Worthing Scouts Present:
The Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Worthing Scouts cordially invite you and yours, to join in our family fun day for the whole community to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
We have so much planned that we’ve had to create this website to fit it all in.. It’s sure to be an epic day/evening of fun for all!
The event will be officially opened at 4.30pm by Worthing’s own Town Crier - Bob Smytherman.
The day will feature everything from an 8 metre climbing wall (for those brave enough to tackle it!), delicious food and drinks served from converted horse boxes, over 50 stalls run by local independent businesses and young people fundraising for their Jamboree adventures in South Korea in 2023. There will be live music from Search Four Solitude, DJ JonnyX will be playing hits from the last 70 years, and even a Special Guest popping down.
Make sure to check out the tabs “What’s on the Green” and “Jamboree stalls” to see everything that’s currently confirmed.
Huge thanks to the support we’ve had from some local businesses. You can find out all about them in the “Supporters” tab.
The Platinum Jubilee Beacon will be lit at 9.06pm in time with others being lit across the UK and Commonwealth. We invite you to join us in singing The National Anthem as the Beacon is lit.
The event will be officially closed at 10pm with The Scouts leading us in singing a campfire classic, and renewing their Promise.
Never before, has a Monarch of the United Kingdom reigned for 70 years! This is truly an historic event, and we'd love for you to come together and celebrate this momentous and auspicious occasion.
Worthing Scouts History
From records held, it would appear that Scouting started in Worthing on the 5th January 1912.
Mr G V Paine, with the support of the Worthing Clergy, started a Group with a Headquarters at St Edwards Hostel in Clifton Road, but in June 1913 they moved to St Paul’s Rooms in Richmond Rd.
They became the 1st Worthing Boy Scout Group.
In the last 110 years, Scouting in Worthing has grown considerably. There are now around 1500 young people attending Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and the newly launched Squirrels in Worthing every week.
We’re incredibly proud to have so many Scout sections in Worthing. Did you know we have dedicated Air Scouts and Sea Scouts too?
Worthing Scouts have a brilliant army of volunteers, dedicated to equipping young people with Skills For Life, encouraging and supporting all the doers, have-a-goers and triers.
If you’d like to find out more about any of the sections available to young people, or are interested in volunteering with us, click the Get In Touch button to be taken to the main Worthing Scouts website.