Minibus FAQs

The vehicles are Ford Transit 17-seater Trend: Eco Blu long wheel base minibuses

17. The driver plus 16 passenger seats


Due to the number of passenger seats in the vehicles the driver must have a D1 category on their driving licence.

If you passed your test before 1 January 1997 you may well have the D1 category automatically on your licence. If not, then you will need to take a test to have D1 added to your driving licence.

Please see


All children must travel in rear seats (any seats behind the driver) if a child car seat or an adult seat belt isn't fitted.

Children aged 3 or older must:

  • use a child car seat if there's one available in a minibus
  • use an adult seat belt if child car seats are not fitted or are unsuitable

Please see the full rules on GOV.UK

No. The minibuses are not fitted with tow bars.

Duchess of Cambridge visits 12th Northolt Scout Group
HRH Duchess of Cambridge visiting 12th Northolt Scout Group

29 September 2020

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge marks start of Joint Presidency by thanking Scouts volunteers.

We're so pleased to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge today becomes Joint President of the Scouts, working alongside HRH The Duke of Kent to champion the power of Scouting and oversee the council - our governing body.

The Duchess' first engagement as Joint President was a visit to 12th Northolt Scouts to thank them and all Scouts volunteers for supporting young people during lockdown. Making whirly bird helicopters with Cubs, she also encouraged Beaver Scouts as they made cards to send to a local care home.

See the stories at on The Scouts website and The Mail Online.

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