Antioch, Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake
Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 2:00PM
Pleviak School Gym - 304 E. Grand Ave. Lake Villa
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Vista 14 Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Fox Lake, Ingleside Swap-O-Rama Who: All Vista 14 Registered Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Fox Lake, Ingleside
Who: All Vista 14 Registered Girl Scouts
(Please follow proper girl/adult ratio per Safetywise guidelines)
When: April 19th from 2-4:15PM
Where: Pleviak School Gym - Lake Villa (304 E Grand Ave Lake Villa IL 60046)
Cost: $1.00 for a patch
Registration: Will be taken at the March and April Vista meetings. Only complete registrations will be accepted – troop roster, permission slips and patch payment must be included. Only one troop check, payable to Vista 14, will be accepted.
Never been to a Swap-O-Rama?
See the below information sheet to learn about this wonderful girl scout tradition.
Questions: Colleen Buffin email@example.com
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. Originally, swaps were exchanged at national Girl Scout Senior Roundups and referred to as "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.
Tips for Swaps Givers
Try not to spend a lot of money. Consider making something from donated or recycled material.
Be creative, and take time to make hand-crafted swaps.
Try to make several kinds of swaps to exchange.
Each swap should have a pin attached.
What to Do With Swaps
Pin swaps that are being kept to a hat
Put swaps that are being traded in a bag or wear them on a scarf.
Swap Safety and Etiquette
Never refuse to swap with another person.
Avoid using glass and sharp objects in swaps.
Avoid using food products, unless they are individually wrapped.
Check out any of these websites or do a search for girl scouts swaps. There are hundreds of ideas online.