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Volunteer Conference and Celebration

VCC 2018
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018
Conference: 8 a.m. | Celebration: 5 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center

Take a sneak peek of this year's conference agenda.


Join hundreds of adult Girl Scout members for an exciting, volunteer-centric extravaganza! Connect and share throughout the day, and honor our volunteer awardees in the evening. Choose from over 60 learning sessions, visit more than 30 exhibitor tables, get a sneak peek at the 2019 cookie rewards, and snag special deals from the Girl Scout store.

VCC Schedule

Conference: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
General session, lunch, and workshops
Engage, learn, and network at your choice of leadership workshops (with more offerings than ever before!), check out the exhibitor booths, and shop at the onsite Girl Scout store. Check out this year’s session descriptions.

Celebration: 5-7 p.m.
Keynote presentation, dinner, and awards ceremony
Share a meal with fellow Girl Scout volunteers while we celebrate another amazing year and recognize outstanding accomplishments.

Pricing and Registration


Register Online for Conference and Celebration

Register for Celebration Only
Printable Registration Form
Session Descriptions

Early bird pricing (Thursday, June 1-Sunday, July 15):
Conference = $30
Celebration = members $10 | guests $30
Both = $35

Starting Monday, July 16:
Conference = $40
Celebration = members $10 | guests $30
Both = $45

FAQs and Directions
2018 Awardees
Thanks Badge Honor Pin
Diana Osborn
Stephanie Kwiatkowski
Doreen Schoos
Jamie Anderson
Julie Union
Carissa Stewart
Lori Aschenbrenner
Shelly Fortier
Volunteer of Excellence President's Award
Alicia Bianchi
Carly Garrett
Hayley Aguilar
Jennifer Lyon
Laura Tan
Shannon Thornton
Taylor Ingalls
Angela MartinGretchen Veihl
Park Hills
Mission Trails
Sunny Trails
Magnolia Trails
Imperial Valley
Rancho Bernardo
Mira Mesa
Blue Sky
Mountain Shadow
Appreciation Pin Get Outdoors Award
Alexis Vercollone
Christine Simmons
Dee Dee Porter
Holly Isaacs
Jennifer Hamilton
Jessica Harloe
Karen Verran
Karine Reichenberg
Katlyn Newman
Kay Ann Fagan-Hodges
Lisa Murphy
Mariana Hedges
Megan Casey-Jones
Merrilee Alexander
Michelle Ramirez
Norma Burkhardt
Rebekah Jones
Sandra Banfield
Sandra Downes
Shannon Weaver
Stefanie Campos
Sue Papp Banister
Cathrina Rivera
Tracey Emanuel
Yolanda Furlow
Karen Schaffer
Patel Rosen

Consuelo Murillo
Irene Barajas
Robin Evans

Backpacking Leader Group:
Anna Iadevaia
Ann Funk
Catherine Bull
Corinne de Rond
Danell Gavares
Erika Scarbrough
Karen Haubrich
Karen Linehan
Kevin Hill
Marylin Sedlund
Myra Callen
Nancy Maple
Val Ross

Cookie Award Community Partner Award
Kris Newman
Nandita Khanna
Rusty Rea
Rene Pollard
Jenifer Barajas
Brandi Palmer
Michelle Davis
Eric Morgan
BreeAnn Smith
Northrop Grumman
Poway News Chieftain and Rancho Bernardo News Journal 
Family Award SHARE Award
Panian Family Kathi Sheldon
Friendship Award  
San Diego Elks Lodge

Let us know if you're interested in volunteering!


Thank you to our 2018 Volunteer Conference and Celebration Signature Sponsor, Mission Fed!

Check out the fun from 2017


More than 650 volunteers joined us at the San Diego Convention Center for our annual day of learning and networking followed by an awards ceremony. Congratulations to our 2017 honorees (listed below…and cheers to the Otay Mesa Service Unit for taking home the Spirit Stick!  

About the Spirit Stick

The Spirit Stick was salvaged from Girl Scout mountain properties following the wild fires of 2003. It now serves as an award acknowledging the most spirited service unit attneding our annual Volunteer Conference and Celebration.

The winning service unit—selected for displaying a "fire of imagination and exuberance of heart"—is invited to keep the Spirit Stick for a year to bring to Girl Scout events, mark it with their service unit name, add adornments, then return it next year to present to the next guardian!

Appreciation Pin

Jodi Wasserman Basta
Leina Veniegas-Blatchley
Kimberley Brower
Sheila Cavanaugh
Michelle Davis
Trisha Domingo
Robin Evans
Elizabeth Glynn
Lale Laubach
Karen Linehan
Angela Martin
Jennifer Nevius
Kristin Newman
Kristy Parker
Janine Perrill
Margo Redford
Linda Sanchez
Alia Snyder
Jennifer Stepp
Liza White
Jessica Zamora

Volunteer of Excellence

Beth Callahan
Leslie Catanzaro             
Lynn Lund
Brenda Radder
Lisa Sanchez
Melissa Wehr

Friendship Award

Bread & Salt Art Gallery
Cal-Works, Imperial County
Imperial County Board of Supervisors, Michael Kelley
Lawyers Club San Diego
Outlets at the Border

Community Partner Award

Mission Federal Credit Union
TIG (Technology Integration Group)


Gary Astleford  

Cookie Award

Merrilee Alexander
Debbra Bucci
Jamie Clark
Michelle Echevarria
Zulya Segura Nuñez
Janine Stemper
Reggi'e Webster
Michelle Wilkinson

President's Award

Camp Pendleton Service Unit
Encinitas Service Unit
Imperial Valley Service Unit
Magnolia Trails Service Unit
Mira Mesa Service Unit
Mission Trails Service Unit
Mountain Shadow Service Unit
Otay Mesa Service Unit

Honor Pin

Liliana Acosta
Jennipher Harris
Barbara Lamb  
Justine Panian
Kristy Hopkins                       
Sharon Mello
Consuelo Murillo-Quintanar
Marilynn Scott
Loria Sylvia

Family Award

Groce Family  

Thanks Badge

Irene Barajas  

Thanks Badge II

Mimi Murray  

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