A successful Summer at KISC has come to an end. Successful in the way that we could count 43'743 overnights by 6'962 guests at the Centre, both in the Chalet and the Campsite. Summer 2011 saw the first International Roverweek at KISC with 37 participating Rovers from 9 countries, a success we are trying to repeat this December with our first New Year's Roverweek from 27th December to 2nd January. Our cooperation with the Frutigländer newspaper also came to an end after 9 reports from our Campsite. A cooperation that both sides enjoyed a lot. Finally, our KISC stand at the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden proved very popular among Scouts from around the world and was a great promotion for the Centre. The woggle knitting we offered there is going to be one of the signature KISC activities at future events. This activity makes woggles from old plastic bags thus promoting environmental awareness.

After Summer comes Autumn, so on September 11th, we welcomed 8 new Short Term Staff Members from Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. By now, they have finished their training and are busy keeping the Centre running which at the moment mainly means closing down Summer. One of the biggest projects this Autumn will be the renovation of the Irish room which officially opened back in 1993. Our Maintenance Assistant Michael (DE) is already busy at work together with the new Short Term Staff so we can reopen the room as soon as possible.

At the end of Summer, the Centre received a very generous grant from the late Mr. Amiet from the UK for Winter Activities. We are planning to use the donation to subsidise Winter activities such as School Days for Bernese Schools here at KISC, the New Year's Rover Week in December 2011 / January 2012 and the 2013 Worl Scout Winter Games. Part of the money will be invested into new equipment like sleds and snow shoes, and will be used for the improvement and renovation of the Centre's infrastracture, mainly in the Sunneblick. 



In presence of Neville Tomkins, the International Commissioner of Scouting Australia, the Australian Room at KISC was officially opened this August after its renovation in Spring 2010 thanks to the generosity of Dick and Pip Smith. Neville Tomkins had been at the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden this Summer and took the detour on his way home to KISC for this grand occasion with pleasure. Several former Staff as well as Summer Staff members from Australia took part in the ceremony and watched their International Commissioner cutting the ribbon in front of the room's entrance. We hope to welcome many more guests to the Centre's smallest room in the years to come!



Autumn Staff Team


Australian Room Opening


LTS Position: Design


Christmas Package


New Year's IRW 2012


Pictures: KISC Collection



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