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(Oviedo, Florida)
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This troop disbanded in 2018. 


Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere

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 at National Roundup Conferences. Swaps are a great 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 should tell something about the givers or their group. Represent the givers' country, community, or local Girl Scout council.

SWAPS can trace their roots to POTLATCH the Native American custom of a ceremonial distribution of gifts.

Girls should think about the kind of swap they would like to receive from someone else. Be creative and take time to make hand crafted swaps. Try to have one swap for each event participant and staff member. Make a variety of swaps when attending camporee or large function to exchange.

S.W.A.P.S. do not have to be pins. 
They can be bracelets, necklaces, council patches, event patches, or other small items.

Storing Swaps: 
Put swaps in a photo box, on a hat, t-shirt or jacket or in a clear zippered plastic bag. 
Make a felt swap banner or fabric swap necklace.

Swap Apron:
Purchase Home Depot two pocket aprons - one pocket for swaps to give and one pocket for the swaps you receive.

Swap Safety and Etiquette:
Girls should never refuse to swap with another person. 
Avoid using food products, unless they are individually wrapped.

Low Cost & Fun Swap:
Purchase safety pins at the Dollar Tree. 
Make personalized paper swaps (about 16 per sheet). 
Laminate paper sheets at Lakeshore Learning.
Punch a little hole in the corner of the swap.
Add safety pin.

Check Pinterest for additional Swap ideas.

In Scouting,
Denice Breen

Religious Recognitions

Girl Scouting promotes and encourages girls to participate in faith-based programs. It has been part of the Girl Scout tradition since its inception in 1912. Girl Scouts recognizes the religious diversity that exists within our communities.
There are various religious recognition offered by different faith communities (PRAY Chart)

The My Promise, My Faith pin invites girls to experience a faith journey through exploration of the GS Law and teachings from their faith. The 100 Years of Catholic Scouting patch is earned by completing a designated number of activities. 

The National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts serves Catholic youth and adults through quality faith based programs.

Our Catholic Faith Patches: Women in Scripture & Models of Faith patch series guidebooks.

Icon File Name Comment  
Catholic Scouting Patch Requirements.pdf Catholic Scouting Girl Scout Patch  
my promise my faith pin.pdf My Promise, My Faith pin  
PRAY Chart.pdf