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Cookie Palooza 2023

Light Up The Night at the Smith Haven Mall with your sister Girl Scouts and kick off the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Program. Learn about the program and the 5 skills to have a successful sale. Participate in our themed activities, dance all night, shop at the mall, and enjoy our Cookie Rally, featuring a fashion show.
  • Dates: Friday to Saturday, January 13-14, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 6:30 am
  • Place: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • Cost: 
    • $25 per Girl Scout: includes Event patch, all Girl Scout activities, access to a private shopping experience, and overnight sleepover at the mall. 
    • $15 per Adult: includes  access to a private shopping experience and overnight sleepover at the mall.
    • Safety-wise coverage for Troops, no Tag-alongs. Parents/Caregivers are welcome.   

When purchasing your tickets, you will have 15 minutes to complete your order and you will only be able to purchase a maximum of 12 Girl Scout tickets and a maximum of 3 adult tickets per order. Please plan ahead with your co-leaders, volunteers, and parents/caregivers on registration. First come, first served. Tickets are non-refundable.

FAQs
  1. If I add tickets to my cart, will they stay there until I complete my order?
    Yes, you will have 15 minutes to complete your order and you will only be able to purchase a maximum of 12 Girl Scout tickets and a maximum of 3 adult tickets per order.
  2. When buying tickets, what information do I need to have?
    When you are purchasing Girl Scout tickets, each one needs a name, email, Troop #, and level. When you are purchasing Adult tickets, each one needs a name and email.
  3. Do we need to sleep over to attend this event?
    No, you are more than welcome to leave after our Cookie Rally. However, once you leave you will NOT be allowed back in. 
  4. Can parents/caregivers attend?
    Yes, parents/caregivers can attend with their Girl Scouts. Troops need at least the minimum safety-wise coverage if parents/caregivers do not attend. Fathers are allowed to attend and will sleep in a separate designated area.
  5. Can more than 3 adult tickets be purchased?
    Yes, you can purchase more than 3 adult tickets, but you will need to make a separate transaction as we are limiting the number of tickets per order to give everyone a chance to attend.
  6. As a Volunteer or Parent, can I make more than one order?
    Yes, you can place as many orders as you need but we suggest coordinating with your Troop Leaders/Co-Leaders with ordering as tickets may sell out quickly. It is first come, first served.
  7. Can tag-alongs attend this event?  
    This event is for adults (Volunteers & Parents/Caregivers) and registered Girl Scouts only. Tag-alongs cannot be accommodated.
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  1. How much does the event cost?  
    Tickets to Cookie Palooza are $20 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. This event is sold out.
  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 6-9pm 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 available.
  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, January 31, 2020.
  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 area, please do not lean belongings against 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.
Important Event/Attendee Info: COMING SOON!
  1. Check your overnight bag at the designated bag drop off between the hours of 6-9 PM.  This will be the hallway in which your group will sleep. If you prefer to sleep in a different hallway, you may do so at your discretion.
  2. All attendees must enter the mall by 9pm.
  3. At 9:15 PM, proceed to Center Court inside the mall with your printed tickets ready.
  4. After check-in enjoy shopping, Girl Scout activities and our Cookie Rally!
  5. Once the Cookie Rally is over, retrieve your belongings from the bag drop for your level and set up your sleeping area.  When setting up your area, please do not lean belongings against the storefronts.  This can trigger the store alarm. If you are not sleeping over, you will leave through the doors by Lifestyle Village & Sephora. 
  6.  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 available.
  • FOR ALL LEVELS: If you are 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.
  • DAISIES/BROWNIES:
    • Park and enter the mall near SEARS.
    • Bring bags to the designated spot in the SEARS hallway, next to the interior entrance of SEARS.
  • JUNIORS:
    • Park and enter the mall near MACY’S.
    • Bring bags to the designated spot in the MACY’S hallway, in front of the US Polo store.
  • CADETTES/SENIORS/AMBASSADORS:
    • Park and enter the mall near the FOOD COURT.
    • Bring bags to the designated storefront in the corner of the FOOD COURT, formerly TGI FRIDAYS restaurant. 
Schedule/Activities: COMING SOON!
Schedule
  • 9:30pm - Check-in Begins at Center Court; Activities & stores will open.
  • 10:30pm - Hoop Races!
  • 11:00pm - Freeze Dance
  • 11:30pm - Make a Match! 
  • 12:00am - Giant Jenga
  • 12:30am - SWAP ‘til you Drop
  • 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 ★
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  • 6:00am - Wake up, pack up and clean up your area! Garbage bags and receptacles will be available. 
  • 6:30-6:45am - Exit the Mall


 

Activities Include
  • Cookie Rally
  • Meet our Cookie Box Cover Girls!
  • SWAPS
  • WOW the World Rally Sign
  • Find Your Wings Goal Sheet
  • Cookie Rewards
  • Selfie Stations
  • DJ Dance Party and Games
  • Sample Girl Scout Cookies
  • Cookie Pro Info Station
  • Reach Your Goal Charm Necklace
  • Karaoke with Juliette Low!
  • Cookie House Parties: Squeeze the Day!
  • Digital Cookie & Troop App
  • When Life Gives you Lemons, Have a Booth Sale!
  • Cookie Tips and So Much More!
Store List & Promotions: COMING SOON!
Stores listed will be open from 9:30PM - 1AM*

Retail stores listed, policies and offers are subject to change. Giveaways are while supplies las or first come, first served. Please check back for up to date information. 

Store Name Information & Promotions
   
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Cookie Palooza 2020 is almost here and we cannot wait to celebrate the kick-off of the Girl Scout Cookie Season and the NEW Lemon-ups Cookie! 

Event Information:

Date: January 17-18, 2020 (Inclement weather date: Jan. 31-Feb. 1)    
Bag Drop Off:
6-9PM
Event Check In: 9:15PM, inside the mall at Center Court
Place: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
Includes: Cookie Palooza event patch, all Girl Scout activities, access to private shopping experience and overnight stay at mall. 

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Top 5 Things to Know About Cookie Palooza
  1. The theme this year is Find Your Wings, Do WOW Things!  Think butterflies and beauty, and to celebrate the NEW Lemon-Ups cookies with lemons everywhere!  Get creative and join in the fun!  
  2. Get ready to SWAP!  As per your request, we have a designated time and place for girls who have brought SWAPS to the event to trade and meet new friends!  Check out our event map for SWAP ‘till you Drop.
  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. WOW the World at Cookie Palooza!  We’ve got 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 and gracious to mall staff.  

 


 

Pre-Order Cookie Palooza Merchandise!
Get The Cookie Palooza Event T-shirt and NEW GSSC Apparel!
Pre-order pricing extended to January 15, 5PM!

Questions? Email shoppe@gssc.us