Those of you who want additional booths may make additional
requests to pick up more booths and fill the schedules.
Round 2 began at 8pm on Tuesday (1/29).
Effective Sunday 2/3, 8pm, the schedules are now open for all remaining requests, with no limits.
The request form will be available at noon. Any early
requests will be shuffled and randomly ordered; after 8pm,
I will process
requests in the order they are received.
- Finding the open times is a little tricky,
and each year a bunch of people email me confused about how to go about
it. This is what I suggest: First, look at the schedules for your
favorite stores. They are listed by date and time. You have
to sort of "read between the lines" to find times that are
*not* already scheduled that would work for your troop.
Please make sure that booths are allowed at that time, though--nearly
every store these days has specifc times that we
can and can't booth. These specific limits, if there are any,
are listed under every store name. If you find times that would
work for your troop, use the Short Request Form to request those
times. If those times are available, i.e., if another troop has not yet
requested, them, I will assign them to your troop and will
send you a confirmation of each cookie booth I assign. Easy peasy,
- Any booth listed as Troop 4500 is a booth
that another troop has cancelled and is available to the first troop who
requests it. If you see one of these you can use, please just let me know.
- Use the Short Booth Request Form to request
additional booths for your troop.
- I will not make any substitutions; I will attempt to assign the booth you request,
and if it fails, I'll move on to the next choice. You may want to list several
choices, since there are a lot of troops out there.
- I will assign all the booths you request, unless you tell me you need
only a certain number. Some troops tell me things like "I want *one* Sunday booth
and *one* Friday booth" and then give me 3-4 choices for each. That works great.
Please be clear about how many booths you want to end up with.
If you want to request a bunch of locations and have me hold
your request for a few days, be clear about it.
- To make it fair for everyone,
I will assign only two booths per troop for every day past the start date for round 2.
It's just not fair for one troop to submit a request for 50 booths at 12:01am, and
take all of the available time in the entire city of Gilbert. I will assign
two booths per troop, but I want to rotate among troops so everyone has a chance
to fill up these open times. On the other hand, if a troop doesn't ask for more
booths until Saturday morning, they can catch up to everyone else: I would give
them up to 2+2+2+2 booths (2 for Tue, 2 for Wed, 2 for Thu and 2 for Friday).
On Sunday, Feb 3, 8pm, after the majority of the troops are sated,
all troops may request as many booths
as they want with no limits.