Girl Scout SWAPS
Building Friendships One Gift at a Time
SWAPS, the tradition of Girl Scouts exchanging small keepsakes, started long ago when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides first gathered for fun, song, and making new friends. SWAPS were first widely exchanged at national Girl Scout Senior Roundups in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, SWAPS are still the perfect way for Girl Scouts to meet one another and promote friendship. Each one reflects a memory of a special event or Girl Scout sister.
SWAPS should tell something about the givers or their group; girls may include their address or email information so others can write to them. They should also represent the givers' country, community, or local Girl Scout council.