How could we participate in a Guide/Scout camp in Finland? Who to contact?
You can find some summer and winter camps on our events page. There are usually contact details of the contact person for the given camp. Another good place to look for camps is the Facebook group the Guides and Scouts visiting Finland. And of course you can contact our international department.
Do you have any camp sites?
Yes, we do.
The Guides and Scouts of Finland have a camp site called Partiopoukama. It is located in Porvoo, southern Finland by the seaside. They have a sauna as well as some basic kitchen facilities (e.g. fridge). Here you need to take care of catering and cleaning by yourself. This is the only camp site administrated by the Guides and Scouts of Finland.
Additionally many regional districts have their own camp sites. If you know where in Finland you want to stay, you can contact the local Guide and Scout district and ask camp sites they offer. You can find the district map here. For example the Metropolitan Area Guides and Scouts have some camp sites.
Where can I buy badges?
Scandinavian Outdoor Store sells badges and other Guide and Scout items. They have stores e.g. in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. You can also visit their web store to purchase products.
Please, keep in mind that unfortunately the headquarters of the Guides and Scouts of Finland DO NOT sell any Guide and Scout products.
How can we find Finnish pen pals?
You can post your request on a Facebook group called Scouts and Guides visiting Finland. It is an informal forum to get into contact with Finnish Guides and Scouts.
How to join Guiding and Scouting in Finland?
You can join by contacting your local Guide and Scout district. You can find the district map here.
Can I volunteer?
Yes, you can!
The Guides and Scouts welcome new volunteers to help with our activities. You can contact your local district to find out what type of volunteering opportunities you have in your area. Volunteers in the Guides and Scouts can be for example group leaders, event organisers or cooks during camps. You do not need to have special skills, motivation to work together with others and learn by doing is more important. You can find the district map here.
What comes to European Voluntary Service Program:
Please notice that Suomen Partiolaiset – Finlands Scouter ry is an accredited organisation for EVS volunteering program. You can find us in the EVS Database. At the moment we are acting as a sending organisation, so there are no free places for volunteers coming to Finland.