Original SWAP sent to Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
I have always been a fan of the idea of “Pay it Forward”. Today’s SWAP combines SWAPping & Paying it Forward. Today’s SWAP came in a round about way! The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace were the recipients of the result of the SWAP. To find the SWAP they received go to their Facebook page to view. It shares a little of history from the first handbook, plus it asks the recipient to help support The Birthplace of Girl Scouting.
Skill level: Daisy – Ambassador
Supplies: Paper, scissors, safety pins, and copy of How Girls Can Help Their Country (optional).
Step 1: Choose a quote or interesting fact from the first handbook for Girl Scouts – How Girls Can Help Their Country. Letting the girls go through the book themselves, they can find things that so how Girl Scouting has grown or how it has stayed the same!
My version of the SWAP it Forward!
Step 2:Type of quote/fact into a Word-type document making it as fancy or plain as you want. Add the following information: quote from handbook, your name, # of years in Girl Scouts, SWAP it Forward info:
“If you receive this SWAP consider making a donation to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in a multiple of 100 (for 100 years of Girl Scouting!)
100 pennies = $1.00, 100 nickels = $5.00, 100 dimes = $10.00, 100 quarters = $25.00, 100 dollars = $100.00
This is SWAP _____ of ####, but you could be the first to donate:
Send this note and your donation to:
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
10 E. Oglethorpe Ave.
Savannah, GA 31401″
Step 3: Print out page of SWAPs, cut apart and add # of SWAP.
This would be a great SWAP for any 100th Anniversary Celebration or for the Rock the Mall event in Washington DC on June 9th. Plus making 800 of these would be simple and low-cost – two big pluses in my book!
Do you have any SWAP ideas for the 100th Anniversary? Please share them in the comments!
Yours in Scouting!