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GSGLA Cookie Kick-Off 2011

"Starting Today"

Saturday, January 15, 2011 / 11 am - 4 pm
Industry Hills Expo Center, City of Industry
Open to Girls Grades K-12
$14.00 per girl
$8.00 per adult

Register now! Online registration closes Jan. 12. Walk-ins accepted. However, avoid the registration lines and register now.

Cookie Kick Off Air View

Overview

It’s all “Starting Today”! Join thousands of Girl Scouts as we kick off the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Season at this fun festival celebrating the start of the new Cookie Season.

The event will feature booths and exhibitors with cool activities, fun games, live entertainment, great food, and new friends! The Older Girl Gathering Place is designed especially for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors to take a break, have some fun and gather together!

Cookie University will be back with sessions for every level and include time for adults to ask questions and learn! Troops can show off their cookie-inspired creativity in the Talent Challenge, too! Come have a great time and earn a patch as we celebrate this year’s cookie season – starting today!

Frequently AskedRock Climbing Questions

How do I register?

Register online at www.girlscoutsLA.org or use a Program Registration Form. Admission is just $14.00 for girls, $8.00 for adults and the patch is FREE! Sorry, no tag-alongs.

Who will be there?

Well, you, of course. Plus, get ready for fun and learning with our amazing 2011 Cookie Kick-Off exhibitors. And, Cookie University returns with more exciting sessions for every level, too!

Where do I go, park, eat?

The Industry Hills Expo Center is located at 16200 Temple Ave in the City of Industry. It is freeway close, roomy, airy, and covered, with easy parking (small fee required)!

From

To Venue        

From

To Venue        

Arcadia

15 miles

Long Beach

24 miles

Woodland Hills

45 miles

Montclair

17 miles

Santa Monica

34 miles

Lancaster

90 miles

The Industry Hills Expo Center offers a variety of food options. Plus, various snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the EXPANDED food court.  Combo meals are $5-$7. Brown bag lunch permitted; no coolers allowed. Parking is $5.

How can I help (and get free admission)?

Hey Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Did you know that Cookie Kick-Off 2011 will have a special lounge area just for you? Did you know that Cookie University has special topics just for you? And, did you know that your troop can host a booth and get FREE admission! Click here for the registration form. Interested? Contact Mayra Cordero at (626) 677-2277 or mcordero@girlscoutsla.org.

Adult Volunteers Needed! Volunteers will be assigned to areas based on their availability, including morning set up; check-in and entrance monitoring; supervision of bounce house, rock climbing, evaluation and patch booths; entertainment area; Older Girl Gathering Place; and Cookie University; and clean up, among other areas. Four-hour commitments are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Vickie Dynice at (626) 677-2288 or vdynice@girlscoutsla.org.

What is Cookie University?Face Painting

Jumpstart your cookie season with Cookie University! It's a great place to learn early business skills and the proven strategies that boost sales.

Welcome to the world of business done Girl Scout style! As "business owners," girls will learn how to launch their own cookie enterprises that help them reach their goals.

This year’s event has been expanded to include sessions for girls of every level. Plus, sessions include a time for adults to learn and ask questions during girl activity time.

During this year's cookie season, girls will learn firsthand the ins and outs of running their own cookie business. Cookie U is a fun way to prepare for this adventure. Girls can attend a variety of 30-minute interactive sessions taught by "cookie experts" and discover ideas that put them in business for the future.

Discover successful selling and marketing strategies to achieve your goals, learn about the Gift of Caring Program and this year's new partners, gain great cookie booth decorating ideas, set exciting goals, and take a look at this year’s cookie variety line-up and technology tools.

Plus, all sessions include activities from the 2010-11 Cookie Activity Kits, with several activities that help fulfill requirements for Girl Scout badges! Girls will receive a Cookie U Certificate.

Hey - teen Girl Scouts - you have the experience and know-how to turn cookies into a business that will take you places. Your Cookie U sessions will help you take your plans to the next level and turn you into a Cookie Entrepreneur Officer- CEO!

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Clilck here to register. For more information, contact Mary Broomfield at (626) 677-2220 or mbroomfield@girlscoutsla.org.

What is the Talent Challenge?

Put your troop's cookie-inspired creativity to work for our Cookie Kick-Off Talent Challenge! You and your troop can create a cookie-themed jingle, song, or dance and perform live on the stage (2-3 pm) at the 2011 Cookie Kick-Off (maximum 3 minutes).

The first 20 troops to register to perform during the talent challenge will be invited to participate.  First, second and third place prizes to be awarded to winning troops! Contact Terese Miller at (626) 677-2234 or tmiller@girlscoutsla.org to register your troop to perform.

Will the Council Shop be at the Cookie Kick-Off!

Yep! GSGLA’s shop will be on site with a variety of Girl Scout merchandise available for purchase, including the 2011 Cookie T-shirt, 100th Anniversary merchandise, and more.

Be among the first to purchase the 2011 Cookie Collection merchandise before it hits shops. Plus, take a look at this year’s new Super Booth Kit collection that will include an assortment of marketing tools for your cookie booths! Cash, credit cards and checks accepted.