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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

Online Register is now closed!

$14.00 per girl    |    $8.00 per adult 
Walk-ins welcome the day of the event, but avoid the lines and register now!

Brown bag lunches are permitted this year! No coolers, please. Food/snacks will also be available for purchase at the EXPANDED food court.  Combo meals are $5-$7.
Parking is $5.

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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, 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! Come have a great time and earn a patch, too!

Download the flier here and share it with your troop! Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Featured Exhibitors

Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood Was Museum is bringing Twilight’s Robert Pattison.
Just added! The Los Angeles Clippers Drumline.

Access Books

Adventure Plex

American Girl Place

Aquarium of the Pacific

Cabrillo Aquarium

California Science Center

Chivas USA

Colombia Memorial Space Center

Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat (formerly Lazy J Ranch)

Discovery Science Center

Dreams Are Possible/Kidz Cook Up

El Dorado Nature Center

First Aid

GSGLA Adult Development

GSGLA Alumnae Relations

GSGLA Board of Directors

Cookie Help Desk

Girl's Cookie Marketing Toolkit Display

GSGLA 100th Anniversary

GSGLA Outcomes/Girl Scout Voices

GSGLA Product Sales

GSGLA Retail Shop

GSGLA Travel (Tammie Scott)

GSGLA, Forever Green Initiative

GSGLA, Road to the Roses

Guide Dogs of America

Go Country Radio

Hangar 18

Heritage Committee/Silver Trefoils

Japanese American National Museum

Joycrest Inc.

LA Maritime Institute

LA Sparks

Long Beach State Athletics

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles County Fire  Department, Forestry Division

Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Galaxy

Los Angeles Kings

Madame Tussauds

Marine Mammal Care Center

Mono Lake

Monrovia Rock Hounds

Mountasia Family Fun Center & Northridge Skateland

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

New York Life

Operation Gratitude

Paint N' Play

Pasadena Federal Credit Union


Raymond Alf Museum

Rediscover Center

San Fernando Valley 99's

San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Sea World

Six Flags Magic Mountain


Tandy Leather Factory

Trophy Nut


Universal Studios

Wildlife Learning Center

Cookie UniversityCookie U

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. Jumpstart your cookie season with Cookie University! It's a great place to learn early business skills and the proven strategies that boost sales. This year’s event has been expanded to include sessions for girls of every level.

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.

Topics include winning selling and marketing strategies, the Gift of Caring Program, cookie booth decorating ideas, goal setting, and 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!

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 encouraged as seating is limited. Click here for session descriptions. Please note that most sessions are full from preregistration online. Some limited seating may be available for walk-ins. 

Cookie Kick-Off Talent Challenge!

There's still time to register! 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 to register your troop to perform. 

A weekend at one of our GSGLA facilities, included a S’mores Kit.

Movie night, includes popcorn bowl, tickets to Madame Tussaund’s Hollywood Wax Museum, and a movie rental card.

Ice Cream Social, includes Baskin Robbins Gift Card, toppings and sauces.

How can I help (and get free admission)?Cookie Volunteers

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! Interested? Click here for the registration form. Contact Mayra Cordero at (626) 677-2277 or for more information.

Adult Volunteers Needed! Volunteers will be assign to areas based on their availability, including morning set up, check-in and entrance supervision, supervision of bounce house, rock climbing, evaluation and patch booths, entertainment, 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


Register now


Contact Vickie Dynice at or for registration questions contact Gillian Goggin at

NOTE: Brown bag lunches are permitted this year; no coolers please. Food/snacks will also be available for purchase.