Set in the heart of the Swiss Alps and offering a vision of what the world could be, Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) is a magical place. It brings together young people from different nationalities and diverse cultures and backgrounds to experience high adventure and international friendship, inspire each other, and create a better world.
The increase in guest numbers ask for KISC to grow. Extensions and acquisition of buildings make it possible to offer up to 355 beds. It was not only time for growth but also a time of celebrations of 100 years of the Scout Movement.
“I am proud that our Movement has a World Scout Centre permanently delivering Baden-Powell’s dream of a Permanent Mini Jamboree. Year in, year out. I invite you to support this truly unique place to help more scouts to ‘Live the Dream’ ”.
“I would like to wholeheartedly encourage you to support this unique place. Your contribution will help provide educational experiences, great adventures and leadership opportunities for thousands of Scouts from around the world every year.”
“I have heard many enthusiastic stories about our World Scout Centre in Kandersteg. It is heart-warming to hear how so many Scouts are enjoying the international atmosphere, meeting friends for life, while enjoying the beauty of the Swiss Alps with its adventurous challenges. The programme is a wonderful proof of Scouting’s values and its vital importance in today’s world. I am truly looking forward to being part of the celebrations in 2023!”
Throughout the year, we will gather in Kandersteg to celebrate 100 years of inspiring young people to create a better world.
Our vision is that the centenary will be the beginning of the next 100 years with Baden-Powell’s dream of a Permanent Mini Jamboree.
Kandersteg International Scout Centre has been run by volunteers since 1923. Join the team that creates lifelong memories.