Scout hall reopens

Scouts Cameron Rohtmets (left, 14) and William Smaill (13) with fellow scouts and scout leaders...
Scouts Cameron Rohtmets (left, 14) and William Smaill (13) with fellow scouts and scout leaders in the background. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Ocean Beach Scout Group Hall scouts and scout leaders celebrate the reopening of their hall on Thursday night after an arson last September.

The blaze damaged the kitchen and storage garage of the hall.

About $160,000 was spent repairing the building, and $40,000 replacing equipment, group chairman Alan Stout said.

The damage was covered by insurance.

The past few months had been enormously disruptive.

The group had used the nearby St Patrick's Scout Hall while the building was being repaired, Mr Stout said.

The group's return to the hall on Wednesday night was marked with games scout awards.

 

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