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.


Just Posted

Province rejects criticism from Saanich councillor over McKenzie Interchange

Transportation ministry says project will ‘significantly lower’ greenhouse gas emissions

UPDATE: Father on trial for murder describes being ‘tackled’ and ‘stabbed’ in Oak Bay apartment

Oak Bay father takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

Police rule out foul play in death of man found in Saanich

The B.C. Coroners Service will now conduct an investigation

West Shore RCMP snag suspected thief with bait bike

GPS-equipped bike leads police to arrest suspect in Langford

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Most Read