So, what are SWAPs? SWAPs are a Girl Scout tradition! SWAP(s), stands for: Something With A Pin or Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. These SWAPs actually spell-out SWAP, and the included tags inform the recipient for what the acronym SWAP actually stands. The alphabet letters are flanked with assorted color, shiny wood beads. They are rustic and flashy at the same time!