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Volunteer Conference and Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 27
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, 92101 (Downtown)

During our annual Volunteer Conference and Celebration, all adult members are welcome to join us for a full day of empowering sessions and an evening awards ceremony where we honor our volunteers. See this year's honorees!

Save some green!
Register for both the conference and celebration to save $5.
Register early for even more savings.
Carpool in a group of three or more for free parking. No need to indicate your carpool buddies when you register; you'll receive a voucher with your confirmation materials in mid-August.

Conference: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
General session, lunch and workshops
Cost: $30 ($40 after Sunday, July 17); add $5 for celebration
During the morning conference, network, enjoy lunch, engage and learn in leadership workshops (read session descriptions), shop special Girl Scout store deals and compete for the Spirit Stick.

Printable registration form 
Conference ($30), or conference and celebration ($35)
(Register for celebration only below.)

Volunteers' Networking: 4-5 p.m.
Between the conference and celebration, take the chance to mingle. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at a cash bar.

Celebration: 5-7 p.m.
Keynote presentation, dinner and awards
Cost: $10 members, $30 guests
Stay for the evening celebration to sit down for dinner with your Girl Scout friends and applaud our outstanding volunteer honorees, nominated for awards by their peers.

Register online (celebration only, members)
Register online (celebration only, guests)
Printable registration form


Award-winning, bilingual journalist Elizabeth Alvarez anchors the most-watched morning shows in San Diego — KUSI's Good Morning San Diego on Saturdays and Sundays. The former Brownie was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Journalism. Elizabeth has covered some of the biggest stories to make national headlines, including the ambush of the 507th Maintenance Company in Nasiriyah, Iraq during the 2003 invasion, bringing viewers up-to-the-minute information from the Fort Bliss army post.


Keynote speaker
Elaine Swann is one of the leading lifestyle and etiquette experts in the country. She is the founder of Elaine Swann Leadership Academy, an institution committed to enriching the lives of individuals through the instruction of etiquette and social courtesies. Operating from a desire to help others “be well and live well,” the Girl Scout alumna authored Let Crazy Be Crazy, a book that emboldens readers to face difficult people and challenging circumstances, and Girls Have Style … At School!, an etiquette book for teen girls.

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Nearly 500 volunteers joined us for VCC 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. Congratulations to Rancho Foothills Service Unit for taking home the Spirit Stick!

View and download photos on Dropbox.

JR2015_VCC (3)


Conference: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 ($40 after July 15)
Evening component: 5-7 p.m., $10

Back for a second year: a forum for teen Girl Scouts, by teen Girl Scouts! #realtalkgs2016 features wonderful speakers and interactive sessions to get girls in grades 8-12 refreshed and ready for their best year yet.