Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture
Wakefield District Scouts
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Coronavirus Update - Since March 2020 all scouting activities were postponed and in line with both the government and Canal & River Trust guidelines our boats have been unable to operate. However, as restrictions are now starting to be relaxed, we are now able to offer our boats for hire to scout leaders. Please see our news page for further infomation and recent updates.
***** Notice to All Hirers – The recent storms/flooding have caused serious damage to the Figure of Three Locks at Horbury Bridge - images & video on our news page/facebook page. The Canal & River Trust has now closed the canal to boats in this area and travel upstream is only available as far as Horbury Bridge. Therefore all trips, other than evening trips, on our narrowboats can currently only head downstream towards Castleford and Leeds. Groups can also head beyond Castleford towards Ferrybridge, Selby, Goole, Doncaster and Sheffield. ****
Wakefield District Scouts owns and runs two narrowboats - Jubilee Venture and Scouting Venture.
Both are available for hire for mornings/afternoons, evenings, days, weekends and longer by Scout and Guide groups, individuals/other organisations (at the discretion of the Narrowboat Committee), with Wakefield District Scout Group bookings having preferential rates.
TSA Adventurous Activity (Narrow boating) Permit Training is provided free of charge for Wakefield District Leaders / helpers, and for a small fee for out-of-District trainees. A Master can usually be provided for evening / day and some weekend bookings if training is not possible. External qualification training is also available at a cost.
Please use the menu above to find out more about us and if you have any questions remaining please don't hesitate to get in touch using the Contact Us tab.
Jubilee Venture is a 47ft (14 metre) Cruiser-stern narrowboat available for both day/evening and overnight hire. For day/evening use it can carry up to 15 people (including 3 leaders/crew members) and for overnight use it can sleep up to 10 people; the configuration lends itself to 8 young people and 2 adults. Please click on the Jubilee Venture tab above for more information.
Scouting Venture is a 52ft (16 metre) Cruiser-stern narrowboat available for both day/evening and overnight hire. For day/evening use it can carry up to 15 people (including 3 leaders/crew members) and for overnight use it can sleep up to 12 people; the configuration lends itself to 8 young people and 4 adults. Please click on the Scouting Venture tab above for more information.
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