SEEN BETTER DAYS: The Woolgoolga Scout Hall is in line for a much-needed update.
SEEN BETTER DAYS: The Woolgoolga Scout Hall is in line for a much-needed update.

Scout Hall is reno ready

WOOLGOOLGA Scout Hall is set to get a much-needed fix up.

The troop has secured a team of 10 workers from the Federal Government’s Work for the Dole program to carry out the repairs but is now searching for volunteer supervisors to oversee the job.

Woolgoolga Scouts leader-in-charge Pat Johnson said the volunteers don’t need any building qualifications.

“We’re hoping to find some retired people, male or female, who would be willing to give us a week, a month or any time at all to help us out,” Ms Johnson said.

“We’ve been offered this great opportunity with Work for the Dole and our hall is really, really in need of repair.

“It’s all just minor repairs and painting and that sort of stuff so any handyman-type knowledge is really all that’s needed from the volunteers.

“There’s no physical work for the supervisors to do, it’s really just directing the workers and overseeing what they’re doing.”

Ms Johnson said any out-of-pocket expenses such as travel to the scout hall will be reimbursed.

The 26-week project is expected to commence in April.

“We’re hoping to get a handful of people that could work blocks of a couple of weeks, or rotate and work a week every month or so,” Ms Johnson said.

She said most of the work would focus on the inside of the hall.

“It was actually built in the 1950s and it’s pretty much falling apart,” she said.

“The Work for the Dole will focus on the interior and plumbing, which is terrible. We can’t even drink the water there.

“We’ve also got a $10,000 grant because at the moment we don’t have any emergency doors on the building.

“Then the Lions Club are hopefully going to clad the outside of the building.”

Ms Johnson said following the repairs the troop will look to rent the hall with money raised used to fund scouting activities.

Enquiries phone Pat Johnson on 0409345604.



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