Kandersteg International Scout Centre is the World Scout Centre situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, founded by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The Centre began in 1923 with Lord Baden-Powell, who, after the first World Scout Jamboree, had a dream about a place where all Scouts from all over the world could meet, learn from each other and live in peace. His dream came true and now YOU have the opportunity to visit Kandersteg International Scout Centre and live YOUR Dream!
Situated at 1,200 metres above the sea level, 65 km south of Bern, Switzerland's capital city, Kandersteg is easily reached by road and rail. It provides an excellent base for exploring the Swiss Alps, for scout adventures and for meeting lots of other Scouts from all over the world.
The Centre occupies 17 hectares of wooded ground at the southern end of the village. Facilities include accommodation for 355 persons in four buildings and space for approximately 1,200 campers. Catering, provided by the Centre and other self-catering options are available to all guests. The Centre offers a very wide range of programme activities throughout the year, based on the three main themes of International Friendship, High Adventure and Eco Adventure. These are designed to allow the Scouts to experience new activities with people from other countries in the beautiful Swiss Alps.
Around 12,000 young people visit the Centre each year from over 50 different countries, ensuring a unique international atmosphere! Our Centre is an amazing place also thanks to the work of our team of international volunteers, also known as the Pinkies. They come and stay here to look after our guests, help maintain it and develop it for the future. Come to KISC with your Scout group and experience an unforgettable scout camp at the Permanent Mini Jamboree!
Planning to visit KISC? KISC is open 365 days in a year and our staff members, also known as the Pinkies, are happy to help you and answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us! All information can be found at www.kisc.ch!