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bbq project summer 2009: the result
Every year during the Summer season a part of the cost of the International Evening and BBQ are donated to support a Scouting project around the world. Last season Kisc supported the project "Scouting in Favelas" in cooperation with the Brazilian Scouts. The project was successful and we are now happy to infrom you about the result.
Thanks to each person who took part to our International Evening and BBQ, we raise 5000.- CHF, a small help of just 2.- CHF per person which mean something very big for many Brazilian kids. The money is now used to develop existing scout groups and to create new ones in the Favela of Natal, along the northern coast of Brazil. This is a great way to create better and new opportunities for young people to experience Scouting and grow through it.
Next year instead the BBQ project will support "Operation One World". This operation aim to collect funds tohelp and facilitate the participation of Scouts and Guides from developing nations to the World Scout Jamboree 2011 in Sweden.
Season change over: stories from a place where pink is fashionable all year around!
Another season has just finished with its full load of work, adventures, emotions, smiles and new friends.
Autumn season ended a few days ago with a day out for the Pinkies, who went to Schilthorn and had some adventurous skiing and sightseeing in the famous location of a James Bond - 007 movie. We said “bye” to our 12 Autumn STS and looked back on some important achievements for the Centre - such as the conclusion of the Old Chalet Ground Floor renovation, the USA Room renovation and the acquisition of the chalet Sunneblick, and we are now ready (snow included) and excited for Winter!
The new season started on Dec, 13th with the arrival of 12 new Short Term Staff from Germany, Finland, Denmark, USA, Netherlands, UK. Switzerland and Brazil.
It didn't take too long for this smiley bunch to switch on the right spirit and start to get to know each other. Involving ice breaking games with oranges and funny facts, and a typical Swiss meal (raclette) made the whole first-day-atmosphere even easier. We are now going through the training week, during which we will turn these Scouts and Guides into perfect Pinkies, ready to run the World Scout Centre for the next three months!
While the new people are running around with painted faces, going down a cave, facing fire alarm drills and learning about cleaning routines and maintenance some others are making sure that in the mean time everything else still goes smoothly and things are in order and in place for our first big Winter appointments: Christmas, New Year and Ski Week One!
It is not too long to go now until these big events... will our Pinkies make it in time and still smile? Here is the question, for the answer I am afraid you will need to wait for the latest latest news in the coming days!
Luisa Fontanazza (IT)
PR & Marketing Assistant