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How to Make Girl Scout SWAPS

SWAPS, otherwise known as "Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere", are the key to any and every Girl Scout Event. They are meant to be traded with girls from other troops for that troop's swaps, and are treasured prizes from each event. Swapping is fun and a great way to make friends, especially if you can come up with a unique idea.

Steps

  1. Come up with a theme.The theme should have something to do with the event you are going to. For example, if you are going to an aquarium, thinkfish.
  2. Do some research.If you are going to make fish-related swaps, try to be unique. Chances are, other troops will have plain, boring fish, but you can do much better. When you are researching, you may come across some information about overfishing. You may decide to make fishhooks out of wire or pipe cleaners with a label that says "Save our fish!".
  3. Decide what you will make.It is best to have a couple different kinds of swaps per troop, just in case another troop has similar swaps or another troop gets tired of the same swaps over and over. In addition to the fishhook idea, for example, your troop may also want to make jellyfish out of coffee filters or starfish out of construction paper.
  4. Find cheap materials.Since you will be making 20+ swaps per girl, you don't want to spend tons of money on materials. Swaps are supposed to be little handmade trinkets, not professional-quality souvenirs. It's okay if your swaps are made of less-than-perfect materials or look like they were made by children, which they were.
  5. Make those swaps!Get the troop together and put the swaps together. Most swaps consist of a cute trinket and a safety pin, and you should also make sure that the event (ex. Aquarium Exploration), the month and year (ex. July 2011), your troop level and number (ex. Brownie troop 579), and your location (ex. Saint Louis, Missouri) is somewhere on the swap. If this information cannot be placed directly on the swap, such as in a case where it is made of pipecleaners, make small labels and stick the pin through them as well as the swap.
  6. Finished.

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    Can you make swaps with friends if you are not a Girl Scout?
    Top Answerer
    Yes, just like a christmas cookie swap, everyone in a group of friends can make something for each of the people in your group. Together, choose what you wish to swap and exchange your version with each person as a fun group activity. Always make a couple extra and you may want to keep one to remind you how to make it again if it turns out well!
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