Welcome to Guiding and Scouting!
Helsingin Kalevan Pojat ja Tytöt operates in the Southern Helsinki region and welcomes anyone who is 7 years of age or older. All you need is willingness to get involved in the B-P spirit of ”Always prepared”. Please contact us through Facebook or write to Viivi Ali-Löytty via email: viivi (at) hkpt.fi. And do follow us on Instagram #hkptpartio
Our meeting place is located on Korkeavuorenkatu 10 C, next door to St. John’s Church and the park.
Five age groups
Cub Scouts are 7–10-year-old, and they are organized in groups of 8–12 Guides/Scouts. The group is led by an adult Guide/Scout leader. The group meets weekly for Cub Scout meetings consisting of learning and playing. In addition the group goes on short hikes and participates in camps and competitions.
Guides and Scouts between ages 10 and 12 are called Adventurers and work together in teams with 10–15 members. The team has adult leaders who master the program activities. Children can also try out leadership tasks during the team meetings. Adventurers explore a variety of skills like first aid, cooking outdoors and cooperation with others.
Trackers are 12–15 years old Guides and Scouts, organized in groups, girls and boys separately. The groups consist of 4–12 Guides/Scouts and they meet once a week. The weekly activities are led by a young leader (Explorer, see below), but an adult Guide/Scout leader directs the activities and has the responsibility. The themes of the Tracker program are camping, creativity, survival and society.
Explorers are Guides and Scouts within the age range 15 to 17, and they are organized in small teams. In addition to the weekly meetings, the teams go hiking and participate in camps and other events. An adult leader supports the group and plans activities together with the team members. Explorers practice leadership by attending leadership training and leading a Tracker group.
18–22-year-old Rovers work in project-based groups consisted of 3-5 persons. The aim of the projects is to explore the home country as well as foreign cultures. They meet once or twice a month and they plan their own program by choosing from numerous activities. Each individual makes a personal development plan according to his/her own interests.
Within the Finnish Guide/Scout program, the term adult refers to Guides and Scouts older than 22. In the organization, the role of the adults is to support the growth and development of the children and young people. Thus, even though the Guides and Scouts of Finland is a youth organization, adults play an important role in the movement. It is never too late to join or re-join the Guides and Scouts!