The first major refurbishment of the former Baranduda Memorial Hall, home of the 1st Baranduda Scout Group, is underway.
The $250,000 election commitment from the Coalition to upgrade the hall came good earlier this year, and work started on the building in May.
Scout group leader Brendan Greaves expects the hall to be completed in mid-August.
"It's coming along well; they've found a few things, as it's an old building," he said.
"For some things, the cost has gone up and for other things the cost has gone down, so it's balanced out.
"We're not getting heating and cooling, that didn't fall under the grant.
"Although all the electrics and the plumbing is ready to go [for when we have the money]."
The hall's front will be given a face-lift, and inside, insulation, new floors, two office spaces, a kitchen and bathrooms will be installed.
Its brick foundations remain, built in 1955 after a committee formed in World War II, which held dances to raise money for the project.
Wodonga Council took over the memorial hall in 1977 and it was sold to the scouts, long-time occupiers, for $1 in 2013.
Mr Greaves said the most important addition in the renovation was disability access.
"There will be three toilets, a disabled shower and a disabled toilet, with a ramp going out the front of the hall as well," he said.
"Now, we'll be able to hire it out.
"Even though we can come back to face-to-face scouting at the start of next term, because it's a building site, we'll be doing other activities."
Face-to-face scouting in private residences is still off, but many scouting activities have resumed with eased restrictions, and Scouts Victoria plans to have halls reopen on July 12.
Mr Greaves said older scout members had struggled more with online activities.
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"The younger ones are going really well," he said.
"We can do face-to-face scouting, we can't go into halls and there are certain things we have to have in place.
"We've currently got 79 members, that's joey scouts right through to 24-year-olds; I don't know how that will go once we come back to face-to-face scouting in the hall.
"We'll have to play it by ear and look at what we need to start buying, like hand sanitiser stations."
Nonetheless, the group is excited to return to the hall.
Restoration of the Rutherglen Scout Hall, which received $200,000 through the Victorian government's pick my project grants round, is more advanced and will be finished soon.