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Disappointed by Scout Hall decision

Dear editor, As a long time resident of Airdrie, as well as a longtime member of the Second Airdrie Scout group, I would like to say that I am very disappointed with the City of Airdrie's decision to demolish our hall, with no plan as to when or
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Dear editor,

As a long-time resident of Airdrie and a member of the Second Airdrie Scout troop, I would like to say that I am very disappointed with the City of Airdrie's decision to demolish our hall, with no plan as to when or even if the building will be replaced. The City's decision to demolish the hall is very is affecting several families and volunteers.

There have been numerous volunteers over the years that have contributed to the hall. Many have spent their own time to not only maintain the building but also run a program for the kids. I personally have a lot of great memories as both a youth and as a leader in the troop.

If you ask anybody if they know where the Scout Hall is, most will tell you it's on the way to the Recycle Depot. The building has a storied history in Airdrie – it was donated and moved from its original location many years ago. The building has been the troop's home since 1986. The demolition of the building will cause a huge loss to the identity of this group.

I feel the City could have found a way to preserve this piece of history, just like it did with 1928 Nose Creek Bridge to the Elevators, which it is spending taxpayer money to restore.

Brad Johnson

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