Scout hall to open new door

The newly refurbished 1st Eaglehawk Scouts hall will open its doors this evening.

The hall has completed a $30,000 upgrade with money provided by the state government.

Scout group leader Richard Epskamp said though the job had been small, it was important in maintaining the integrity of the building.

"Maintenance of scout halls is a big cost," he said.

"We don't always have a lot of money to maintain the building.

"We have done this work all on the back of government funding."

He said the group had completed many small jobs.

"We painted floors, installed a new heater, refurbished the toilets, removed the asbestos and did external cladding," he said.

"We tidied up things that were run down.

"This just allowed us to get everything up to speed without the burden being placed on volunteers to raise the funds for the jobs.

"Everything you have to raise takes you away form your core purpose, in this case the kids and the programs."