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Kandersteg 2024

Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) 2024

In 2024 we will be taking over 200 Scouts and Explorer Scouts to Kandersteg International Scout Centre in the beautiful Swiss Alps. You could be one of the Team Leaders.

KISC opened in 1923, built on Robert Baden-Powell’s dream to have a permanent mini-jamboree site attracting Scouts from around the world.

The provisional dates for this trip are Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th July 2024.

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in mountain-based 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 so will 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.

We are currently recruiting for the Contingent Management Team and have vacancies for nine roles. If you would like to be involved in the trip we’d love to hear from you. Applications are now open and interviews will be held on Sunday 7th November.

Applications from Young People and for Assistant Leaders roles will be invited in Spring 2022.

The Team

The Contingent Management Team will organise and administrate the trip. We are looking for a diverse team and welcome applications from candidates of all ages and backgrounds, and representing all parts of the county, to bring different skills and experiences to the trip.

We are recruiting for the following positions:

1. Operations Leader

2. Finance Leader

3. Communications Leader

4. People Leader

5. Youth Engagement Leader

6. Sub Camp Leaders – initially 2 x Scout & 2 x Explorer leaders, although this will expand should numbers increase above the anticipated 200

Roadshows

Roadshows and webinars will be run next year to get information out to leaders, young people and parents.

For more information, please contact the Contingent Leader, Tom Palmer, on kandersteg2024@scoutshw.org.uk

Click here to read the application pack.

Click here to download a fillable application form.

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