This week KISC is welcoming 1098 Scouts and Guides from the Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom, United States, Finland, South Africa, Poland, Germany, Spain, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland and Brazil. In particular, we are happy to welcome all participants of the Camp Alpine of the Transatlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which as tradition are visiting KISC during summer. They are staying mainly on the Campsite and the Tower and are taking part in many activities without missing the chance to chit-chat, get to know new people, offer some Oreo cookies and stars'n'stripes glowing pins.
Things are going even better than usual, since at the same time we had our first, successful, week of Weekly Programme! All activities saw good participation and lots of enthusiasm from Staff and guests. Many badges and neckerchiefs were swapped at the International Evening and BBQ, lots of games and challenges were undertaken during Race the World and KanderChallenge, many songs were sung and funky chickens "spotted" at the International Campfire! Have a sneak peek on our daily big and small activities and adventures through our weekly photo galleries here.
In the last few days we have also welcomed Greenpeace as well as our Snow & Ice Helpers. Greenpeace is represented on site by Domi & Joel: two Swiss civil servants and Scouts which will run the Solar Power Experience activity for our guests. Our Snow & Ice Helpers are: Kim from the USA, Ali and Jemma from the UK and Mick from Australia (in the photo). They are now starting an intense training up at the Fründenhütte, where they will learn everything they need to know about crevasses, ice axes and alpine huts.
Talking of Alps, outdoors and activities we are happy to inform you that KISC is a holder of the Swiss Safety in Adventure label. The Safety in Adventures label recognises good safety management for adventurous activities. In December 2010 an audit was conducted by Safety and Quality Management Systems and the label awarded to KISC on the 23rd March. For many years KISC has had a detailed system in place for managing safety on activities. These systems were reviewed and new processes introduced over the last 2 years in order to meet the requirements of the Safety in Adventures label. A big thank you is owed to the Staff who worked on it – whether translating documents from German, Programme Staff reviewing documents or Andrew (former Assistant Programme Director) spending hours developing Risk Relevant Matrices and Critical Control Points documents.
Finally, we are happy to announce that KISC is going to be at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden this summer! Here you can find information about the activities that will be run by KISC at the Jamboree, make sure to pop by for a visit at our stands! We will look forward meeting you whether you are ex-Staff, a Member of our association, have been a guest in the past, or are simply interested in learning more about the centre!
Luisa Fontanazza (IT)05.07.2011
PR & Marketing Assistant