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Saturday, January 13, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The show will go on!

cookieWOW! is on as scheduled! Please remember to always put your safety first when traveling.

We can control many things – unfortunately, not Mother Nature. And boy, is she unpredictable! Your safety always comes first!! We know many people have concerns about traveling this weekend in Central New York. cookieWOW! will still happen as planned. No refunds, rainchecks or transfers will be issued. Please always exercise caution when traveling. For those who venture out, please note there are options for overnight lodging available Saturday night – including group discount rates at Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA and a Girl Scout sleepover at WonderWorks. Safe travels to all!

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Make this your best cookie season ever!

All Girl Scouts, troops, leaders, families and parents/adult caregivers welcome! Open to the public!

Wondering what it's like to be a Girl Scout? Come join us for the day to find out.

Girls, teens and adults come together to learn the five skills needed to be successful in the Cookie Program and also school, work and life!


* All attendees must register *
* All girls must be accompanied by an adult *

Once you register for this event, you will be emailed a confirmation which includes your tickets. 
Please print your tickets and bring them with you or bring your mobile device with access to your tickets on the Eventbrite app.

Help us crumble a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ at cookieWOW! 1-2-3 DUNK!

We’re attempting to break a newly set 3,236-person record for number of people simultaneously dunking cookies in a beverage. Will YOU help us make HISTORY? There is still room for a few more official stewards – but you can’t be a member of Girl Scouts. Sign up here.

Instructions for Participants
Instructions for Staff & Volunteers
Instructions for Stewards

Note for Stewards who are pre-registered
There is a brief pre-event webinar/conference call for Stewards on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 PM. If you cannot make this call, do not worry, we will discuss everything when we meet again on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the NYS Fairgrounds at the Center of Progress Building.

Please dial 1.562.247.8422 and use Access Code Access Code 787-661-949#. Please place your phone on mute unless you need to ask a question.


Show off your cookie creativity!

Enter our Girl Scout Cookie-Themed Coloring Contest from Syracuse’s Post-Standard! Children ages 2-10 are eligible to color the page, and they could win some exciting monetary prizes in each age category! A limited number of printed copies will be available this week in our boutiques, or you can download and print it here. The contest runs January 7-17, 2018 and all entries must be mailed to the Syracuse Post-Standard. See Coloring Contest page for full entry details. Good luck!


NEW Incentive! Bring a non-Girl Scout friend or an adult interested in helping lead a troop to cookieWOW! and earn a special patch! Bring your friend to the recruitment tents at the event to pick up your reward!

This is cookieWOW!


Standard Registration:

$10 per person starting December 1, 2017 (plus a nominal processing fee)

Children under age 5 are FREE!

Day-of Registration:

$15 per person, limited quantities available at the door

Check out the cookieWOW! 2018 t-shirt!

Day of cookieWOW!: Limited supplies available for $15.00-$18.50 each (plus tax)


Schedule of Events

10 a.m.

Doors Open, Registration

10:30 a.m.

Cookie Pep Rally

11 a.m.

1-2-3 DUNK! World Record Attempt

11:30 a.m.

Activities and Sponsor/Vendor Booths Open

3 p.m.

Event Ends

Traveling From Out of Town?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA, January 12-14 
We’ve reserved a limited block of rooms at a discount rate of $139 per night. The hotel is located next to the mall at 311 Hiawatha Boulevard West, Syracuse. Use this direct booking link to access our group name (Girlscout Cookie Wow). Rate includes a room with 2 queen beds, complimentary breakfast, evening manager’s reception with complimentary beverages and discounts at Destiny USA. You can book one or both nights as part of the promotion here.

WonderWorks Sleepover, January 13
This overnight adventure will include over 100 interactive exhibits, unlimited laser tag, scavenger hunt, rides, science experiments, a visit from Professor Wonder and a participation patch (Girl Scouts only). Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Cost: $27.00 +tax per Girl Scout | $12.99 +tax per chaperone and tag-along.

Reserve your tickets here. 
*Tickets are non-refundable

cookieWOW! 2018 highlights:

  1. Nom nom! We've got all kinds of cookie tastings for you! (A girl must know her product to sell it, right?)
  2. Back by popular demand for 2018: Girl Scouts S’mores cookie!
  3. Family-friendly activities and activities that will give your girl the skills she needs to make this her BEST Cookie Program!
  4. Visit with community partners and explore options for new adventures!
  5. Learn how to set goals for yourself and your troop to earn rewards and discounts for summer camp and programs!
  6. Win free stuff, grab great Girl Scout prizes and prizes from our partners!
  7. Scale the inflatable climbing wall, play GaGa Ball and experience camping in the comfort of the Center of Progress Building!
  8. Cheer and dance during the Cookie Pep Rally!
  9. Rock your cookie business by honing your selling skills: experts will help you deliver the best sales pitch!
  10. Learn how to be a leader and how to work together as a team!
  11. Get great ideas on how to "bling your booth!” Try them out and learn how to personalize your table to attract more customers.
  12. Bring your own lunch or grab some food from our tasty food vendor (cash only).

    Not a Girl Scout, but interested in Girl Scouting? Experience it all:

  1. Taste our famous cookies!
  2. Learn the 5 skills that every girl needs to be successful in life!
  3. Check out our camps!
  4. Meet our staff!
  5. Join a troop! (Parents/Adults – learn how to start a troop!)
  6. Learn what Girl Scouts do and about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience!
  7. Enter for a chance to win a week away this summer at Girl Scout Camp (up to a $500 value) and other great prizes!


Fairgrounds Map

cookieWOW! Event Map

Let’s get social!

Follow GSNYPENN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat - @GSNYPENN 

Post your pics using #cookiewow18 and #GSNYPENN

Use our cookieWOW! filters on Snapchat the day of the event