We are currently only just restarting limited, small-group activities, subject to carefully approved conditions. This is following a year of almost entirely on-line meetings. Unfortunately, we do not know when any return to more normal Scouting activities will be able to take place. 


Registered charity number 290029

Leander Sea Scouts offers fun and challenging activities for over a hundred boys and girls from the age of six. Leander is one of only a hundred ‘Royal Navy Recognised’ groups in the country and has a riverside headquarters with a large fleet of canoes, kayaks, dinghies and gigs, allowing a full range of boating activities.

 You can read the Water Rat newsletter, in PDF format. Latest issue: December 2020.

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Planning for the future

Leander’s Executive Committee decided to launch a short online survey to gather the opinions of parents and other stakeholders. Responses were collected between March and April 2020. All respondents expressed their satisfaction and provided examples of their positive experiences with Leander. There are many ideas for the group to consider, ranging from ideas about future activities, greater community involvement, improving facilities and addressing the diversity mix of the Leader/Helper group. Respondents also gave their views on short and long term priorities for the group. You can see the full results here

November/December 2019

Toasting Marshmallows

Scouts at the climbing wall

Explorers and Scouts  sailing in the Solent


October 2019

Beavers at the Fire Station

Scouts clearing litter from the River


September 2019

 Great River Race Scout Crew

Great River Race Explorer Crew


July 2019

Beavers at Ham House

Scouts at Summer Camp ... canoeing

... climbing, 

... and cooking

May 2019

Whitewater rafting at Lee Valley




 Cubs bell boating

 Cubs cycle to Parliament

March 2019 

Beavers learning about space

Scouts serve dessert 




Scout pioneering



Spring camp


Sections of the Group

Beavers The Beaver Colony is for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years old. The Beaver motto is "Fun and Friends", which describes their aims. Swimming instruction forms a part of the programme, as they prepare to be able to swim 50m by the time they are 10½.
Cubs The Cub Pack is for boys and girls aged 8 to 10½. They follow a more structured programme, working towards proficiency badges, and they have the opportunity to sample river and camping activities as they get older.
Scouts The Scout Troop is for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14½. As well as the normal Scout training programme, including outdoor activities and camping, they become proficient in canoeing, rowing, sailing and all areas of seamanship.
Explorer Scouts The Explorer Scout Unit is for young people aged 14½ to 18. They are self-motivating and governing, carrying out an adventurous programme under the guidance of their adult leaders. They also pass on their knowledge and skills, assisting with other sections in the Group.

Please click on the ‘Joining’ tab (left) for information about joining Leander.




Friday 17.30 - 18.45

Cubs Wednesday 18.30 - 20.00
Scouts Tuesday 19.15 - 21.15 and
Saturday/Sunday as arranged
Explorer Scouts Thursday 19.30 - 21.30 (22.00 in Summer)

Royal Kingston Scout District

Leander Sea Scouts are part of the Royal Kingston Scout District.


Contact Information

Small Map

92 Lower Ham Road
Kingston upon Thames