Saturday 8 August

9:00 Transportation to Golf Tournament,
departure from Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

9:00 Panel Discussion
“Guides – Future Leaders”,
Small Auditorium, Tampere Hall

The panel will focus on the role of girls and young women as leaders both in Guiding and Scouting and in the wider society. In its two-fold approach, the first part of the panel revolves around the question of what young people’s leadership skills and competences are developed through Guiding and Scouting and how this is achieved. The second part asks how these competences translate into a non-guiding context, to what extent they are recognised in society and how they enable guides and scouts to take on leadership roles and responsibilities later on.

Maija Santalahti and Ville Majamaa

Maija Santalahti, Finland
An active guide since the age of seven, Maija is currently a local group leader, a Young Spokesperson and a member of the International Relations Committee of the Guides and Scouts of Finland. She studies towards a double degree in social sciences and education at the University of Tampere.

Ville Majamaa, Finland
Vice chair of the External Relations work group and a member of the International Committee of the Guides and Scouts of Finland. Also an external representative for WOSM Europe in the European Youth Forum. Currently studying International Relations at King’s College, London, UK.


Joel Linnainmäki, Finland
United Nations Youth Delegate representing Finnish youth in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Background in numerous non-governmental organisations advocating for youth rights. Has been working in the Finnish Parliament for Mr. Pekka Haavisto, former Minister of Development.

Senni Raunio, Finland
Former chair person of Nuva, a leading national youth organization, Senni is an active young person who loves guiding, art and people who take action. Responsible for organizing the biggest guide/scout event of the year this spring in Helsinki and a Value-Based Leadership alumna. Studying international business.

Sambida Regmi, Nepal
Project coordinator of the scouts bilateral project between the Guides and Scouts of Finland and Nepal. Experience from working in non-governmental organisations promoting women’s rights in Nepal. Holds a Master’s degree in development studies.

Iksha Subba, Nepal
Chair of the Nepal Scouts National Youth Forum Recommendation Committee as well as a member of the Nepalese Scout Association’s National Youth Council. Also involved in planning the new bilateral project between the Guides and Scouts of Finland and Nepal as well as running the Stop the Violence campaign by WAGGGS.

10:15 Coffee Break

10:45 Guiding and Scouting in Finland,
Small Auditorium, Tampere Hall
Anna Munsterhjelm,
Chief Commissioner of the Guides and Scouts of Finland

11:10 Olave Baden-Powell Presentation by Vibeke Riemer,
Next Event India 2016,
Small Auditorium, Tampere Hall

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Workshops

14:30 Workshops (second round).
Please see locations on the previous pages.

15:20 Coordinators’ Meeting,
VIP-room, Tampere Hall

16:20 Country Meetings,
Locations will be announced later.

18:45 Gala Dinner,
Park Hall, Tampere Hall
Please be on time (18:45) for the Gala Dinner.
The Gala dinner is a wonderful part of the event where members come together and enjoy a festive meal and surprise entertainment.
Dress code: smart or traditional