage - 15% OFF Regular Priced Merch Only
  • Godiva
  • Haagen Dazs
  • Hollister - Hosting a Fashion how at 11:30PM. First 10 girls to come will walk the show & receive a goody bag. PLUS check out their selfie area, nail art station and friendship bracelet table.
  • Icing
  • Justice
  • Kneipp - Free Mini Facials, Mix Your Own Bath Salt For $12 (Plus store discount) & 20% OFF Entire Purchase!
  • L.L. Bean Activity -  Make a Paracord Bracelet (Retail store closed)
  • Lush - Make An Exclusive Bath Bomb (While Supplies Last) 
  • Newbury Comics
  • Piercing Pagoda - Get a FREE Ear Piercing When You Purchase Piercing Earrings & Get a 2nd Pair of Earrings For 50% Off! 
  • Piercing Pagoda+ - Get Pierced & Get 50% Off Any 2nd Pair of Earrings!
  • PURE Mammography - Get a Mammography,  Be Entered into a Raffle. Plus Snacks & Giveaways. 
  • Sbarro - *Closes at 12:30AM
  • Sephora
  • Starbucks Coffee 
  • The Melt

Are you a manager of a store inside the Smith Haven Mall and want to be a part of our AMAZING event? RSVP Here

Learn The Cookie Rally Dance
Learn the Steps to 
Thriller* and Girls Just Want to Have Fun!*

Show off Your New Moves at the Group Dance during the Rally!
(Rally begins at 1:00am at Center Court.)

Watch Video Here

*Special thanks to Girl Scouts in Troop 159 and Troop 12 for choreographing & producing the videos.

FAQs for 2019
  1. How much does the event cost?  
    Tickets to Cookie Palooza are $16 each, which includes the Cookie Palooza event patch, all Girl Scout activities, access to a private shopping experience and overnight stay at the mall. Tickets are non-refundable.

  2. If I am NOT sleeping over, where should I park?   
    Those that are NOT sleeping over should park in the parking lot behind Macy's Furniture Gallery and use the entrance near Lifestyle Village. It is the responsibility of the adult chaperone at the event to ensure that any children being picked up are released to an approved adult. 

  3. If I AM sleeping over, where should I park?   
    Attendees that ARE sleeping over should use the entrance near the designated bag drop off for their level.

  4. When and where can I drop off my overnight bag? 
    Attendees must drop off their overnight bags (no valuables please) between 5-9pm at the designated bag drop off for their level. 

  5. When and where do I check in for the event?   
    Event check in is at 9:15pm at Center Court inside the mall. 

  6. Which activities will be at this event?  
    Besides shopping, there will be lots of awesome Girl Scout activities!  Please check our website periodically for store and activity updates.  Store and activity listings are subject to change.

  7. What time does the event end?  
    Attendees must exit the mall by 6:45am. Remember, a Girl Scout always leaves a place cleaner than she found it. Garbage bags and receptacles will be provided in your sleeping areas.

  8. Should I bring additional funds to purchase items?  
    Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring additional funds if they wish to shop at the mall stores, food court and GSSC Shoppe.

  9. What will happen in the case of inclement weather?  
    This event will run rain or shine, light snow, etc.  In the case of severe weather, GSSC will post event updates on website and Facebook.  The event will then take place on the inclement weather date of Friday, February 1, 2019.

  10. Who is this event open to?  
    This event is open to Girl Scouts of all levels, Girl Scout Leaders and additional chaperones. Please note: each Daisy that attends requires an adult chaperone. Brownie level and up require appropriate adult coverage.  

  11. Do adult chaperones need to be Registered Girl Scout Adult to attend this event?  
    As per Volunteer Essentials, volunteers who are serving as ‘troop coverage’ for a scheduled event must be registered and complete the required background check. Parents who are driving troop members, other than their own daughter, to and from a troop event, must be registered and complete the required background check.

  12. Can tag-a-longs attend this event?  
    This event is for adults and registered Girl Scouts only. Tag-a-longs cannot be accommodated.

  13. Are boys or men allowed at this event?  
    This event is for girls only; we are unable to accommodate boys.  If a male parent or guardian would like to attend, they must sleep in an area designated for men only, located in the Food Court.

  14. Is there a limit to the number of event attendees?  
    Yes, there are a limited number of tickets that will be sold to this event.  Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  15. What if I don’t want to sleep over?  Can I still come to the event?    
    Yes! For those that do not want to sleep over, they are welcome to still come to the event. Those who are not sleeping over may leave anytime, but MUST checkout at the designated exit, which is located at Lifestyle Village. It is the responsibility of the adult chaperone at the event to ensure that any children being picked up are released to an approved adult. 

  16. If I am not sleeping over, is there a reduced price?  
    All attendees pay the same price, regardless if they are sleeping over or not.

  17. What stores will be open at the event?  
    Please check back periodically to our website for store and activity updates.  Please note: Store and activity listings are subject to change.

  18. How late will the stores be open?  
    Select stores and food court options will remain open until 1am!

  19. What should we bring?  
    Attendees will be limited to a backpack and sleeping bag or similar per person.  Attendees are encouraged to wear their pajamas/sleepwear to the event to eliminate the need to change clothing and limit personal belongings.  Attendees can bring a toothbrush and toothpaste, a pillow, sleeping bag and/or blanket.  Twin size air mattresses are acceptable, but outlets may be limited.  Fold-up chairs are acceptable.   Remember, less is more at Cookie Palooza!   Please group and label all belongings with your troop number.  Add a bright ribbon for ease of locating.

  20. Can we bring food to the event?  
    Yes, you may bring a small number of snacks and drinks to the event, but no coolers. Outside food deliveries cannot be accommodated. Girl Scout cookie samples will be available, and the food court will be open with items available for purchase.

  21. How will the sleeping arrangements be assigned?  Can we request to be with a certain troop?  
    Girls will be sleeping in the same hallway in which they dropped off their bags.  If you prefer to sleep in a different hallway, you may do so at your discretion.  After the conclusion of the Cookie Rally, you will be able to set up a section for your troop. When setting up your sleeping area, please do not lean up against the storefronts.  This can trigger the store alarm. However, due to the excitement of this event, we cannot guarantee that you will sleep!

  22. Should we bring SWAPS to the event?  
    Yes!  There will be opportunities to make and trade SWAPS with other Girl Scouts.

  23. Can I volunteer at the event?  
    We will be accepting a limited number of Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and adult volunteers.  For more information on volunteering at Cookie-Palooza, please contact productsales@gssc.us.

  24. What am I NOT permitted to bring to this event?  
    Girl Scouts of Suffolk County does not permit the following items: alcohol and drugs, tobacco, personal sports equipment, glass bottles, animals or weapons of any kind. Girl Scouts of Suffolk County is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

  25. What if we need First Aid? 
    A First Aid Certified staff will be located at Guest Services in the Center Court of the mall.
  26. What if my child will need medication administered at the event?  
    If your child requires medication to be administered at the event, please refer to the Girl Health History form and speak to your Girl Scout Troop Leader.
  27. Will there be an outdoor smoking area?  
    To keep this a secure event for all participants, we will not be able to accommodate an outdoor smoking section.
(Last Updated: 01/17/2019)

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Cookie Palooza Merchandise

Available at the GS Shoppe During Cookie Palooza!

(Pick up Pre-orders here)

Questions? Email shoppe@gssc.us

Sold Out!

All Sales Are Final. Tickets are Non-Refundable.

 

Until Registration Opens


 

All Sales Are Final. Tickets are Non-Refundable.