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Traditional Girl Scout Swaps

Building Friendships at a Swap

Swaps, the tradition of Girl Scouts exchanging keepsakes, started long ago when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides first gathered for fun, song, and making new friends.

Swaps were widely exchanged at national Girl Scout Senior Roundups in the 1950's and 1960's.

Girl Scout SwapIn more recent years, some Girl Scouts describe the types of objects now preferred as swaps by calling them:

Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.

Swaps are still the perfect way for Girl Scouts to meet each other and promote friendship. Each one is a memory of a special event or Girl Scout Sister.

Swaps Basics

Swaps should:

Tips for Swaps Givers

Girls should:

What to Do With Swaps

Girls can:

Swap Safety and Etiquette

Girls should: