Join us in celebrating 100 years of the Permanent Mini Jamboree.

Support our vision of a better world of sustainability and peace.

Help us create a year full of memories, inspiration and fun.

Events of the year

August 1st fireworks

Welcome to the Centenary

28 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023

International Rover Week

28 Dec 2022 – 4 Jan 2023


19 – 26 Feb 2023

Wood Badge Training

22 – 26 May 2023

International campfire

Members Weekend

26 – 28 May 2023

Staff training

Kander 100

27 July 2023 –  8 Aug 2023

August 1st parade

See you in 100 years

31 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024

100 years of inspiring young people to create a better world

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.

Support the Centenary

Help us to leave the world a little better than how we found it

We are looking for support from those who are inspired to take charge of funding an entire project or who are willing to provide partial funding. To date, KISC has secured 10% of the total investment. We ask you to support us further with the 2023 KISC Centenary Project.

How to support

The Story of KISC

1906 – 1922

After the 1st World Scout Jamboree the Scouts lookout for a place where they could live Jamboree feeling 365 days per year and find it in Kandersteg.

Words from our supporters




    “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’ ”.

    Ahmad Alhendawi
    General Secretary, WOSM



    “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.”

    Andy Chapman
    Chairperson, World Scout Committee

    “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!”

    HRH The Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
    Chief Scout of Scouting in Luxembourg and Chair of the World Scout Foundation


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.