Scouting in Barnet, Camden, the City, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Southgate

Minibus Directory

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

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



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 –

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.

Contact: James Clarke ( or Deb Thomas (


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 –


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 –


11th Southgate Scout Group (Cockfosters)


Charges: Please enquire.

Contact: Richard King – /


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 –


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:


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 –


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[@] or 07971 314384.