Opinion

Boy Scout opposes SCTF

Everyone by now has heard that the SCTF proposed to go in near the Fire Training Academy has a high possibility of endangering the young men and young women who use that facility as a school. Well, I think it's about time that we hear from one of those young men that use that facility frequently.

I'm a Boy Scout of Troop 700 and I use that facility about three or four times a year, whether for a merit badge or for an overnight campout. Quite frankly I'm shocked. Shocked that the Department of Social Health Services would even consider the Fire Training Academy as even a "maybe" site. Plus they're taking Ron Sims' word that it will work. He has promised $8.5 million that doesn't exist. That's a lot of zeros that he must be taking out of his own pocket because he has no control over it. It's called common sense, look it up. Besides a penny for Ron Sims' thoughts would be a bit too high for my blood.

In closing I'm asking the DSHS nicely, please, don't put the SCTF at the North Bend site. Thank you.

Wayne Dee Williamson

Boy Scout Troop 700

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