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How to celebrate St George’s Day with your Scouts from home

St George’s Day is one of the most important days in the Scouting calendar. Celebrate the patron Saint of Scouting from home.

22nd April 2020
Celebrated annually on 23rd April, St George’s Day is one of the most important days in the Scouting calendar.

Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, appointed Saint George as the patron Saint of Scouting as he felt like the Saint set a good example for future generations of Scouts with important values such as perseverance, faith and courage.

Scouts across the country usually come together on this day, or the weekend closest, to celebrate the life of him and everything he represents. These events usually emphasise Scouting within the community, include a Promise renewal, and engages young people and adults as a whole. But how can you celebrate from home? Take a look at these ideas for inspiration:

Wear full Scouting Uniform

When normally celebrating St George’s Day, many Scouts across the country wear their full uniform, with some even attending school in it. Make this no different to usual and encourage your young people to dress in their full uniform to celebrate the day!

Many Scouts will also be waving their neckers out of the window throughout the day and particularly during the #ClapforCarers at 8pm on Thursday night to show their appreciation for our NHS and key workers during this time.

Scouts in uniform

Scouting from home doesn’t mean that St George’s Day celebrations have to be any different!

Attend a virtual event

Many Scout Groups, District or Counties may choose to use online tools such as conferencing call apps to hold their weekly meetings and make this a special one.

Some organisations are also opening their event to others across the country with many Scouting events celebrating St George’s Day popping up on social media, so keep an eye out on your feed if you’d like to join one of those!

Celebrate other iconic figures

One of the most important things about celebrating St George’s Day is being inclusive for all and engaging the community. And with many more variations of Scouting across the country to cater for all backgrounds, religions, and various cultures, some may prefer to celebrate other important figures.

Why not encourage your Scouts to research St George and what he stands for along with other equivalent icons in different cultures?

How are you celebrating St George from home? Let us know in the comments on our Facebook or Twitter posts!

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