Monday, May 28, 2012

Rock The Mall SWAPS

So as I started thinking about Rock The Mall I focused a lot on what our troop would do for our SWAPS ... I wanted the girls to have a ton of them but at the same time we were running short on time so it had to be something that wasn't too time consuming to make ...

I thought about doing license plates ... getting custom guitar picks (get it rock the mall) ... searched the web for ideas and just wasn't coming up with something that was AWESOME ...

I started thinking about doing something with a penny because I saw some cool site that talked about the images on the penny relating to Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Law ... we drilled holes in pennies and they were pretty cool ... but not quite cool enough ...

Somehow ... and I am not sure how - probably searching for the info on the penny and Girl Scouting - I found sites about squished pennies and thought, "Wouldn't it be great if I could get some place in the area to let us use their machine to make them without having to pay the dollar per penny?'

Well in looking up locations for elongated pennies I found out that you can actually have them made ... with your own design ... and I went to work researching who does them ...

I emailed lots of different people and spoke with several and eventually picked James from http://www.coynedesigns.com/ ... he has been great to work with ... I sent him my design and he elaborated on it and made it fantastic ...


He started pressing the pennies this weekend and we should get our first batch soon ... so so so excited ... this is more than a SWAPS to trade at Rock The Mall ... it is a keepsake forever ... such a great way to commemorate such an important day ... but the big question is ... did I get enough?