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First Ever World Scout Winter Games held at KISC!

1st Jan 2008

This weekend was a very exciting one in Kandersteg when the first ever World Scout Winter Games were held at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC), Switzerland. The three day event, based in the Swiss Alps, was the first of its kind, bringing together 9 teams of Scouts from 8 different countries to compete in a number of winter activities. The disciplines included were Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Slalom Racing, Synchronised Skiing and a Triathlon.

There was a good level of competitiveness among the teams, while we also saw a great display of international Scouting, with teams having fun together throughout the weekend.

The competition was based on teams accumulating points in each discipline and the overall winners of the event were the Swedish team, with Norway coming in 2nd place, followed by Liechtenstein in 3rd.

The idea behind the games was to bring together teams from many different countries to compete in a series of winter disciplines and enjoy a fun, Scouting atmosphere at the same time. The event was a huge success and Kandersteg International Scout Centre look forward to hosting the 2nd World Scout Winter Games in 2010!

The games had 9 teams competing from the following countries:

  • Liechtenstein - Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins
  • Norway - The Norwegian Guide & Scout Association
  • Portugal - Corpo Nacional des Escutas (CNE)
  • Spain - Minyons Escoltes i Guies de Catalunya
  • Sweden - The Swedish Guide & Scout Council
  • Switzerland - Pfadibewegung Schweiz
  • United Kingdom - The Scout Association
  • United States - Boy Scouts of America - 2 teams

Picture 1: © KISC
Picture 2: The winners: Team Sweden.

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