How and when can I buy an Advent Calendar of the Guides and Scouts of Finland?
Members of The Guides and Scouts of Finland all around the country have now started selling their traditional calendars. There are around 65 000 guides and scouts so there are plenty of young and delightful sales persons out there. But how can you find one? We gathered some tips and advice and share them in this article to help you support Finnish kids and youth and their beloved hobby.
How to purchase an advent calendar?
- Buy your advent calendar from our webshop, which functions also in English. You can also order multiple calendars and get them delivered directly to your friends and family anywhere in the world!
- If you are based in Finland, you can expect to meet some guides and scouts around. Traditionally kids and young people sell calendars door-to-door. Local Xmas markets and other public gatherings are also great places to keep an eye out for happy sellers wearing a scout neckerchief.
- You can also search for local sales events from our frequently updated list of sales locations.
- If you are familiar with someone who is a guide or a scout you can always ask if you could purchase one from them. Being proactive like that usually generates heaps of joy for your friend.
When are the advent calendars available?
Calendars can be purchased anytime between the 15th of October and the 5th of December.
Online orders can be made 24/7. It’s a good idea to be an early bird if you wish to receive your calendars before the 27th of November, which is the first advent Sunday this year. That is also the day when you can open the first window/hatch of the calendar.
How much does it cost?
- The Scouts’ Advent Calendar costs 10 € per piece.
- Delivery costs are added when buying from the webshop.
- Many local scout troops nowadays enable mobile and card payments in addition to cash payments.
- By buying calendars from the guides and scouts you are supporting Finnish children and youth.
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