And we're back! Welcome ladies and gentleman to another exciting and breathtaking episode of KISC Latest News! Get comfy on your chairs, take pop corn and drinks out and enjoy the reading...
Malaysian scouts at kisc
Last week we had the plesure of welcoming the Chief Minister of the State of Melaka in Maylasia to KISC. Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam was given a guided tour of the centre along with a delegation from the Maylasian mission in Geneva and the embassy in Bern. They were interested in KISC as they hope to buld a Scout Centre in Melaka.
During the last week we proudly hosted here at KISC a new Klodike derby. Klondike is a rerunning of the original Klondike derby inspired by the Alaskan gold rush of the last century. Building sleds, facing many challenges and having great fun were 415 Boy Scouts of America belonging to the Transatlantic Council. As always it was great to welcome back all our European/American Scout friends and we loved the weekend which had as a highlight a warm campfire with lots of sketches and songs and a very funny staff skit performed by the Pinkies.
All guests stayed in the Chalet, Kander-Lodge, Tower and Bunkhouse, Sunneblick and YMCA buildings, in order to handle this and provide all comforts all buildings got assigned two Staff members as 'House Parents'. Everyone had lots to do, cooking food for 400 people, giving out snacks, cleaning dishes, preparing rooms and providing all tickets and equipments for the activities, but it was also lots of good times including some memorable moments with lots of loud music and Staff dancing in the kitchen, the preparation of 36 liters banana mousse and the following day a banana mousse fight...
Another Klondike is over and we're already looking forward the next one!
If you have ever in your life wondered how cool it would be for once to dress up and live like in the 1900... and I'm sure you've all fantasized on it at least for a few minutes after watching a movie, then you must make your way to Kandersteg for the Belle Epoque!
Belle Epoque is a weeks programme, organised by Kandersteg Tourismus for the second time. For a whole week, this year from 23rd to 29th January, the whole village jumps back in the past to the early 1900. You'll see villagers in vintage outfits with long skirts, elaborate hats for the ladies, tweeds and knee high socks for gentlemen. Also during the week you'll be able to take part to various activities such us Vintage Bob-Sledding and Ice Hockey and a Grand Ball!
Hope to see you soon at KISC!
Luisa Fontanazza (IT)
PR & MARKETING ASSISTANT