Advent Calendar of the Guides and Scouts of Finland
Adventtikalenterien myyntituotto menee kokonaisuudessaan partiotoimintaan, ja suurimman osan siitä saavat kalentereita myyneet paikalliset lippukunnat. Voit tavata isoja ja pieniä kalenterimyyjiä kaduilla, ostoskeskuksissa ja erilaisissa tapahtumissa – jopa omalla kotiovellasi!
Partiolaiset käyttävät adventtikalenterien myynnistä saatuja tuloja esimerkiksi partiovarusteiden hankkimiseen, leirimaksuihin ja -matkoihin tai kokoontumispaikan kunnostamiseen.
Kalenterin hinta vuonna 2018 on 7 euroa, ja sen on kuvittanut Elina Warsta.
How are the proceeds used?
The proceeds of the advent calendars are used in whole for the operations of the Guides and Scouts of Finland. There are a few examples below.
Roihu 2016 was one of the main themes of the year. Roihu culminated with a huge camp arranged in Evo in July, to which 17,000 guides and scouts from Finland and abroad participated. With the calendar proceeds, the scout groups have funded their participation in the camp. www.roihu2016.fi.
Camps and trips
For most guides and scouts, camps and trips are their favourite and most memorable activities. With the help of the calendar proceeds, the scout groups are able to keep the camp fees at a reasonable level.
Equipment that are used a lot also wear. With the proceeds of the advent calendar, the scout group is able to purchase, for example, a new tent or stove.
The guides and scouts meet weekly at the den. With the calendar proceeds, the scout group is able to renovate the den to meet the needs of the guides and scouts.
As told by the guides and scouts
Below there are a few videos, in which the guides and scouts personally explain and show, how the calendar proceeds have been used.
New training boat
Kulosaari Sea Scouts acquired a new training boat in 2013. The advent calendar sales played a significant role in financing the boat.
With the proceeds from the sales of the advent calendars, the scout groups are able to organise new and interesting activities, which encourages more and more children and young people to start the hobby.
Jamboree in Japan 2015
Almost a thousand scouts from Finland attended a jamboree in Japan in 2015. Many of them funded their travel expences partly by selling advent calendars.