What is the Spirit Stick?
The “Spirit Stick” is a stick that 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.
What is the Spirit Stick Competition?
This is a competition between Girl Scouts San Diego service units acknowledging the most spirited service unit attending our annual Volunteer Conference. 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 service unit name, add adornments…then return it next year to present to the next guardian!
Who are the current guardians of the Spirit Stick?
Sunrise Valley service unit won the Spirit Stick competition at last year’s conference making them the current guardians.
Will there be a Spirit Stick Competition at this year’s conference?
Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of many events, the Spirit Stick will be remaining with its 2020 guardians, Sunrise Valley, for another year. The Spirit Stick competition will return to our next Volunteer Conference.
Though the Spirit Stick is not yet ready for new guardians, we still have an opportunity for you all to showcase your “fire of imagination and exuberance of heart.” We invite you to create a one to two-minute video showcasing all your service unit has done to support the Girl Scout mission and live as a G.I.R.L. during the 2020 Girl Scout year, including the pandemic.
What are the guidelines for the Service Unit G.I.R.L. Video Showcase?
Showcase how your service unit lived the Girl Scout mission and acted as a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader throughout the past year.
- One to two-minutes
- Can include photos or videos
- No music
- One submission per service unit
- Save your video as an mp4 file (the standard video format)
- Follow all CDC recommended safety guidelines
- Not sure how to create a video? Contact email@example.com or let your Girl Scouts lead the way!
What is the deadline to submit a showcase video and how do I submit it?
Submit finished video to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.