Embarking Jubilant and Fan Maker from pontoon
Jubilant and Fanmaker at Richmond


The 14th Richmond Scout Group was founded in 1921 and is now (from 2004) a District and County Scout training centre for traditional rowing under the policies and rules of The Scouts..

The Aims of the Boating Centre are to:-

  • Generate an interest in Traditional boats, Pulling and Power boating, particularly for young people, both within The Scouts, and also for other youth groups.
  • Offer training to encourage development of Boating Skills through British Rowing and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications schemes. We also provide Scout Boating badge training for small groups on request
  • Improve standards of pulling and power boating generally and provide a pathway to higher levels of qualification.
  • Provide ongoing training necessary for the development of the volunteer instructors, trainers and coaches to lead or supervise boating activities.

The centre no longer has young people sections for Beavers, Cubs or Scouts , but provides instructors and equipment for training and recreational outing on a range of traditional craft for all registered youth groups.


For any enquiries please contact the Centre Manager Trevor Hall – BoatingCentre@richmondscouts.org.uk or for group boating bookings, please register and use our booking page. The 14th Richmond Scout Boating Centre has qualified Scout pulling assessors who are willing to provide Scout Adventurous Permit Scheme assessment primarily round Greater London, but also further subject to availability.

We are open to volunteers, who are welcome to become associate or full members of The Scouts, but sadly we cannot take on individuals for training or instruction.