Welcome to Guiding and Scouting – intro webinar 5.5.2021

Curious about Finnish nature and adventures? Looking for a new hobby as an adult? Ready to start volunteering? If you answered yes to all three questions, then you’ve come to the right place! Join this introductory webinar and learn more.

The Guides and Scouts of Finland are inviting you to join this wonderful hobby as a volunteer adult! It is a great way of learning about the local nature and camping, but also about leadership and social skills! Join this free webinar and find out if Guiding and Scouting would be your thing!


  • On Wednesday 5th of May 2021
  • from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (UTC+03)


  • Free of charge 2,5 h online course which invites you to familiarise yourself with the Guides and Scouts of Finland.
  • Welcome to Scouting is an introductory online course to the traditions, scout method, age groups and scout terminology.
  • The course will be in English and is open for any adult interested in scouting and guiding in Finland. You don’t need to commit to starting this hobby, just join as you are. All you need is curiosity.
  • No need to sign up in advance. Event will be hosted through Teams (launch the event by clicking here)

Best place for volunteering in Finland

Adventures also for adults badge by Guides and Scouts of FinlandThe Guides and Scouts of Finland is the biggest youth organisation in Finland, which also wants to be the best place for adults to do volunteering. Most people start guiding and scouting when they are young, but it’s important to remember that the help and support for adults is also highly valued. One can join scouts as a volunteer by offering help to their local scouts group or by joining projects by the national scout organisation or its member organisations.

Join Guiding and Scouting as an adult

You don’t need to have experience from guiding and scouting from before. You will get help and training. Guiding and scouting as an adult is volunteering which makes the hobby of many children and youth possible. For adults, guiding and scouting offers balance from work and mini escapes from everyday life. Are you interested in leading groups, organising trips, helping with some administration work, or just helping every once in a while? Everyone is needed!

Please note that when you decide to start volunteering and join the Guides and Scouts of Finland, or any of its local organisations, you will also pay your annual membership fee which is approximately 60 euros. In addition overnight outings and camps cost between 10 and 100 euros. Joining this webinar on 5th of May is free of charge and you don’t need to commit to anything. Just tune in, sit back and relax and see if you get inspired!

Welcome to the Scouts brochure

Everyone is welcome

The essence of guiding and scouting is engaging in a diverse assortment of activities together with others, and interacting with a wide variety of people. 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.

Guiding and Scouting event in Finland. Four adults discussing outdoors.
Adults can learn new useful skills too. Photographer: Juha Nurmi

Please note, that you can start volunteering, even if you don’t yet speak the local language yet. Guiding and scouting is a great way of learning the language and integrating to your new local culture while having fun! Most of the guiding and scouting activities are currently organised in Finnish and Swedish, but many local groups also cater for those who speak English or other languages. Please don’t hesitate to ask you local group how you could take part!

Joining The Guides and Scouts of Finland is a great way to develop your own skills, teach others and become a part of a community. This hobby and volunteering is more about doing things in practice that in theory. You get to pick up new things by doing them yourself instead of reading about them in books. Guiding and Scouting is all about doing things together: hiking, skiing, canoeing, sailing, practising first aid, making crafts and honing your woodcraft and leadership skills in the great outdoors.

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If you’re uncertain which local group is best for you or your child, contact The Guides and Scouts of Finland by phone: 09 8865 1100 or by email: petra.valkonen(a)partio.fi