More young Victorians will get the chance to develop their leadership skills and give back to their local community with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to help upgrade scout facilities in Woodend.

The whole community will benefit with Scouts Victoria to manage and maintain the hall, which will also be  available for local activities and events such as dance classes, community theatre rehearsals, birthday parties and fitness classes.

Labor will provide $200,000 towards a massive upgrade and internal works of the 2nd Woodend Scout Group’s facility.

More than a million young Victorians have participated in Scouts since 1907, with a growing membership.

These organisations are the heartbeat of our communities, giving young people the opportunity to get outdoors, have fun and develop resilience and teamwork skills.

Only Labor will build and upgrade community halls around the state to make sure local Scout Groups have the facilities they need for generations to come.

Quote attributable to Labor Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“Scouts give kids the chance to make friends, learn new skills and become leaders.”

“These upgrades won’t just benefit the 2nd Woodend Scout Group, but the entire community, who will be able to use these facilities for a wide range of activities and events.”