Nine regions, 116 local groups and over 6 400 members! We are one of the 10 districts of The Scouts and Guides of Finland (Suomen Partiolaiset - Finlands Scouter ry) and part of the international Scout movement. Our aim is to support our local groups in their mission to organize the best possible scout program for kids and youth.

Join us!

Everyone is welcome to join Guiding and Scouting! The main target group is from 7 to 22 years of age, but anyone above that is as well free to join. In Finland we have also introduced so-called Family Scouting, which offers activities for families with younger children.

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. Where you come from is not important. All you need is a willingness to get involved.

All children, youngsters, and adults can become Guides or Scouts! That’s really something!

Read more about Scouting and Guiding in Finland here.

If you want to join us, contact your local district. You can find the district map here.

Visiting Finland? Check out the Facebook group Guides and Scouts visiting Finland.

Hile 2021 – A Winter Camp of Great Stories

Taking place from 1st till 5th April 2021 in Taivalkoski, Finland, winter scout camp Hile 2021 will host approximately 1 500 scouts and guides from 3 districts in Finland. We also welcome international scouts and guides to join our camp! Read more from the camp website.

Contact info

Our office have 3 locations: Vaasa, Ylivieska, and Oulu.

Telephone+358 (0) 04 716 9300
Mailing adressPohjanmaan Partiolaiset ry
Hallituskatu 35 A 5
90100 Oulu

Adress: Hallituskatu 35 A 5, 90100 Oulu (3rd floor)

Executive director
Marko Miesmaa

marko.miesmaa (at)
+358 (0) 44 037 5779

Local group coordinator
Sanna Kangasniemi

sanna.kangasniemi (at)
+358 (0) 44 716 9303

Riitta Kivijärvi is on family leave.

Project coordinator
Tiia Tuhkasaari

tiia.tuhkasaari (at)
+358 (0) 44 716 9304

Koulukatu 5 as. 4
84100 Ylivieska

Organization coordinator
Heidi Männistö

+358 (0) 44 716 9301

Rauhankatu 8
65100 Vaasa

Organization coordinator
Noora Småtrask

+358 (0) 44 716 9302