District Minibus

District Mini Bus

The District minibus is available for hire by members of the Scout and Guide Movements.

The minibus is a Long wheel base , diesel, Ford Transit , 17 seater (including driver) with a tow bar and a half length roofrack.

Current Rates (as of 18th February 2015)


Period In District  Out of District 
Evening  £5 per hour (max three hours) £5 per hour (max three hours)
Day  £40 £50
Weekend  £100 £120
Week  £200 £240
Leader minibus assessment free (including fuel) check o­n booking assessment

All charges exclude cost of fuel

Conditions of Use

(Updated July 2014)

  • All District drivers to be over 23 years of age, out of District to be over 25 years of age.
  • All drivers to have a clean licence
  • There must be a period of 2 years since passing test
  • Drivers must have passed a County Assessment test
  • The mini bus is o­nly to be used for Scout/Guide activities and o­nly driven by named person(s) o­n form
  • Please note that if a trailer is used the contents are not insured
  • The cost of any emergency repairs necessary during use, must be authorised by the District Minibus Administrator prior to the work being undertaken. You will be reimbursed by the District upon production of a receipted invoice.
  • The minibus is not to be used for any purpose other than the transportation of people. The insurance does not cover carriage of goods
  • Travel over/in rough terrain, river beds, etc. is strictly prohibited. The o­nly exception to this rule will be access to recognised camp sites.
  • The vehicle is supplied with a full tank of diesel and it is required that it is returned with the same
  • The vehicle will be kept clean and tidy inside and out at all times
  • The insurance policy has a £150 excess and this will be passed o­n to the user in the event of an accident claim
  • A £50.00 deposit (cheque only, made payable to Letchworth and Baldock District Scout Council),must be handed to the Minibus Administrator o­n collection of the vehicle. This will be held until the Hirer and the Minibus Administrator check and agree the condition of the vehicle to be satisfactory o­n return from hire.

Failure to comply with any of the above could result in user bearing all costs of any claims made

For more information or to make a booking contact minibus@lbdscouts.org.uk