New Den (hall)
St Johns Wood Scouts moved to the current site in 1955 and erected a kit shed with no floor. The building has reached the end of its useful life and needs replacement for the Scouts to continue to deliver their program to local youth. Planning, consultation and fundraising have taken two decades and the new hall (den) is within reach, subject to final approvals and grant funding.
Progress this year
Scouts have fundraised for decades and need the support of other groups to make this new hall a reality. Identified grant funding follows for the $400,000 budget:
BCC Stronger Communities: $100,000; closing 9 Sep
GCBF: $35,000 closing 31 Aug
Commonwealth Stronger Communities $20,000; closing 10 Oct
Commonwealth additional grant - not yet identified source: $80,000
Queensland Government: $100,000 as election promise or Get Playing grant
RACQ foundation: $50,000 - 200,000 closing 14 Sep
Scouts co-contribution. $100,000 fundraised and committed to project. That's a lot of BBQs!
Tenders closed on 11/07/2019 and support the project budget of $400,000. Negotiations are underway.