Can I attend both in-person sessions on both Saturday and Sunday?
Registration includes the evening welcome (online) and one full day
of sessions and activities on either Saturday OR Sunday. Unlike
previous years, this year’s Volunteer Conference has been planned over
two days to accommodate attendees comfortably on our property. Session
topics will be the same both days.
How can I order a conference T-shirt, patch, or water bottle?
This year, we’re offering a conference T-shirt, patch, and water
bottle customized with our cheery “welcome home” logo. You can select
these items when you register.
Order by July 28, 2021
When will I be able to visit the community partner booths?
We are proud to partner with hundreds of community organizations.
Dozens will have exhibits at the conference. You can choose to visit
community partners before the first session of the day begins, during
a session (sign up for Community Partners as your session A, B, or C),
or during lunchtime. Community partner exhibits will close at 3 p.m.,
just prior to the closing ceremony at 3:15 p.m.
Will the Girl Scout store be open?
The Girl Scout store will be open during the Volunteer Conference.
Snap up sale items and check out what’s new, including the Volunteer
Conference 2021 patch.
Is there a theme for the day?
The 2021 Volunteer Conference theme is Welcome Home. We’re
throwing our gates open wide and focusing on enjoying each other’s
company, sharing a meal, learning together, having fun, and recharging
our Girl Scout spirit. We’re excited to showcase the property that
girls and volunteers love and offer activities we haven’t been able to
explore at past conferences, like archery.
What should I bring to the conference?
Bring a mask, water bottle, a phone or camera, sunscreen and/or a
hat. Consider bringing pen and paper.
You can also bring SWAPs. Girl Scouts often make small tokens of
friendship to exchange with the Girl Scouts they meet while traveling.
These little gifts are called “SWAPS,” which stands for “Special Whatchamacallits
Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Bringing SWAPS to the conference is
optional, but adds an extra element of fun. Interested? Google “Girl
Scout SWAPS” for ideas or search on Pinterest. We can’t wait to see
your creative side!
What if I need assistance moving from one level to the next on the
Shuttle service will be on hand to transport you between levels.
What is the product program preview?
The product program preview is a sneak peek of the 2021-2022 product
programs. Visit the product program preview area for fun (and
delicious) program activity ideas and check out the upcoming cookie
reward lineup for girls. Best of all: sample fall program and cookie
program products. Find a favorite (or two, or three).
Can I share photos of the conference on social media?
We’ll have photo stations you won’t want to miss! Share away! Girl
Scouts San Diego can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and
Pinterest @sdgirlscouts. This year’s event hashtag is #WelcomeHome.
You can also use #sdgirlscouts, #BestPlace4Girls,
#BestPlace4Volunteers. Feel free to use these hashtags and mention
@sdgirlscouts in your posts.
Why is there a fee for the conference?
Girl Scouts San Diego makes a conscientious effort to provide an
innovative, interactive, and information Volunteer Conference while
adhering to the constraints of a tight budget. This year, though the
conference is being held at home on our property, we have additional
expenses for shuttles, tents, and other outdoor supplies. Like all
Girl Scouts, we use resources wisely! Girl Scouts San Diego does not
profit financially from this event.
Is financial assistance available?
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Check the
box when registering for the event.