What are Girl Scout SWAPS?
A swap is a small handmade craft, often with a pin, that scouts and others exchange. The exchange usually happens from girls in one troop to girls in another troop, so this usually takes place at larger events where multiple troops are present. SWAPS are handmade, which is a symbol that the girl is giving a part of herself to show friendship. SWAPS traded can be placed in a SWAP bag, zipper baggie, shoe box, a friendship tie or pinned onto ribbon, anything that can be easily carried. They should be inexpensive, creative, and between 1” to 2”.
It is considered rude to refuse to swap with someone who asks. If you don’t like the item you have been given or already have an identical SWAP, accept it politely and give them one of yours with a Girl Scout smile.
What does S.W.A.P. stands for?
Well that depends if it’s singular or plural. S.W.A.P.S. (Special Whachamacalits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere). When they are exchanged between Scouts they are a S.W.A.P. (Shared With A Pal)
Where do you keep all those SWAPS?
The reason SWAPS have pins is so you can attach them to something. My girls made canvas bags and decorated them.