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June 2024

Find activity ideas for occasions and events in June.

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

Illustrated calendar for June 2024 in grid format
  • Pride Month (June) 
  • Child Safety Week (Monday 3 June to Sunday 9 June)
  • World Bicycle Day (Monday 3 June) 
  • World Environment Day (Wednesday 5 June)
  • National Fish and Chip day (Thursday 6 June)
  • World Food Safety Day (Friday 7 June) 
  • World Oceans Day (Saturday 6 June) 
  • Great Big Green Week (Monday 10 June to Sunday 16 June)
  • National Magic Day (Wednesday 12 June)
  • Eid al-Adha (Sunday 16 June to Wednesday 19 June) 
  • Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June)
  • Drowning Prevention Week (Monday 17 June to Saturday 22 June) 
  • World Refugee Day (Thursday 20 June) 
  • Summer solstice (Thursday 20 June) 
  • International Day of Yoga (Friday 21 June) 
  • World Rainforest Day (Saturday 22 June)  
  • Armed Forces Day (Saturday 29 June)
  • Tour de France begins (Saturday 29 June)
Pride Month (June)

June is a month to celebrate and support the LGBT+ community. As Scouts, we want to make sure everyone feels safe and included. Take a look at how you can join in a Pride event

Activities to try:

Child Safety Week (3 - 10 June)

Child Safety Week is an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

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World Bicycle Day (3 June)

Get on your bikes and ride on World Bicycle Day. Celebrate the benefits of this fun and eco-friendly mode of transport.

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World Environment Day (5 June)

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

Activities to try:

Sausage Roll Day (5 June)

Celebrate this national institution in style!

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National Fish and Chip Day (6 June)

Celebrate this iconic British dish. 

Activities to try:

World Food Safety Day (7 June)

Learn about the risks of foodborne illness and how to keep yourself healthy. 

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The Big Help Out (7 - 9 June)

Inspire the volunteers of tomorrow and support your community, in The Big Help Out 2024. You can mark the event with a new badge from Scout Store, too.

Activities to try:

World Oceans Day (8 June)

World Oceans Day celebrates collaborative conservation to protect our blue planet.

Activities to try:

Fundays: The Games (8 - 9 June)

Olympics-themed Fundays at Scout Adventures Gilwell Park. A day of activities for Squirrels, Beavers and Cubs, based on sport, international and friendship.

Find out about Fundays on our National Events page.

Magic Day (12 June)

Learn some Magic (or play some Magic: The Gathering) on this fun day.

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Hajj (approx 14 - 19 June)

Learn about Hajj, a sacred pilgrimage that Muslims make to the holy city of Mecca (Makkah). 

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The Kings Official Birthday (15 June TBC)

Let's all celebrate The Kings (official) Birthday while it's not raining!

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Drowning Prevention Week (15 - 22 June)

Raise awareness of water safety ahead of a summer outdoors.

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Eid al-Adha (16 - 19 June)

Eid al-Adha (the festival of sacrifice) is one of two Eids celebrated by Muslims. It's a special time for prayer, sharing food and giving to others. It also marks the end of Hajj.

Activities to try:

Father’s Day (16 June)

Show our loved ones how much we care on this special day.

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World Refugee Day (20 June)

Build empathy and understanding of people who've been forced to flee their home country, often to escape conflict or persecution.

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Summer solstice (20 June)

Summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It's when one of the Earth's poles is tilted closest to the sun.

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International Day of Yoga (21 June)

This day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga. You could host a yoga session in your meeting place.

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World Rainforest Day (22 June)

World Rainforest Day is about raising awareness of the importance of the rainforest and what it does for us and all wildlife that lives there.

Activities to try:

UK Unplugging Day (23 June)

Take a break from the digital world and connect with others in real life, on UK Unplugging Day

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Armed Forces Day (29 June)

A chance to show your support for the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Activities to try:

Tour de France (29 June - 12 July)

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

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