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Coronavirus Update

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

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