The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a universal framework that integrates sustainable development and global citizenship. This framework illustrates that active global citizens must be part of building a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world at all levels. Scouting’s action-oriented, self-educational approach is uniquely positioned to help young people develop into active citizens and contribute to sustainable development. Over one-third of the 169 SDG Targets highlight youth’s role, just like Scouting’s focus on non-formal education links directly with SDG 4 on Quality Education.
The UN developed 17 goals (the “SDGs”), which aligns fully with the mission of Scouting; to “help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in Programme support / 17 society”. Furthermore, World Scouting’s Vision 2023 aims to develop the Scout Movement as “the leading educational youth movement” focused on “enabling 100 million young people by 2023 to be active citizens creating positive changes in their communities and the world”. KISC’s work towards the SDGs corresponds directly to Scouting’s vision of the future and builds upon a legacy of more than 110 years of contribution to peace and development.
While KISC has been very active in meeting the SDGs, new and innovative programme supporting the realisation of the goals, still needs to be developed. We are seeking support to make this happen. Detailed programming is available upon request.
What is KISC?
Kandersteg International Scout Centre’s story began at the World Scout Jamboree in London in 1920. Here, Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, spoke of his dream of a place where Scouts from all over the world could meet, learn from each other and live in peace all year round.
Every year, KISC is host to 12’000 guests from all around the globe, totalling to around 70’000 overnights, meaning the Centre is one of the largest tourist facilities in the Bernese Oberland.
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