More notice needed for town hall

To the editor:

I attended Rep. Denver Riggleman’s town hall meeting last week in Danville. I’m glad that our congressman came to our city and listened to the people. He did good holding an open town hall, something we haven’t had in a long time from our representatives in Washington.

Unfortunately, we didn’t find out about it until the last minute. I know more people would have come out if we knew more than a few days in advance. Next time, I hope he gives everybody more heads up.

Rep. Riggleman, come back soon!



Boy Scouts prepares you for life

To the editor:

I am writing this letter because I want to promote the Boy Scouts program.

This program has had a strong impact on young boys, including myself. Scouting has taught me many things. Most people think that Boy Scouts is just about camping, but that is simply not the case. This program is about teaching boys how to be responsible leaders. The outdoors is just our classroom. Being a Scout has taught me not just how to be good at camping, but also how to be a better person.

I have seen scouting have positive effects on some of my friends. Heck, I have met some of my closest friends through scouting. Our slogan is “do a good turn daily,” which means to try to do something nice for someone else every day. That can be holding the door for someone who has their hands full or helping your parents clean the house.

We also have a motto: “Be prepared”. To us, this is more than a cool song from the movie, "The Lion King." It means planning ahead for whatever it is we want to do, whether that be a troop meeting, a family gathering, saving money for something we want to buy and so on.

Some say that Boy Scouts is just a fancy name for a camping program. It is not. Boy Scouts is a leadership training and character development program, and I would invite any young man who wants to learn more about becoming a responsible leader to sign up.



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