This directory is intended to be a useful guide to groups/units wanting to hire a minibus – please note that prices listed may have changed, restrictions altered and availability is not guaranteed.
To enquire about the availability of a minibus, please contact the group directly. To add/amend a listing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
18th Edmonton Scout Group (Bush Hill Park, Enfield)
Restrictions: Drivers with D1 on licence. Group or driver must sign to agree to cover excess should an accident occur.
Charges: Currently under review
Contact: Linda Marchant – email@example.com
10th Finchley Scout Group (West Finchley)
Restrictions: Drivers must have GSL’s permission and must be between 25 and 70 and have held their driving licence (with D1) for at least 2 years. The driver is responsible for any excess caused by an accident. A copy of the driving licence(s) and minibus permit must be provided in advance.
Charges: £50 per day, fuel used must be replaced.
Contact: Tony Francis-Burnett – firstname.lastname@example.org
12th Hampstead Scout Group
Bus is kept at Scout Park, London N11 2PB.
Restrictions: Drivers need to be aged between 21 & 70 and to have had their licence at least 2 years. All drivers need to have the D1 endorsement on their licence as bus is over 3.5 tonnes. Any drivers with points on their licence or insurance claims in the last 5 years will need to be notified to the insurers who may not grant cover. Insurance excess £150.
Charges: £60/day, £100/ weekend, £300/week. Fuel used must be replaced.
9th Muswell Hill Scout Group (Muswell Hill)
Restrictions: Driver must be over 25 and Group must hold section 19 permit. A photocopy of driving licence will be required for insurance company.
Charges: Suggested donation is £30 per day, £60 per weekend (Thursday night – Sunday) and £120 per week. Fuel used must be replaced.
Contact: Peter Neal – email@example.com
5th Edgware Scout Group (Edgware)
Restrictions: Minimum age 25
Charges: Suggested donation is £40 per day, £80 per weekend. Fuel used must be replaced.
Contact: Paul Dawson – firstname.lastname@example.org
4th East Barnet Scout Group (New Barnet)
Restrictions: Being a 17 seater over 3.5 tonnes all drivers need to have the D1 endorsement on their licence. Those qualified by extra test need to be over the age of 25.
Charges: Please enquire. Fuel used must be replaced.
Contact: Mark Hailey – email@example.com
11th Southgate Scout Group (Cockfosters)
Charges: Please enquire.
Contact: Richard King – / firstname.lastname@example.org
15th Finchley Scout Group (Tally Ho, Finchley)
Restrictions: Minimum age 25 with experience of driving a 17 seater vehicle.
Charges: Please enquire.
Contact: Frank Phillip – email@example.com
9th Muswell Hill Scout Group (Frith Grange, Mill Hill)
Restrictions: The 9th Muswell Hill minibus (a long wheel base , diesel, 17 seater (including driver)) is available for use by members of the Scout and Guide Movements as well as other Youth Organisations, Churches, Schools and Registered Charities.
Charges: A donation towards running costs.
Contact: make an enquiry via the group website: http://www.9thmuswellhill.co.uk/about/contact
17th Holborn Scout & Guide Group (Great Ormond Street Hospital, WC1N but usually based in Whetstone N20)
Restrictions: Drivers must be 25 or over. Group or driver must sign to agree to cover excess (currently £150) should an accident occur. Maximum of 6 penalty points on driver’s licence. Driver’s licence must not have any of the offence codes CD40 – CD70, DR10 – DR30, DR80. In the event that two booking requests are received at the same time priority will be given to a request which will use the bus’ adaptations for those with special needs.
Hire charges from 1st January 2012 are as follows:
- Evening or Day: £20
- Week (7 days): £120 plus £20 for every extra day
- The above rates reduced by 10% for CCI Scouts/St Pancras Guides
Contact: Andrew Rush – firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Southgate Scout Group (Southgate)
Restrictions: Drivers must hold a Scout Appointment, be 25+ and have an appropriate Driving Licence.
Charges: Suitable donation + fuel costs
Contact: Dave Arnold, GSL, southgate.scouts[@]live.co.uk or 07971 314384.