By Jessica Anstice
Pakenham Scout Group’s hall is about to undergo extensive upgrades which will result in significant benefits for the entire community.
Member for La Trobe Jason Wood last year announced the Pakenham Scout Group would receive $137,000 to replace its facility’s toilets, fix the sunken floors and the dangerous concrete surfaces and to remove asbestos.
Work has just commenced, with parents and scout leaders recently removing the hall’s old floor boards.
“The Federal Government is bringing forward the projects to help local tradies get back to work,” Mr Wood said.
“As a former Queen Scout myself, I encourage parents to enrol their children in their local scouts – they learn valuable skills, it builds leadership, creates teamwork skills and is a great tick box on their resume for later in life.
“I’d like to thank the hard work and dedication from the scout leaders, their role is very valuable in helping to shape these young minds.”
Mr Wood added that when the hall is completely upgraded it would play an important role right across the Pakenham region.
“This upgrade will make a real difference to local residents in Pakenham who use the facility every week.”