The 2023 KISC Centenary Project will provide groups from different countries with the opportunity to experience Baden-Powell’s dream of a Permanent Mini Jamboree.
The celebrations will provide groups from different countries with the opportunity to do sports with others, undertake culinary or cultural activities or meet spontaneously – and of course to take part in typical Scouting and High Adventure activities together.
Our Centenary celebration will happen throughout the entire year. Activities will include an official opening of the year, a Weekend for members of the KISC Association, the Kander100 Jamboree, an ex- staff reunion and a closing of the year. In addition to international guests, we will also be inviting local suppliers and inhabitants of Kandersteg and the Kander- valley to take part in the festivities. Detailed information is available upon request.
The highlight of 2023 will be Kander100; a Jamboree during Summer, welcoming thousands of Scouts and Guides from all over the world to have the time of their life. The Jamboree will also include celebrations of the Swiss National Day on 1 August as well as a link to the 25th World Scout Jamboree, which will be held in South Korea.
We will be very happy to invite you to be part of the 2023 Celebrations at the appropriate time.
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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