Register early to receive tickets by mail!
Cookie Rally 2014
Sunday, Jan. 12
San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, 92101
Park opens: 9 a.m. Park closes: 5 p.m.
Rally sessions: 9:30; 10:30; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.
Get pumped up for cookie season with a family day at the San Diego Zoo. Come primed to see what new surprises await you this year! Explore the Zoo at your own pace, then join us for a high-energy Girl Scout pep rally and Dat Kat in That Hat concert. Set your sights on the 2014 rewards, say “hi” to your favorite cookie characters, and get psyched for the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Gather your Girl Scout friends and family around you for a day of zoo fun and cookie excitement!
|Details:||Before you register, read the Cookie Rally Frequently Asked Questions below for important information.|
|Cost:||$12/girl or adult Girl Scout member; $17/non-member includes admission to the Zoo, one session of Cookie Rally (pep rally and concert) and patch. Financial assistance available (for registered Girl Scouts only) and must be submitted in person, by mail or by fax before 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.|
Note: Zoological Society membership, military passes, prepaid tickets and/or discount coupons do not apply to this special event.
|Registration:||Advance registration required; tickets will not be available at event. Event packets (tickets, wristband, patches) were mailed to early registrants beginning Monday, Dec. 16.|
Purchase tickets at our Balboa Program Center, Escondido Program Center and North Coastal Service Center stores (check links for store hours).
No refunds or exchanges will be issued once orders have been placed. Lost tickets will not be reissued.
|Sessions:||Groups wishing to attend together should order all tickets on one form. Sessions are assigned on first-come, first-served basis.|
|5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20:||Registration deadline to receive event packet by mail and/or submit financial assistance requests.|
|1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11:||Final deadline, no exceptions; may sell out before deadline.|
|No will-call at event.|
|Questions:||Program Specialist Robin Lemon, (619) 610-0747|
Frequently Asked Questions
Cookie Rally is our council's largest annual gathering, serving 5,000 girls and their families. This fun event inspires and prepares Girl Scouts, leaders and families for the upcoming cookie program and allows girls to experience the sisterhood of the Girl Scout movement. Performers showcase the benefits of participating in the cookie program during an energetic pep rally. This year, enjoy the wonders of the San Diego Zoo before and after your Cookie Rally session.
Each session lasts 50 minutes (a 20-minute pep rally and a 30-minute concert). Zoofari, the Cookie Rally area, will open ahead of the scheduled start time to allow participants to enter.
Our cookie program walkthrough museum will highlight the 5 Skills — goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics — as well as Operation Thin Mint® and cookie program rewards. This display area will close 10 minutes before the end of each concert and remain closed until the next session.
Our special musical guests, Dat Kat in That Hat band, will provide some rockin' and rollin' entertainment. These professional musicians perform in one of the hottest family-friendly theme park shows in Anaheim. You won't want to miss them!
Dat Kat in That Hat features vocalists Jenny Kidd and Nathan Shrake, Todd McCool on guitar, Mike Hill on bass, Jonathan May on keyboard and Jeff Muzerrole on drums.
Admission to the Zoo and the Cookie Rally area, the pep rally and concert, plus a 2014 Cookie Rally patch. We encourage you to take advantage of everything the Zoo has to offer. The fee does not include Guided Bus Tours, Skyfari Aerial Tram rides or discounts on merchandise and food service.
No. To enter the Cookie Rally area, everyone must have a rally wristband and the special Girl Scout event ticket (the ticket will be collected as you enter the Zoofari area).
Cookie Rally is a special event held at the zoo for Girl Scouts only, and the zoo's membership policy states:
"Membership is valid for general admission entrance to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park during regular operating hours all year long. There are no blackout dates or restrictions. Membership includes admission to Nighttime Zoo and Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo. Membership does not cover entrance to special events or tours." (Emphasis added)
Only those holding Girl Scout Cookie Rally tickets will be permitted to enter Zoofari, the Cookie Rally area. Military passes, prepaid tickets and/or discount coupons do not apply to this special event.
While you may register your group at separate times, we cannot guarantee your placement in the same session. Space in each is limited.
- Before 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20
- Online —you'll receive an automatic receipt confirmation.
- In person—bring your form to the Balboa Program Center.
- Mail or fax—we cannot confirm receipt of mailed or faxed registrations.
- Thursday, Jan. 2-Saturday, Jan. 11
- In person sales only — registration will be available at our Balboa Program Center, Escondido Program Center and North Coastal Service Center stores during regular store hours. Please check here for times and directions.
- Tickets cannot be picked up at the Zoo on event date.
We cannot accept forms by email. Payment must accompany all orders, and our system is set up to block emails containing credit card information, for security reasons.
Orders received by mail, online or in person by 5 p.m. Friday Dec. 20 will be mailed to you. If you have not received your event packet (ticket, wristband and patch) by Sunday, Jan. 5, please email Robin
Lemon for assistance.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 2, you will receive your event packet when you purchase tickets in-store.
Without exception, registration will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 (or when the event sells out). Registration will not be available at the zoo. Tickets cannot be picked up at the Zoo on event date.
Show your ticket at the main Zoo entrance and again at the Cookie Rally area, where it will be collected. Each person must show a session wristband (included in event packet) to enter the rally.
Please treat your tickets the same as cash; they cannot be reissued if they are lost, damaged or misplaced.
No seating will be provided for the rally; we recommend everyone bring a sit-upon (more ideas). Adults can sit with their Girl Scouts or watch from the standing zones on the edges of the seating area. We ask that everyone "live by the Girl Scout Law" and be respectful of others.
Cheer, sing and dance along with the girls! Leaders and parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their troops and children.
Please be on time. We expect all sessions to be full, and switching will not be permitted, so that we can provide the best possible experience for all guests.
Show your Girl Scout spirit! In addition to following Safety Activity Checkpoint guidelines and preparing for the weather, we encourage girls to wear their uniforms. Create a special troop outfit or costume to help keep your group together in the crowd.
Confirmation packets include a patch.
Absolutely! These events complement each other; Service Unit Cookie Kickoffs offer girls a hands-on opportunity to practice cookie program skills, while the council wide Cookie Rally is a family event. The high-energy pep rally builds excitement about cookies, and everyone can enjoy the professional entertainment.
Yes, financial assistance is available for girl members only.
Financial assistance requests must be received before 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 by mail, by fax or in person at Balboa Campus. When submitting the order, mark the number of paid registrations and the number of registrants requesting financial assistance in the appropriate spaces. Attach a separate sheet of paper with a list of girls requesting financial assistance. We'll contact you if we have any concerns.
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