World Scout Day 2024: Theme, History, Significance, and Activities

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World Scout Day 2024

World Scout Day is celebrated every year on 22 February to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the scouting movement Lord Robert Baden-Powell. On this day, scouts and guides of the world join together to celebrate this day. Various activities are planned for school students also so they can learn about the scout and guides. 22 February 2024 is dedicated to celebrating the shared values, achievements and commitments towards the ideal of scouting. Stay tuned and continue reading to learn more about World Scout Day 2024! 

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World Scout Day 2024 Theme

Source: Britannica

The theme of International Scout Day 2024 is “Scouts for a Better World.” The current theme highlights the importance and contribution of scouts to make the world a better place.

They take active participation in community services. Help the people around them to solve the local as well as global challenges that affect their day-to-day lives. Scouts work to promote peace and their main motive is the sustainable development of the society.

This year Egyptian Scout Federation to host the 43rd World Scout Conference (2024). Here you can take a look at the update of the conference:

Source: World Scouting

Previous Year Themes

2023“Scouts for a Sustainable World”
2022“Once a Scout, Always a Scout”
2021“Always Prepared”

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History of World Scout Day

The first World Scout Conference was held in 1920 in London, UK as the World Scout Jamboree. It was during this conference when representative scouts of almost 33 National Organizations proposed 22 February as the Founder’s Day.

Later in 1926, the World Scout Bureau officially declared 22 February as World Scout Day. Thus, this day focuses on the contribution of the founder of the scouting movement Lord Robert Baden-Powell.

A few years later, in 1965, the World Scout Committee introduced the thematic process of celebration of this day. Since then every year a theme has been set that focuses on spreading awareness about community services and recognising the contribution of scouts as heroes of the society.


This day is not just a celebration to do scout and guide activities, it offers a platform to honour the founder of the scouting movement. It fosters unity and solidarity among people and encourages the world to contribute to community services.

World Scout Day emphasize the importance of Scout Law and Promise that guides the scouts to lead their personal lives and interactions in a disciplined manner.

This day acts as a motivational force to encourage scouts across the world to work for the community.

Activities for World Scout Day

Here is the list of activities that can be done in the World Scout Day:

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Community Services
  • Swimming
  • Abseiling
Source: Being Kvian

Schools can also conduct scout and guide activities for the students and take them out camping and teach them how to make tents and go camping. Academic institutions can take advantage of this day to teach students about the founder of the Scouting Movement.

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Why do we celebrate World Scout Day?

World Scout Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Boys Scout Movement, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Different countries across the world celebrate this day by organising various activities such as fundraising, community services, etc.

Where is the World Scout Conference in 2024?

The World Scout Conference for the year 2024 will be held in Cairo, Egypt. It will be the 43rd World Scout Conference (2024) and the Egypt Scout Federation will do the honours to host the conference. 

How do you celebrate Scout Day?

Scout Day can be celebrated by taking active participation in events that contribute to the betterment of the community, you can also go for a campaign and hike, and post your thoughts on social media handles concerning the theme of the day. 

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