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Volunteer Conference

Save the Date: Aug. 2021


This year's annual Volunteer Conference moved to a virtual platform! Over three days in August, we had the opportunity to learn from and connect with each other. Throughout the weekend, participants met new friends, reconnected with old ones, and jump-started their Girl Scout year by attending breakout sessions to help them learn skills to maintain a thriving troop. 

Community partners were on hand to showcase their program opportunities for girls, and networking opportunities were woven throughout the weekend so participants could connect with other leaders and staff.

We hope to see you at this event in 2021!



Many, though not all, of the breakout conference sessions were recorded. Networking sessions were not recorded.

Once recordings are processed and uploaded, access will be available to conference registrants for free. Those who did not register for the event will be charged a nominal fee to view the recordings. 

Spirit Stick

Girl Scouts have the spirit! At this year's Volunteer Conference, ten service unit teams joined in on the fun by showcasing all they have done to be G.I.R.L.s this past year. Watch the videos on our YouTube channel.

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 the 2019 conference, making them the current guardians. Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of many events, the Spirit Stick will be remaining with Sunrise Valley for another year. The Spirit Stick competition will return to our next Volunteer Conference.

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