Scouts and community groups across the state can look forward to new and improved Scout halls as they begin to safely return to face to face activities.

Member for Bayswater announced today that 1st Bayswater Scout Group will receive $100,000 from the Andrews Government to completely overhaul its hall at Guy Tuner Reserve, in Bayswater.

This is one of 8 Scout Hall projects announced today as part of the Andrews Government’s $5.5 million four-year investment into Scouts infrastructure. 

This announcement builds upon the 11 Scout hall capital projects already announced as part of the Andrews Government’s 2018 election commitment to build and refurbish Scout halls across the state. 

Local Scout groups will match funding for each project working with Scouts Victoria and community partners, bringing the total investment to $11 million. 

Scouts have a long and rich history in communities across Victoria - giving young people the opportunity to be part of a worldwide network to learn important life and leadership skills. 

Scouts Victoria was established in 1908 and has a membership of over 20,000 young people and 5,000 adult volunteers across Victoria. 

Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor 

“This has been a long time coming – and I’m so proud of the work that the 1st Bayswater Scouts have done to help make this a reality.” 

“Scout Halls are the beating heart of local communities and I have no doubt that the Scouts and locals will get so much out of this new upgrade 

“Whether it be for a Scouts meet up or dance class, the Scout Hall will be home to people across our community.” 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Ros Spence 

“We are proud to partner with Scouts Victoria to deliver upgrades that will give our Scouts and local community groups the modern facilities they deserve.“ 

“This investment will help grow our Scouts network – empowering thousands of Scouts volunteers who give so much to their local communities.“