The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It's time to celebrate!

2022 is The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

It's The Queen's 70th year on the throne. As well as an extra bank holiday and long weekend from 2 June, there are lots of ways to get involved in the celebrations and mark this historic anniversary.  

Why celebrate? 

HM The Queen is Girlguiding’s Patron. The Queen has had a long-standing personal history with guiding since joining in 1937 at 11 years old alongside her sister, Princess Margaret. The Queen experienced all the fun of guiding and became our Patron in 1952 – the same year she took the throne.  

Girlguiding has celebrated every one of The Queen’s Jubilees. So now’s the time to join in for this extra special one, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

What’s going on? 

There will be lots of ways to get involved in Jubilee celebrations in 2022 in a way that works for you.  

Get involved  

Beacons 

As The Queen is our Patron, Girlguiding has been asked to take part in a special beacon lighting ceremony. At least 70 beacons will be lit by Girlguiding members across the UK and beyond to mark each year The Queen has been on the throne. As well as lots of local celebrations taking place, Girlguiding will be lighting the second to last beacon before the final one is lit at the palace.  

This is going to be a brilliant celebration for all our members. Please check back on this page for more information about beacon lighting ceremonies and where to find one near you in 2022. 

The Queen’s Green Canopy 

Plant a tree for the Jubilee! The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative to encourage communities around the UK to support the environment and plant a tree in celebration of the Jubilee.  

We know the environment is something our young members, and volunteers, care deeply about. We’ll be planting a new avenue of trees and each one of our outdoor activity centres. Find out more about how to get involved, including a downloadable plan and how to get your hands on a free tree! 

Activities for units 

There’ll be a special activity sheet for each section to help you celebrate in your unit or at home. Plus a list of activities you can do from the programme. Check back for more information in 2022. 

Badges 

We all love a badge, and no celebration is fit without one! To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee there will be special badges released in 2022, so keep your eyes peeled.