Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture

Scout Narrowboats 

Wakefield District Scouts  

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By Narrowboat Team, Jul 23 2020 04:05PM

Please note the inventory for both JV and SV has now been updated to allow us to facilitate famaily bookings inline with current coronavirus guidlines. The updated inventory can be found on the important infomation pages for both JV and SV.

By Narrowboat Team, Jul 23 2020 03:18PM

Regretfully we have had to cancel all our Group bookings for September and October but this means that we are now in a position to hire Scouting Venture out to up to 2 families at a time.


Jubilee Venture is still having the final touches of her refit and we will advise when she will be available to hire.


Boat boats now have central heating for those cooler evenings and are been professionally deep cleaned between each hire, although we are having to pass the cost of £50 on to hires.


If any Master wishes to take advantage of this please check the diary on our website and submit a booking form in the usual way.


Keep safe


By Narrowboat Team, Jul 12 2020 08:19AM

Use of Wakefield District Scouts Narrowboats


The Coronavirus pandemic has seen the postponement of normal Scouting activities throughout the UK since March 2020.


Furthermore, the Canal and River Trust has up until very recently, in line with Government guidance and regulations, stopped all non-essential and leisure boating.


Therefore, Wakefield Scout’s narrowboats have not been allowed to operate since lock-down began. However, as we start to see restrictions relaxed we can now offer the opportunity for Scout leaders to hire our boats.


In the first instant, only Scouting Venture will be available to hire, this is because Jubilee Venture’s refit is still to be completed (we are 90% of the way there though, so it won’t be too long until she’s ready as well!)


We have of course had to completely review how we operate in these interesting and challenging times.

One of the key changes is that the boats will be professionally cleaned between each hire and notices will be prominently displayed on the boats


At this time, we clearly have to adhere to Government advice, so a maximum of two, family groups on the boat. Therefore, this may appeal to you as it gives a chance to enjoy a family break and hone your boating skills at the same time!


We are encouraging hires of at least 4 days, so mid-week Monday to Friday hires, or you may fancy booking for a whole week. The process will be as shown on our website, with a surcharge of £50 per boat per hire added for cleaning.


What do I need to be able to book?

You must be a Scout leader, or actively involved in Scouting, and be a qualified Master (hold a Scouting Activity permit for Narrow boating)


When can I book?

Scouting Venture is available with immediate effect. As soon as Jubilee Venture is ready we will let you know.


Bookings can be made up to 31st December 2020


How do I book?

Nothing has changed, so through our website and using the booking email contact

You can also check availability on our website.


We look forward to welcoming you back on board


By Narrowboat Team, Feb 24 2020 08:03PM

The recent storms/flooding has caused serious damage to the Figure Of Three locks at Horbury Bridge. The Canal & River Trust as now closed the canal to boaters for the forseeable future with repairs expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.


Please see our facebook page for more images.


A video of the damage can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/canalsandrivers/permalink/2814130158671228/


Further details can also be found here: https://waterwaynews.blogspot.com/2020/02/calder-and-hebble-closed-for-12-months.html

By Narrowboat Team, Sep 6 2017 06:21PM

Just a reminder that during GMT (29/10/17 to 24/3/18) there is a 25% discount on the hire prices, and also that Scouting Venture is available for hire all year round as she has central heating, so is ideal for a winter camp. Please get winter bookings in as soon as possible so that we know what weekends we have available for training.


Santa will be joining us again this year on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of December so if your Beavers or Cubs would like to Sail with Santa, please drop Kay an email at [email protected] and make a provisional booking. We may be able to make additional dates available if needed.


Prices for the 2017/18 season will be confirmed shortly but we have already had a number of narrowboat bookings for 2018 - several for both boats as groups take advantage of the additional capacity to give larger groups the experience of narrow boating. If you are thinking of running a camp on the water in 2018, do make a booking sooner rather than later, especially if you’d like both boats together.