14th Richmond “Viking” Scout Boating Centre

The 14th Richmond Viking Boating Centre invites you to experience fixed seat traditional rowing on the finest stretch of the Thames in London. We’ve been here since 1921, so we know our oars, and are ready to show you a fun time rowing on the Thames.

We’re usually available weekday evenings from April to October, so take a look at our rowing calendar to see when we’re free; once you have a date or two in mind fill out the on-line booking form and we’ll get back to you and enter your request into the log book. And then all you will need to do is arrive in Richmond and be ready for a little light exercise!

All our instructors have qualified to the Scout Association regulations for water activities, are First Aid trained and DBS checked. Please take some time to read our operating procedures, which may answer any questions that you have.

Our Boating Centre is a large and quiet modern facility, and can be booked for training, social or other events. Please contact us for information, the Centre overview is on our “important documents page

NEW: The 14th Richmond Scout Boating Centre is now fully open for bookings, Jubilant will be back on the water from the 30th April Posts

Please note: Risk Assessments, methods and process can be found on our “important documents page

The 14th Richmond Viking Scout Boating Centre has been for many years a British Rowing “Explore Rowing” Accredited Centre. Here’s our certificate, and here you will find what it means. All our documents can be found on the Important Documents page.

Recent Posts

  • Boating Season restarts in May

    Boating Season restarts in May

    Please look at our website for more details. We cater for all sections, depending on river/weather conditions. Bookings can be made on the 14th Richmond website, however leaders will have to register for a booking account with the centre with me , if you have not got a login from previous years at BoatingCentre@richmondscouts.org.uk Trevor Centre…

  • Robin Corti – Gone Home

    Robin Corti – Gone Home

    It is with a heavy heart, that my first post this year is to share the sad news that Robin Corti passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 5th March . Robin had been bravely battling with his illness for the last year, but  continued to be involved in Scout and other charity activities…

  • Great River Race 2023

    Great River Race 2023

    The 14th Richmond Scout Boating Centre had four boats in this year’s GRR, Jubilant, Gordon Hall, Fan Maker and Naiad. All boats completed the race successfully and all crews (seemed 🙂 to enjoy themselves, the weather was perfect with overcast sun, not too hot, and river conditions pretty good. Jubilant with a new invigorated Crew…