St George's Day

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St George is the patron saint of The Scout Association. His day is celebrated 23rd April.

United Kingdom

The nearest Sunday to April 23 is observed as a celebration by UK Scouts.

Until recently, Scouting Districts would celebrate the day with a parade of the groups and sections to a church where a service is held where the Scouts re-affirm the Scout Promise.

However, it is becoming more difficult to encourage participation by the youth membership, so many Districts forego the parade and church service in place of a more family oriented day. The focus of the day is still the affirmation of the Promise by all members.

Windsor and Queen Scouts

Each St. George's Day is also marked by a service in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, which is open to all recipients of the Queen's Scout Award in the previous year.


The week where April 23 is located, is named the Scouting Week. On Sunday are parades and other celebration events.

Parades are organised nationally and by scout districts.

Troops arrange George Day Celebrations where scouts and guides recieve merit badges. Troops usually also join church services.