Restoring Scout Hall

An aging landmark needs your help:

Like any other 100-year-old, Scout Hall is showing its age and Scout Hall’s Board of Directors has initiated an ambition capital campaign to renovate the aging landmark. Recent inspections show the need for:

  • Structural and dry rot repairs
  • Seismic upgrades
  • A new mechanical system
  • A new roof
  • A fire sprinkler system throughout the entire building.
  • ADA compliant restrooms and front entry

 The dream:

Beyond the required repairs listed above, the hope is that our fundraising efforts will enable us to make these significant design improvements to the building:

  • A new commercial kitchen is planned, with design services donated by a local benefactor.
  • The ceiling in the main room will be eliminated, allowing natural light to enter the main room through new skylights.
  • A new roof support system will allow the elimination of the current support pillars in the main room.

 Benefits of the restoration:

In addition to accommodating the growing number of youth groups requesting use of our facility, the renovations will provide greater access for those with disabilities, and will create a safe and welcoming environment that will serve our community’s youth well into the future.


Once the renovations are complete, the Red Cross has announced plans to designate Scout Hall a class 2 emergency shelter to serve evacuees in the event of fire or earthquake in Mill Valley.


Will you help with an important gift to our community?

Local families and organizations have pledged or donated architectural plans and drawings, a new roof cover, and a new commercial kitchen.


A local Family Foundation has generously offered a $240,000 matching challenge grant, which we have met with donations of more than 350 families and friends of youth who have benefited from their experiences at Scout Hall, and from the youth themselves. Will you help?


There are two ways to make a donation:

·        Download the donation forms and mail your check, payable to M.V. Scout Hall Inc., P. O. Box 2566, Mill Valley, CA 94942

  • Donate now by making your gift on-line using PayPal or a major credit card.