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Knowle Scouts Minibus Campaign
  • Our trusty T reg minibus dates from 1999, and is now 16 years old and is life expired with the main structural bodywork suffering from severe corrosion. We have been advised that the minibus will not pass its next MOT and cannot be cost effectively repaired. We need to replace our minibus to allow us to continue to offer an adventurous and challenging programme to our young people.

  • Scouting based in the Scout Hut does not provide the challenges, adventures, and life skills which engage and excite young people.  Getting out and about provides these adventures and challenges, and the minibus is fundamental to the activities offered by all the sections:

    • Beavers (aged 6 & 7) love to take the minibus for short journeys to the woods; or further afield for tree climbing, assault courses, or camping.

    • Cubs (aged 8 to 10½) regularly use the minibus to access the challenges provided by climbing walls, first aid training at an ambulance station, and ski centres; or for regular camps as far away as Snowdonia where they experience Gorge Walking, Coasteering, and Canoeing.

    • Scouts (aged 10½ to 13) frequently use the minibus to access County and National events, including the Six Summits Challenge, County Camp, County Night Hike, and Operation Chameleon (Hide & Seek over 25sq miles);  or for  regular camps as far away as the Wye valley.

    • Our expanding Explorers (aged 14-18) regularly use the minibus for the County & National events, and their successful Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

  • We are targeting the purchase of a 3 year old high roof, long wheel base, 17 seat minibus.  Based on the market today will cost us about £20k incl VAT.


How to Contribute

The easiest way to contribute is to visit our JustGiving page (coming soon). They will automatically add Gift Aid to your contribution and pay us directly.

Alternatively, pick up a leaflet from the hut, or around Knowle, or download it here as a PDF. Send a cheque, ideally with the Gift Aid form, to:

1st Knowle Scout Group - Building Fund
C/O 15 Austrey Close, Knowle, Solihull B93 9JE

Previous Fundrasing

Our previous project was a great success with £250,000 raised to rebuild our Scout Hut in our Centenary year. Documents about this project are available below.

Plan documents - PDF Files, may require Adobe Reader
Existing Proposed Design Design Statement Design Statement Planning Permission
Existing Hut
Proposal & Site Plan
Project Description
Design Statement
Planning Permission

Our Life-Expired Minibus

Our old minibus which has served us well, enabling us to get out and about to adventures and challenges...

Old Minibus

Old Minibus

Old Minibus

Old Minibus

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