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Celebrating the Coronation of HM King Charles III

In May 2023, we celebrated the Coronation of The King

The Coronation of HM The King was an incredibly special moment for people across the UK and Commonwealth, and a time of great celebration and unity.

It was also an opportunity for us to reflect on 'service' and giving to others, which is important to The King and central to our Scouts values.

Scouts have a proud history supporting the coronations of our Kings and Queens. Find out more about how we supported HM The King this year.

Watch the video of our best bits from the Coronation and Big Help Out.

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A weekend of celebrations

The Coronation was on Saturday 6 May, but the party continued throughout the weekend, with an extra bank holiday on Monday 8 May for The Big Help Out.

On Saturday 6 May, The King was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London, alongside HM The Queen Consort. It took place in a service conducted by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Scout volunteers from across the UK and the Commonwealth were nominated to help during the Coronation Day in London. 

They stepped up to help people get around and make the best of their day. Around 50 young people represented Scouts at a special screening of the Coronation Service at St Margaret’s Church in Westminster.  

From The Big Help Out to supporting the King’s Coronation, find out what Scouts across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England and the Commonwealth were be up to on this momentous weekend in our blog.

The Big Help Out

We were proud to help lead The Big Help Out, the national day of volunteering on Monday 8 May.

Learn more about The Big Help Out

Three things for The King

As Scouts, we planned to do three things for the Coronation:

Celebrate this historic moment within our communities as well as in our groups, with bunting, cake and plenty more.

We also prepped programme activities and a Coronation Badge.

Live our Promise to ‘help other people’ by serving and contributing to our local, national and international communities. We volunteered and inspired others to volunteer in the places we live.

Scouts were also asked to help with the Coronation itself in London.

The Coronation was a great moment for us to be visible in our local communities. It was an opportunity for us to show how much fun we have in Scouts and encourage more young people and adults to join.

It was also a chance to show the positive impact we make locally by bringing people together and giving young people skills for life.

We’re proud Scouts is a vibrant part of UK society.


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Coronation and Big Help Out plans across the nations

Find out what Scouts across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England and the Commonwealth got up to throughout weekend.

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