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July 2024

Find activity ideas for occasions and events in July.

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

Illustrated calendar for September 2023 in grid format
  • Plastic Free July (July)  
  • Wimbledon Tennis Championships begin (Monday 1 July) 
  • British Grand Prix (Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July) 
  • World Chocolate Day (Sunday 7 July) 
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day (Wednesday 10 July)  
  • International Non-Binary People’s Day (Sunday 14 July)
  • World Youth Skills Day (Monday 15 July)  
  • World Emoji Day (Wednesday 17 July) 
  • South Asian Heritage Month begins (Thursday 18 August)  
  • International Chess Day (Saturday 20 July)  
  • National Ice Cream Day (Sunday 21 July) 
  • Roverway 2024 (Monday 22 July onwards)
  • National Hammock Day (Monday 22 July) 
  • Olympic Games (Paris 2024) begin (Friday 26 July)
  • International Day of Friendship (Tuesday 30 July) 

Plastic Free July

Challenge yourself to avoid single-use plastics, and find out how they affect the environment, this Plastic Free July 

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National Picnic Month (July)

Head to your local park or green space and enjoy a bite to eat in the great outdoors. You could tie in some nature activities too. 

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Tour de France (29 June to 12 July)

Get on your bike and learn about the world's biggest bike race.

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Wimbledon Tennis Championships (1 - 14 July)

Celebrate one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world, with our smashing activities supported by LTA.

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British Grand Prix (4 - 7 July)

Be inspired to learn about cars, as Formula One drivers take on the Silverstone Circuit in this annual motor race.  

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World Chocolate Day (7 July)

Enjoy an excuse to celebrate the sweet treat on World Chocolate Day.  

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day (10 July)

A lovely occasion for our younger members, based on the popular song ‘The Teddy Bears' Picnic’. 

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International Non-Binary People's Day (14 July)

Celebrate our amazing non-binary young people and volunteers, and build a society where everyone is free to be themselves.

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World Youth Skills Day (15 July)

A chance to reflect on how Scouts prepares you with #skillsforlife, including leadership and communication. 

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World Emoji Day (17 July)

Celebrate the little pictures that have become a key part of how we communicate. 

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South Asian Heritage Month (18 July to 17 Aug)

Explore the diverse heritage and cultures of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).  

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World Listening Day (18 July)

Explore our relationship with sound on World Listening Day. 

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International Chess Day (20 July)

Celebrate one of the oldest and most popular games in history. Set up a Scouts tournament or try some other strategy games. 

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National Ice Cream Day (21 July)

Enjoy the perfect summer treat, whatever the weather, with our refreshing activities. 

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Roverway 2024 (22 July to 5 Aug)

Scouts and Guides, from all over Europe, head to Norway for Roverway 2024. Find out more about Roverway 2024.

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National Hammock Day (22 July)

Lay back and relax on National Hammock Day.

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Olympic Games (26 July to 11 Aug)

Get inspired, as thousands of athletes from around the world compete in the Summer Olympics (Paris 2024).

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International Day of Friendship (30 July)

Strengthen and build new friendships on the International Day of Friendship 

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