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Old and New Chalet refurbishing and renovations

Dating back to the construction of the first Lötschberg Tunnel, the Old Chalet is the Centre’s historic centre point. The New Chalet was built by volunteers in the 90's. They both need some love.
18% Donated
Goal : CHF 630,000
CHF 116,000
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Old Chalet renovations
CHF 150’000,–

Dating back to 1900 and the construction of the first Lötschberg Tunnel, the Old Chalet is the Centre’s historic centre point. The purchase of this building in 1923 marked the birth date of KISC and is why we can soon celebrate 100 years of KISC. Please help keep this in shape by supporting the long-awaited renovation of its outside facade.

New entrance to Old Chalet
CHF 40’000,–

The entrance to the Old Chalet is not part of the original facade. The current one needs replacement – not only in style but also because of its poor condition.

LED lighting in Old Chalet
CHF 50’000,–

KISC is certified as a Scout Cen- tre of Excellence for Nature and Environment and very keen to be sustainable in every aspect. Please support us install environmentally friendly light-ing for all facilities by replacing old technology with new LED lights.

Windows in Old Chalet
CHF 15’000,–

There are still some rooms left with old, single glazed windows. It is time to change these to more energy-saving ones by replacing the remaining windows.

Window shutters on Old Chalet
CHF 25’000,–

Chalets in the mountains look good if their shutters are bright. But they also serve a vital function in protecting the building from alpine weather conditions. Help us brighten things up!

Old Chalet roof
CHF 25’000,–

The Old Chalet’s roof serves an important function and also needs maintenance.

Laundry in Link between Old and New Chalet
CHF 30’000,–

During high season, KISC does laundry for up to 400 indoor beds, needing us to maintain a professional laundry. The machines are expensive and last for about ten years. Replace washing machines and tumblers so everybody can sleep nicely in fresh linen!

Meeting rooms in both New and Old Chalet
CHF 25’000,–

Meeting rooms for groups are an essential part of our concept, but the ground floor rooms in the Old Chalet need an update. Help to bring them into shape.

Old Chalet corridors
CHF 20’000,–

Thousands of feet walk over the Old Chalets ground floor – and it shows. They need renewal.

Renovation of the main kitchen in New Chalet
CHF 200’000,–

The main kitchen dates back to 1996 and produces up to 1’000 meals per day in high season. That is not only a lot of stomachs to fill but also a lot of wear and tear on the kitchen equipment. It is about time for a general renovation.

New Chalet general refurbishing
CHF 50’000,–

In 1996 KISC built the annex to the Old Chalet. After almost 30 years, this building needs some major maintenance to make sure it will last another 30 years into the future.

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.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Any donation is tax deductible in Switzerland. For tax deductibility in other countries, please consider donating through the World Scout Foundation.

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