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 upgrade and build new Scout halls around the state. 

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

A re-elected Labor Government will provide $5.5 million towards building new halls in growing areas and upgrade and repair existing halls across Victoria. Scouts Victoria will match this funding on a project-by-project basis by working with community partners. 

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. 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos 

“Upgrading Scout halls is a win for the whole community – it will not only help young Victorians but other groups will be able to use these halls for their own activities and events.” 

“Scouts give kids the chance to make friends, learn new skills and develop leadership skills – these grants will help the organisations grow and reach more young Victorians.” 

Quote attributable to Chief Commissioner of Scouts Victoria Brendan Watson OAM 

“Scouts provides a tried-and-tested opportunity for young people to get outdoors, learn practical skills and build their resilience – I’m looking forward to welcoming our next generation of young leaders at these new and refurbished facilities.”