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Guiding and Scouting is possible also in English! If you want to be a scout in Siltamäki-area, please contact our secretary, ms. Reetta Grönlund, reetta.gronlund (a) maahiset.net.

Scouting is a good way to make new friends! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Scouting is a good way to make new friends! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Scouting and Guiding in Siltamäki

Maahiset ry organizes Scouting and Guiding in Siltamäki-area. We have a group also in Malmi. Both boys and girls are very welcome to take part in our events. You may start scouting at the age of 7, but you can join even if you are an adult!

Everything is possible in Guiding and Scouting

Scuouting includes lots of fun activities, such as paddling! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Scouting includes lots of fun activities, such as paddling! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Guiding and Scouting is a wonderful means of learning new things about nature, yourself, other people and your own living environment. You get to pick up new things by doing them yourself instead of reading about them. Scouting is all about doing things together: hiking, skiing, canoeing, sailing, practising first aid, making crafts and honing your woodcraft skills in the great outdoors. Scouting is a hobby where each individual can truly
make a difference!

                                                               Scouting is for everyone

Everyone can take part in scouting and guiding – also adults are needed! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Everyone can take part in scouting and guiding – also adults are needed! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Everyone is welcome to join Guiding and Scouting! Anyone who is 7-years-old or up is free to join and there is no age limit. The essence of 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. In addition to smaller events, Guides and Scouts hold large-scale events and camps. They provide an amazing opportunity to meet your peers from all over Finland and the world. There are 40 million Guides and Scouts in 200 countries worldwide. The Guides and Scouts of Finland is the largest youth organisation in the country with a whopping 71,000 members. Maahiset ry has over 200 members.

Scouting is about doing things together

You can join at any time of year, just contact Maahiset ry's secretary mrs. Hanna Hietikko! Photo: Mikko Jalo

You can join at any time of year, just contact Maahiset ry’s secretary mrs. Hanna Hietikko! Photo: Mikko Jalo

Guides and Scouts operate in local groups (“lippukunta” in Finnish), which are situated around the country. Maahiset ry is one of the 130 local groups in Helsinki-area. The local groups are communities of children, youths and adults that work together to plan and implement various kinds of Guiding and Scouting activities. The different age groups within the local groups meet once a week at a palve called ”kolo”. Maahiset has two meetingplaces in Siltamäki: Jousimiehentie 4 F and Pallomäentie 3. The children’s groups are led by adults, but in the youth groups, the leaders are only a few years older than the group members. Every group leader is trained for their tasks. Guiding and Scouting is also an excellent hobby for adults.