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.
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
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.
When and where can I drop off my overnight bag?
Attendees must drop off their overnight bags (no valuables
please) between 6-9pm at the designated bag drop off for their
When and where do I check in for the event?
Event check in is at 9:15pm at Center Court inside the
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
What time does the event end?
Attendees must exit
the mall by 6:45am.
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
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.
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.
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
Can tag-a-longs attend this event?
This event is for adults and registered Girl Scouts only.
Tag-a-longs cannot be accommodated.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
How late will the stores be open?
Select stores and food court options will remain open until
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!
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.
How will the sleeping arrangements be assigned? Can we request
to be with a certain troop?
Because we will be accommodating Girl Scouts of all levels,
each level will be assigned a section of the mall. After the
conclusion of the Cookie Rally, you will be able to set up a
section for your troop. However, due to the excitement of this
event, we cannot guarantee that you will sleep!
Should we bring SWAPS to the event?
Yes! There will be opportunities to make and trade SWAPS
with other Girl Scouts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.