Start a new hobby – join the Guides and Scouts

Guiding and Scouting is a fun, versatile, and useful hobby, which offers lots of things to do for all ages! The essence of this hobby is engaging in a diverse assortment of activities together with others and interacting with a wide variety of people. The best time to join Guiding and Scouting is now since new groups are starting in August and in September. Join us!

Guiding and Scouting is both local and global hobby. Anyone can join regardless of their ethnic or cultural background, language, religion or belief, physical capability, gender identity, gender representation, or sexual orientation. Where you come from is not important. All you need is a willingness to get involved.

Versatile hobby for kids and youth

Supporting the development and growth of children and youth is a vital part of Guiding and Scouting in Finland. Improving useful skills such as problem-solving, bushcraft, first aid, and social skills happens naturally while having fun with like-minded people. Kids learn how to respect and appreciate nature, the environment, and other people.

Kids can join their local Guides and Scouts troop, even if they do not speak the local language yet. Free time activities and hobbies are great ways of learning the language and integrating into one’s local culture while having fun! Most of the guiding and scouting activities are currently organized in Finnish and Swedish, but many local groups also cater to those who speak English or other languages. Please do not hesitate to ask your local group how they have organized their groups and activities.

Adults can also join the Guides and Scouts of Finland

Did you know that Scouting is a splendid free time activity for an adult, too? Scouting provides a great counterbalance to work and otherwise hectic day-to-day life. The Scouts organize training for various tasks, and you may acquire study points from many of the courses. Scouting as an adult is voluntary work, which enables many children and adolescents to be part of the hobby. As a volunteer, you can define how much time and effort is feasible for you. Everyone is needed!

Sign up now!

A new season of Guiding and Scouting is starting soon so now is the best time to begin your new hobby. You will find the local groups in your area as well as additional information about Guiding and Scouting here:

If you are uncertain which local group would suit you or your child best, ask for advice from the Scouts’ information center: tel. 09 8865 1100/ e-mail Please note, that the coronavirus disease situation might have an effect in group gatherings.