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 http://lists.oulu.fi/mailman/listinfo/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!
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!
(please check out the SOOPAs facebook page and the discussion group for events not listed here)
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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