KISC on Ice28.08.2011
Here at KISC you can really feel, that the season is slowly but steadily coming to an end: More and more scout groups are leaving us, activities welcome fewer people and on Friday we held the last International campfire for this year. Even though it was the last campfire of the year, it was joined by about 200 scouts from different corners of the world and all joined in to perform a skit from their home country.
On the pink side of life the nearing end of the summer season means the end of the department system, every Short Term Staff is now part of a general pool and gets the chance to help in areas they haven't worked in before. And while STS as well as several LTS are thinking about their soon departure from KISC, this doesn't keep the entire staff team from enjoying their Staff Nights Out. This week we went to the ice rink in Kandersteg which to the amazement of many is even open in the midst of a very hot August. For some Pinkies this was the first time ever they had been on ice skates while other more experienced ones threw themselves into dashing costumes which led to a lifeguard (in shorts and life jacket!) and a full grown gorilla joining us on the ice.
This week also saw a Staff Snow & Ice Expedition, another very good way to cool down in the August heat.
On Saturday, 27th August, the annual PFF - Pfadi Folk Fest, was held this time in Brienz, about an hour's drive away from Kandersteg. A three-day music festival by scouts for scouts next to a lake with loads of enthusiastic Swiss Rovers and leaders seemed like the perfect place to spread the news about KISC, the activities we offer and staff opportunities available. A delegation of 9 Pinkies joined the festivities and organised workshops for the over 1'700 attending scouts in the afternoon - be it a parcours on large wooden skis, a juggling workshop, a clothes line, running a cinema or our already legendary woggle-out-of-plastic-bags knitting that has proved itself very popular at the World Scout Jamboree. Several Swiss scouts showed quite some interest in applying for staff at KISC and after a fantastic evening programme with more or less unknown Swiss (scout) music artists, the PFF has definitely been a huge success!
Pol Felten (LU)
PR & MARKETING ASSISTANT