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Volunteer Conference and Celebration


Hundreds of adult Girl Scout members came together on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 for an exciting, volunteer-centric extravaganza! Throughout the day, volunteers visited with our community partners, attended informative and inspirational sessions,  and honored fellow volunteers.

During the conference, volunteers participated in many fantastic sessions. Attendees at the evening celebration enjoyed several exciting speakers and applauded 86 honorees. Check-out the fun in our photo album.

Watch the video message from Girl Scouts of the USA's CEO Sylvia Acevedo to the volunteers of Girl Scouts San Diego which was presented during the evening program.

2018 Awardees
Thanks Badge Honor Pin
Chris Carstens
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
About the Spirit Stick

Mission Trails Service Unit earned the Spirit Stick, and will serve as its guardians for the 2018-19 membership year!

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 attending 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!


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

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