A Christchurch scout group is fighting its national body to get back more of the payout for its quake damaged buildings.
The Sumner scout den was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, resulting in a payout of $650,000.
After the earthquake and the loss of the den, the Sumner scouts merged with the Mt Pleasant Sea Scouts.
Mt Pleasant Sea Scouts spokesperson Erik Ellis said the group said it was now being offered only $120,000 by the national body.
Mr Ellis said they didn't expect all of the $650,000, but would like around half of it to come back to the local club.
He said since the merge, there was a much bigger demand for the Mt Pleasant Sea Scouts den.
"It would make a massive difference for us to be able to some maintenance and upgrade our facilities,' said Mr Ellis.
"We've been expecting to get this money, and have deferred maintenance. So we want to do that maintenance, put in a proper kitchen, a bathroom and some other improvements."
Scouts New Zealand chief executive Niamh Lawless said 33 scout dens were damaged in the earthquakes and they were focused on how best to meet the needs of all scout groups in the Canterbury region.
She said of the 33 damaged dens, 12 have completed detailed engineering evaluations and those repair costs are expected to be in excess of $1 million.