Fresh paint for Scout House

Telus Victoria Community Board grant supports refurbishment of 94-year-old Saanich building

Telus Victoria Community Board grant supports refurbishment of 94-year-old Saanich building

Members and volunteers with the Greater Victoria Scouts will put brush to wood on Saturday as the Scout House on Marigold Road gets a facelift.

A $30,000 grant from the Telus Victoria Community Board will be used to help refurbish the 94-year-old building that 3rd Douglas Scouting has used since 1965.

The public is invited to visit the house, at 505 Marigold Rd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a guided tour through the building, plus community activities including face painting, games, Scout popcorn, pizza and more.

Telus team members will be painting interior walls and preparing the building for exterior work to begin the following week.

The cost to refurbish the building is $60,000 and the Scouts have raised $47,000 to date.

The building at Marigold Road was originally erected by the Garden City Women’s Institute in 1921 by the same architect who designed the Memorial Arena.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

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