Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture

Scout Narrowboats 

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News & Events

By Narrowboat Team, Jun 28 2017 06:56PM

Last weekend we welcomed 4th Golcar Scout Group from Huddersfield onboard Scouting Venture for our first overnight booking. The group also hired Jubilee Vernture making them the first group to hire both narrowboats for a weekend. The group has also uploaded some photos from the trip to their website, the link can be found on the photo gallery page. If you would like to hire one or both of our narrowboats please complete the booking form under the bookings tab.

By Narrowboat Team, Jun 28 2017 06:37PM

Please be aware our Booking Conditions, Safety Talk promt sheet, 'Rules of the Boat' document and the inventory for Jubilee Venture have been updated. An inventory for our new narrowboat Scouting Venture has also been uploaded to our website. All the documents can be found under the Important Documents tab for each narrowboat.

By Narrowboat Team, May 24 2017 07:04PM

The Narrowboat Committee is excited to announce that the refit of Scouting Venture is complete, apart from a couple of snagging items. This means she is available to hire for day/evening bookings from 1st June, and for overnight trips from 16th June.

As well as various electrical and mechanical improvements, the refit has included a new cassette toilet as part of a refurbished washroom, a fabulous new kitchen and the inclusion of sleeping accommodation, while retaining the small table day format, in caravan style bunk arrangements. If you haven’t had the chance to have a look, do make time - she is quite a contrast to when we got her and to Jubilee Venture…..who will be getting some TLC as the next project!

Sincere thanks go to all who have contributed time, energy, money and spouses to the project..…..it’s been an amazing journey and we are thrilled with the outcome……we hope you will be too! We will be sharing the story of both narrowboats at the District AGM in July, so do come along and hear all about it.

Bookings can be made through the website in the usual way, and we are running familiarisation trips for Masters - these can be booked through the website too. SV has heating so trips are not limited to the warmer months.

By Narrowboat Team, May 22 2017 06:52PM

Earlier this month we were at the South Pennine Boat Club Regatta with our new narrowboat Scouting Venture. Lots of people stopped by to take a look at our new narrowboat which even included a vist from the mayor and mayoress from Mirfield. If you would like to come and see our newly refubished narrowboat please get in touch and one of our team will happily show you around.

By Narrowboat Team, Apr 4 2017 06:50PM

Our winter training sessions are now coming to an end and with the refit of our new narrowboat Scouting Venture also reaching it's final stages we have decided to run additional training sessions and familiarisation days on weekends throughout May and June on the following dates:

Saturday 13 May & Sunday 14 May

Saturday 20 May & Sunday 21 May

Saturday 27 May & Sunday 28 May

Saturday 17 June & Sunday 18 June

These sessions will mainly take place onboard Scouting Venture as Jubilee Venture is already booked out most weekends over the summer. More information about our training and how to book can be found on our training page. Please also see below for important information regarding changes to the nights away permits.