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SOOPA in English


SOOPA is the scout troop of the University of Oulu. We’re interested in many kinds of outdoor, scouting and sports activities.

We’ve had many foreign people to join our trips, for example exchange students from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Japan… and they’ve all survived! So if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask more. We try to keep some short basic information about the next events here on the web site (often we fail to do so in English).

There is also a mailing list of SOOPA (most messages include english summary) and a Facebook group for more general discussion. For any questions, try asking in the Facebook group or drop a line to any person mentioned in an event description. You can also try asking in the mailing list!

Joining SOOPA

In order to take part in our happenings, you should pay a membership fee to our bank account. The fee is 7€/year for those who are or have been students in Oulu, and 8€ for everyone else.

IBAN:      FI72 574136 20057718
Reference number: 11510

You can also ask a friend to pay in your stead (sometimes international transfers can be costly), but in that case do not use the reference number, use a message instead and put ”Membership fee for First_name Last_name” in the message, so we know from whom the payment is actually coming from.

After doing that please fill the membership form below or send same information by email to ”rahastonhoitaja” or ”jäsenrekisterinhoitaja”, see contact information. Please note that we don’t offer any insurance!


Next events

(please check out the SOOPAs facebook page and the discussion group for events not listed here)

Kaamosvaellus 2020 (28.12.-5.1.)

(in english below) Hei kaikki vaeltamisesta kiinnostuneet! Soopan kaamosvaelluksen aika on taas käsillä ja tänä vuonna kohteenamme on Käsivarren erämaa-alue. Lähdemme matkaan Oulusta illalla 28.12.2019, jonka jälkeen otamme suunnan kohti Lappia ja sen autiotupien täplittämää erämaa-aluetta. Paluu Ouluun on sunnuntaina 5.1.2020. Mikäli olet ensikertalainen tai sinulla on vasta vähän vaelluskokemusta, ei se haittaa. Vaellus toteutetaan […]

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Autumn hike 2019

Suomeksi täällä: Welcome to Oulu University Scout Troop SOOPA Autumn Hike 2019! This year we will be heading to Lemmenjoki Nationalpark – Sevettijärvi – Neiden, Norway. The hike begins on August 17th in the morning and returns to Oulu August 24th. Lemmenjoki Nationalpark is an easy and diverse environment that is well suited for beginners. […]

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Easter hike to Abisko National park 13.4 – 20.4.2019

Suomeksi teksti löytyy täältä. Come and join SOOPA’s (University of Oulu Scout Troop) Easter Hike to Abisko national park in Northern Sweden! Abisko is located by wonderful Abiskojokk river that flows to beautiful Torniolake’s southern beach. Mountains topped by snow and birch forested hills decorate the area.  Bus trip to the hike starts from Oulu on Saturday […]

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English Stories

Kaamos 2010 – an international group’s report
Kaamos 2007 – Active I
Kaamos 2006 – Lederhosen (partly in English)
Easter 2005 – Cielo a pecorelle…
Kaamos 2005 – The International Holiday Group
Midsummer paddling 1997 (English summary in the end)
Team Balance’s Easter hike1998
Kayak group’s autumn hike

A German Story

Trip zum Halti


Some pictures, taken in the beginning of 2006
A few pictures of our activities in 2004