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 build a new Scout Hall in Ballan.

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 $500,000 towards building a new hall for the Ballan Scout Group, which is rapidly outgrowing its current facilities.

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 Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos

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

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Buninyong Michaela Settle

“Building the new Ballan Scout Hall is a win for the whole community – it will not only help our young people, other community groups will be able to use these halls for other activities and events as well.”