Grant helps group renovate hall with a history.CHALPAT SONTI December 5, 2012 4:23am
Nagambie Scouts Jade McNamara, Lachie Black, Jacob Doyle, Stefan Gattuso, Jamal Grant and Sarah McLeod in front of the old and the new parts of the Scout Hall.
Its had a long and colourful history, but few can deny the Nagambie Scout Hall deserves its latest makeover.
The renovations, made possible with a $47
And the Scouts have also ensured wider benefit, using the grant money to employ local people on the renovations. In a way, it continues the shed’s long service to the community.
It was originally used by Nagambie fire brigade, and was on High St opposite the bakery (not far from the brigade’s present residence) before being shifted to the Goulburn St site in the 1950s.
The Scouts added the kitchen and toilet facilities at the rear of the hall, and it has also undergone several renovations.
It had been intended simply to paint the outside this time around, but it was found to be cheaper to get the building re-clad.
The building will be fit for purpose for the present crop of 16 Scouts, eight of whom will be going to the Jamboree in Maryborough next month. The group has been around since 1924, save a few periods of ‘‘drought’’, and is on the lookout for new members.
Nagambie is particularly keen to get a Joeys (six to eight-year-olds) section running to ensure no droughts in future.
Anyone interested should contact group leader Steve Hall on 0418
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