TWO Warrnambool Scout halls have received upgrades thanks to a state government program.
The Tooram and Lyndoch Scout halls benefited from a share of $4 million set aside by the Napthine government as part of the four-year Scout and Guides facilities grants program.
Nationals member for Western Victoria David O’Brien was at the Warrnambool Tooram Scout Hall in Otway Road on Saturday to officially re-open the building following $37,500 worth of renovations.
The funding paid for the replacement of the electrical switchboard and skylights, as well as a refurbishment of the kitchen and toilet areas.
Warrnambool Lyndoch Scout Hall received $5000 for a lighting and electrical upgrade.
Mr O’Brien said it was important to continue supporting the Scouts and Guides groups around the state.
“Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for 100 years, and Scouts play a vital role in our communities and have added to the lives of thousands of young Victorians,” he said.
“It’s great to see the Scouts teaching values that we like to foster in young people, such as the importance of mentoring and volunteering, participating in the community and getting out and about and enjoying the outdoors.”