Acres support the Scouts and Guides of Melbourne

7th March 2024


Anna Curtis from the Scout and Guide hut committee contacted Acres to enquire if we could support the Scouts and Guides by giving their entrance gates some much needed TLC.

 Existing Gates Existing Gates

The gates at the Scout and Guide hut had seen better days and were in need of refurbishment. Luke Parker, Managing Director of Acres Engineering offered the companies services free of charge and agreed to shot blast and powder coat the gates to give them a new lease of life.

Members of the Acres team removed the gates and had them back in place in under less than a week.

Scouts Gates Scouts Gates

Representatives from the 1st Melbourne Scouts met with Jeremy Peterson, Production Manager and Luke Parker, Managing Director to review the refurbishment.

If you have any shot blast, powder coating or refurbishment requirements, please Talk to us today about your requirements: [email protected] / 01332695240 / Contact Us Form


The Scout movement, known for promoting outdoor activities and community service among young people, was first established in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell. This initiative began with an experimental camp on Brownsea Island in England, aimed at testing Baden-Powell’s ideas for training boys. This event is often regarded as the start of the Scouting movement. Following the camp’s success, Baden-Powell wrote “Scouting for Boys,” published in 1908, which became the guiding manual for the Scout movement, rapidly growing in popularity across the globe.

The Girl Guides, a similar movement for girls, was established shortly after the Scouts. It was founded in 1910 by Robert Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell. The formation of the Girl Guides was partly in response to the demand from girls who took an interest in the newly formed Scouting movement but were unable to join due to gender restrictions. The Girl Guides aimed to give girls and young women opportunities to develop leadership skills and participate in outdoor activities and community service, paralleling the aims of the Scout movement but tailored for girls.

These movements have since grown into global organisations, with millions of members worldwide, promoting the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual potentials.


Acres has made lots of other donations to organisations within Melbourne:

Santa Delivers Sign Donated by Acres to School

Acres to the rescue after vandalism at local sports facility

Around the World with Melbourne Carnival

Capturing Melbourne’s Iconic Architecture Through Silhouette

Amongst lots of other CSR activities:

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