Scout asks: What about a skate park?

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To the Editor:

My name is David Stout, and I am 15 years old, and a member of local Boy Scout Troop 93 in Pittsboro. I am currently a Life Scout and working on my Communications badge, which is required for my next rank. This badge has many requirements, but one of them is to write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper, expressing my opinion on a subject that interests me. One of the issues I am interested in is having a skate park in the Pittsboro area. I have been skateboarding for the past couple of years and other than skateboarding on roads, the closest skateboard parks are in Chapel Hill or Apex.

I understand that skateboarding has been of interest in the Pittsboro area for a long time, and was told that for many years there was a sign near Pittsboro Elementary school, announcing that a new skate park was coming soon. In fact, my brother, who is six years older than I, told me when he was in 5th grade, and playing baseball with the East Chatham little league in 2010, his coach was trying to get a skate park started in Pittsboro.

Skateboarding is a great activity to keep kids busy and physically active and I have a lot of friends that would love to have a skateboard park in our area. This skate park could be used for all types of skating, such as skateboarding, roller blading, scooters, and so on. This would allow the kids without skateboards to still have fun, and try out new things. I think this would be an amazing idea for friends and families to either skate or help their kids learn to skate.

I will continue to research this to determine if and when a skate park will be built in our area, and thank you for this opportunity to express my interest.

David Stout
Pittsboro

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