Last week I had the opportunity to meet with almost all of the 25 leaders of the 12 Springvale Girl Scout Troops in the Humboldt area. They have girls ranging from kindergarten age through the 11th grade, totaling 105 girls this year. The girls in the troops live in Humboldt, Dakota City, Gilmore City, Livermore and Bode. Some of the troops meet twice a month and the rest of the troops meet once a month. Most of the troops meet in our local churches, which they told me, “They truly appreciate.” “We start meeting in September and end our Girl Scout year with a Bridging/Court of Awards ceremony in May,” said Kathy Eck, Service Unit Director. She oversees or coordinates all of the troop leaders and is also the Community Cookie Chairman. This Bridging/Court of Awards ceremony is where some of the girls “bridge” to a new level of Girl Scouts and all of the girls receive the awards they have earned throughout the year.