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February 2024

Find activity ideas for occasions and events in February.

Find inspiration for occasions and events to plan into your programme in February. You can view the PDF version of our February calendar or find even more ideas on this page. 

Illustrated calendar for February 2024 in grid format
  • LGBT+ History Month (February)
  • Time to Talk Day (Thursday 1 February)
  • Children's Mental Health Week (Monday 5 February to Sunday 11 February)
  • Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6 February)
  • National Pizza Day (Friday 9 February)
  • Lunar New Year (Saturday 10 February)
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Sunday 11 February)
  • World Radio Day (Tuesday 13 February)
  • Pancake Day (Tuesday 13 February)
  • Valentine's Day (Wednesday 14 February)
  • International Book Giving Day (Wednesday 14 February)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (Saturday 17 February)
  • World Day of Social Justice (Tuesday 20 February)
  • Founder's Day (Thursday 22 February)
  • National Tell a Fairy Tale Day (Monday 26 February)
  • International Polar Bear Day (Tuesday 27 February)

LGBT+ History Month

Learn about and celebrate diversity this LGBT+ History Month, and help everyone feel valued and welcome at Scouts. 

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Time to Talk Day (1 Feb)

Talking about mental health's so important. Get involved and open up conversations this Time to Talk Day

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Children's Mental Health Week (5 - 11 Feb)

Explore emotional wellbeing and take part in Children's Mental Health Week.

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Safer Internet Day (6 Feb)

Help promote the responsible, respectful and safe use of digital technology. Why not work towards the Digital Citizen badge, too?

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National Pizza Day (9 Feb)

No one knows where this cheesy tradition came from, but doughn't let that stop you. Want a pizza the action? 

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Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) (10 Feb)

Lunar New Year is the beginning of the year for calendars based on the moon. Why not celebrate Chinese New Year?

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 Feb)

Inspire everyone to reach for the stars and promote wonderful women in STEM.

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Pancake Day (13 Feb)

Celebrate shrove Tuesday with pancakes, what else?!

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World Radio Day (13 Feb)

Celebrate the power of radio and try to reach people all around the world on World Radio Day

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Valentine's Day (14 Feb)

Spread love and care in your community on Valentine's Day.

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International Book Giving Day (14 Feb)

International Book Giving Day is all about helping young people access books.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day (17 Feb)

Make someone smile by doing some random acts of kindness.

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World Day of Social Justice (20 Feb)

Explore equality and human rights on the World Day of Social Justice.

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Founder's Day (22 Feb)

Join Scouts around the world in marking the birthday of our founder, Robert-Baden-Powell. 

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Tell a Fairy Tale Day (26 Feb)

Once upon a time, someone chose this date to celebrate the tradition of sharing short stories, exploring magical and fictional lands. 

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International Polar Bear Day (27 Feb)

On International Polar Bear Day, learn about these impressive animals and what we can do to help them.

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