If you have been at KISC in the last days or you still are you may have heard we are having some rain lately. If not, let me confirm it to you: we do.
When it rains reactions are always mixed. Some Scouts are at the top of their excitement and will take the chance to wrestle in the mud, while others find a comfy spot in their tents and look it happening from a (hopefully) drier point of view. Also our Staff, see it differently but the point of view we like the best is the one of the Campsite Pinkies which would answer to anyone saying "it's raining...!" with "no, it's liquid sunshine!" and then walk off working in the campsite in yellow raincoats and rubber boots.
This week KISC as welcomed quite some rain or "liquid sunshine" if you prefer, but also 1346 Scouts and Guides from United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil. Canada, Italy, Ireland, Australia, France and Colombia. The week has just started but everything is already rolling great with the evening activities, the first groups on Snow & Ice activities, hikes, Greenpeace Solar Power Experience workshops and much more! Have a glimpse of life at KISC with out Weekly Photo Gallery!
The KISC Campsite Weekly Report on the Frutiglander Newspaper
"A Wednesday afternoon at Kandersteg International Scout Centre, the Campsite is filled with activities and scouts from different parts of the world. The fact that some rain cloud just past and more of them seem to be on their way doesn’t concern anyone that much. A group of Spanish scouts are playing football at the football pitch, and some Danish girls are having a calm afternoon on their campsite just a few meters away from the wild match. This is the girls’ first visit to the centre and the list of their expectations on what to do and experience in Kandersteg can be made long. They have already climbed, hiked in the mountains, and paid a visit to the village swimming pool. With such a full schedule it’s not hard to understand why they decided to take it easy and relax today. The only thing they actually done so far is walking to a nearby waterfall, the water was “ cold for your feet”. They are all charmed by the alpine surrounding with beautiful waterfalls, glaciers and of course the towering mountains with the cable cars: “We don’t have them at home, Denmark is flat” says Stine, 10 years old.
But it’s not only the high mountains that are adventures for the Danish scouts. Sofie, 11 years old, is telling how she is responsible for buying milk tomorrow. To do that she must take the bus to the village all by her self. Something that she is really exited about!
An important part of the experience at the Ccout Centre is the meeting with other people and making international friends. Two boys from an American group say that they have meet more people this week than on any other summer camp they’ve been to. They are looking forward to the International Campfire at Friday, to which they have prepared a skit. The Danish group agrees in that meeting people from other countries is a big part of their stay in Kandersteg. They have made friends with a Scottish group, been playing volleyball with American boys, and tried to teach some Spanish girls how to speak Danish. On the question about what is best with Kandersteg the have different answers: Mountains, climbing, the nature and animals. But they can all agree on that they want to come back to the Swiss mountains and Kandersteg again in the future." Johan Eriksson (SE)
See soon at KISC!
Luisa Fontanazza (IT)
PR & MARKETING ASSISTANT