Minibus, Van & Kit

As a District we have a minibus, a van and a range of kit available to Groups and Units to use to support their activities and camps.

The minibus is a Renualt Master 16 seater (plus driver) with a roof rack and was bought new in 2006.

The van is a Ford Transit with a roof rack/bars and was bought in 2012.

The range of kit we have available can be viewed in the District Equipment Catalogue – Version 5 (25th November 2014).

To view the availability of district resources please check the calender below.

To confirm availability and make bookings, please contact [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name and contact details of the person dealing with the request
  • Group and section
  • Date you would like to collect kit
  • Date you would like to return kit
  • What kit you would like to borrow

We are pleased to take bookings up to one year in advance. The more notice we have about a booking, the more likely we are to be able to support requests. We recommend requests are made a minimum of two weeks before the loan date. Please note payment is required on collection of equipment.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to hire the minibus and van ?


Cardiff East & South District groups and sections. Groups, sections, districts and areas outside of Cardiff East & South District.
Evening (4 Hours) £20 £25
Half Day (6 Hours) £30 £40
Day (24 Hours) £60 £70
Fri – Sun Weekend £130 £140
Week £320 £350



E&S District Outside E&S
Day (24 Hours) £25 £30

Additional loan charged at multiples of 24 hours.

Who can hire the minibus?

Scouts can hire the minibus and van.  Priority will be given to E&S Groups and other organisations but people from outside E&S are also welcome.

What can the minibus be used for?

Any Scout event or purpose.  The insurance does not cover non-Scout use.

Who can drive the minibus and van?

Anyone over 25 with a Full driving licence. You must have vehicle type A or D1 (depending on the age of your licence).

Is there a driving test?

No, but your driver or drivers should take a test drive with an appointed person from E&S to satisfy us of their competence.

Are there any other requirements?

You must bring the minibus/van back on-time, clean, tidy and full of fuel. Failure to do so could result in a ban from future use.