Junior Girl Scout event benefits Lydia’s House

Members of Long Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 3092 organized Operation SWAPS-Tastic, an event to celebrate Girl Scout traditions and benefit Lydia's House.

Members of Long Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 3092 organized Operation SWAPS-Tastic, an event to celebrate Girl Scout traditions and benefit Lydia’s House.

Long Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 3092, as part of its Take Action Project for the Bronze Award and in honor of Girl Scout Founder’s Day and Domestic Violence Awareness Month recently organized Operation SWAPS-Tastic.

The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve, according to a news release. For Operation SWAPS-Tastic, the troop invited Daisies, Brownies and Juniors from all Lindbergh elementary schools to attend the event, which celebrated Girl Scout traditions and supported Lydia’s House.

More than 100 scouts, leaders and adult volunteers attended the Oct. 26 event at Southminster Church.

Troop 3092 provided the supplies for each Scout to create 10 SWAPS, or Small Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. A SWAPS is a small Girl Scout trinket typically pinned on a hat. Creating and exchanging SWAPS is a treasured Scout tradition, the release stated.

Besides creating SWAPS, participants opened the event with an official Girl Scout flag ceremony, sang Girl Scout songs, played Girl Scout games and had a make-your-own-trail-mix bar.

The girls collected donations of toilet paper, cleaning solution and rag mops for Lydia’s House. Troop 3092 will be able to donate more than 750 rolls of toilet paper to Lydia’s House, the release stated.