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Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) 2024

Dates: Friday 19th July (evening) to Sunday 28th July 2024

It was Robert Baden-Powell’s dream to have a permanent mini-jamboree site so he opened KISC (Kandersteg International Scout Centre) in 1923. Thousands of scouts and guides from all over the world have passed through since then – over 12,000 every year.

Participants on our County trip will have the opportunity to take part in adventurous activities in a glorious alpine setting both on the site itself and in the surrounding area.

They will also meet Scouts from other countries and experience different Scouting cultures from around the world.

Leaders and Young People will engage in pre-event camps, getting to know each other before the trip and, importantly, helping to choose the activity programme. Full details can be found in the KISC24 Information Pack

You can also watch one of the roadshows on our YouTube channel – click HERE – and view our presentation HERE

Trip Newsletters

KISC24 June 22 Newsletter


This trip has been hugely popular and we filled our initial allocation of 200 places on the opening date. We then applied to KISC for additional spaces and have had enough granted to enable all the young people who applied on the 1st April to get a place along with most of those who applied after the opening date. Those who definitely have a place should now have received an email notification and will be contacted regarding the deposit (if this wasn’t paid on 1st April).

We may be able to accept more young people onto the trip, and therefore are still accepting applications to the RESERVE LIST. Please follow the link below.

We have filled all the adult places available and if you made an application and have not yet been contacted then your name will be on the RESERVE LIST.

To apply:

  1. Read the information pack
  2. Ensure you are comfortable with the section about insurance
  3. Complete the reserve list application form (one per person)
  4. If a place becomes available, we will contact you to take a deposit

A deposit of £50 is required to secure a place and to cover the cost of pre-event camps (this will be returned if a place on the trip is not offered). This will only be requested once a place is confirmed as available.

For more information, please contact the Contingent Leader, Tom Palmer .

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls