The Chronicles of KISC
Living at KISC is like living in Narnia. Last week heavy snow fell, and transformed Kandersteg into a winter wonderland. When the sun came out, I went up Sunnbuel cable car and as I stepped out it felt like I had entered into the magical world of Narnia. When my friends back home saw my pictures of the snow, they asked, “Is that real?” Coming from South Africa snow is something of a mystery. Ben (US) has been giving me Snow 101 lessons.
The lion: As in Narnia we even have a lion, Roary. Harry (UK) is great friends with the lion and is often spotted hanging out with the lion. The lion has even made it to the Staff Board and is pictured with many of the Staff.
The witch: Who is the witch you may ask. There is no answer to that. But there is a King. King Johan (SE) rules the castle of KISC with his mop and bucket while his Shorties keep the castle sparkling clean.
The Wardrobe: In low season when there are no guests we have the opportunity to play hide and seek. With the many rooms, top bunk beds, laundry cave and secret locations there are many great places to hide.
KISC brings together people from all over the world. We all have another life back in the real world, but while we are at KISC we are in a world where the magic happens. The KISC campfire skit is fitting to this situation... “If I was not in Kandersteg, a policeman, gym instructor, painter, carpenter, farmer, stewardess, gardener, conductor or [put your occupation here] I would be.” When getting to know one another we ask, “So what do you do in the real world?” I asked Mel (UK) that question and she answered, “civil engineer” which made Mel awesome!
We all come to KISC as volunteers and while we are here we have the opportunity to explore, try new things, challenge ourselves, work hard, play harder, and grow as a person. Amy (KR) and Saki (HK) use the “V” for victory sign and keep our spirits high with their smiling and laughing. Thank you Jack (UK) for encouraging us to be who we are and step out our comfort zone so that we can enjoy the magic. BP will be proud that his dream has come alive here at KISC and that the Staff that come to KISC will go home better than when they arrived.
Yours in Scouting,