Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture

Scout Narrowboats 

Wakefield District Scouts  

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Permits Required


For all journeys onboard our narrowboat's, the Master must be a member of the Scout or Girl Guiding Association and hold a current Scout Association Adventurous Activities (Narrow Boat) permit or Girl Guiding equivalent. Please note an Royal Yachting Association (RYA) permit on it's own is not sufficient.


During the winter months we currently offer training sessions and assessments for the Scout Association Adventurous Activities (Narrow Boat) permit. To find out more about running a narrowboat activity with your scout group please Click Here or for more infomation on the narrowboat permit please see the: Narrow-Boating (FS120655) Guide. As of 2017 we are now also offering training and assessments for the Girlguiding narrowboat scheme. To find out more about the Girlguiding Narrowboating Scheme please Click Here. 


Our training sessions for both scout and guide narrowboat permits are usually run in October/November and again in February/March when our narrowboat are not in use. Training is currently free of charge for Wakefield Dsictrict Scout Leaders and £40 for all other leaders.


If you have previously been onboard Jubilee Venture and already hold a Scout Association Adventurous narrowboat permit, you do not need to take another assessment to hire our new narrowboat Scouting Venture. But if you are planning on hiring out our new boat we advise that you come for familiarisation session so our team can show you around.


If you would like to gain/renew a narrowboat permit or attend on of our familiarisation sessions please send a request to our training team using the: Training Request Form.

Nights Away Permit


For groups with young people staying overnight on-board our narrowboats, a leader must also hold the Scout Association Nights Away (NA) Permit or Girl Guiding Equivalent.


To find out more about the Scout nights away permit please Click Here or for more infomation on the Scout nights away permit please see the: Nights Away Permit Scheme (FS120800) guide.

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