Many Groups would like to be able to hire and drive minibuses to give young people amazing adventures in the UK and abroad. However, the rules around who can or can’t drive minibuses can vary according to different circumstances, vehicle size, location or organisation.

Please remember that if you are driving a minibus on behalf of Scouting, you will need to follow The Scout Association’s guidance, as they may differ from rules you are familiar with for other organisations. Also, if you are driving a minibus overseas, you may need to check that you are eligible to do so, even if you are permitted to in the UK. The Scout Association says:

All visits [abroad] with minibuses must follow the advice of the Community Transport Association (CTA).

For more information, please click here: or contact Graham Carrington at or Tasha Watson at