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Minibuses, van and trailer

Our minibuses, van and trailer are all ready for miles more adventure with you!

All these vehicles are owned by 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group and join us on many of our adventures; indeed they are part of our scouting family. We also have available a trailer for towing behind our Ford minibus or other suitable vehicle.

They are also available for YOU* to use as part of your next adventure too!

Visit our booking page to check availability, make an online booking or to download prices and forms

Check out our Facebook page to follow Chief, Rosie and Polly on their travels!

Ford Minibus

Our first group minibus (known affectionately as Chief) is a 2009 Ford Transit 15 seater minibus (including driver). Finished in silver and proudly displaying the group's tartan and Scouting logos, he looks very smart and is ready for your trip away.

Fitted with three point seatbelts and all the latest safety features, he will accommodate your group in comfort and safety; wherever adventure takes you. There is a roof rack and rear access ladder fitted, enabling him to take some of your luggage without the need for a trailer or additional vehicle (although our van and trailer are also available; see below). Note that Chief is not an equipment vehicle and should not be used as such.

Some key features are as follows:

  • Fully comprehensive insurance cover
  • 15 seater capacity (Including driver)
  • Towbar with 13 pin electrics fitted (maximum tow weight 2,000kg, maximum train weight 5,500kg); D1+E licence required
  • Approved drivers aged 25 and over (21 and over on request)
  • Full UK breakdown cover (European on request)
  • Hire rates include fuel, saving you the hassle
  • Note that driving category D1 is required on your licence
  • A section 19 permit is required for all users (assistance available)

Van

Our van (known affectionately as Rosie) has been our friend for over 10 years now and has been a great asset to the team. She is always happy to go to camp and carry all the tents, food, gas and anything else you ask of her; and she never complaints when tired or the going gets rough, whatever the weather!

While Rosie may not be your big commercial van, she is big enough to hold equipment for small weekend camps or to supplement your own trailer or other transport. She is a perfect accompaniment to our minibus to carry all the kit bags for an indoor holiday or sleepover. The internal load area is even long enough to carry 6 foot tables (something you can't usually get in the back of the car)!

Some key features are as follows:

  • Insurance cover
  • Approved drivers aged 25 and over (21 and over on request)
  • Hire rates include fuel, saving you the hassle
  • Loadspace 2.62m3
  • Maximum payload 550kg
  • Note hire is only available to scout groups

Trailer

We are also able to offer for hire 'Polly', a box trailer suitable for transporting kit to camp; available separate or as an ideal companion to Chief; our minibus.

Please note that drivers require category D1+E in order to tow a trailer with a minibus or B+E if being towed by a suitable car/van. Drivers are also expected to have previous towing experience.

Some key features are as follows:

  • Ifor Williams Box trailer with barn rear doors
  • Internal Length: 2400mm (8' approx)
  • Internal width: 1470mm (5' approx)
  • Internal height: 1830mm (6' approx)
  • Volume: 7.12m3
  • Maximum gross weight: 2,700kg (subject to suitable towing vehicle; our minibus is restricted to 2,000kg)
  • Maximum payload: 2,020kg (subject to suitable tow vehicle)
  • Trailer security devices provided

If you're interested in hiring our minibus, van or trailer please visit our booking page or get in touch by e-mail:
hire@walsallwoodscouts.org.uk or call 0844 414 2438.

Acknowledgment and thanks

The group would like to express their thanks to the following for their generosity and for making the purchase of the Ford minibus possible:

  • Whg VIEW community Chest
  • The Cooperative membership community fund
  • Collin & Hobson Ltd
  • Carparts, Aldridge
  • Claridges, Walsall Wood
  • Taylors Autos, Walsall Wood

The purchase of the trailer was made possible thanks to funding from:

  • Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund)

* Exclusions apply