Frilly Hats, Long Gloves and Cub Scouts24.01.2011
There are some things which are hard to imagine together and when you happen to see them you ask yourself "How's that possible? ...Really?". This is the feeling we had here at KISC in the last few days when on one hand we welcommed 150 Cub Scouts with their families and on the other hand we saw the local milkman, postman, post office ladies and pretty much all other villagers dressed up in Victorian clothes with frilly hats, long gloves and buttoned boots, absorbed in an atmosphere that recalled stories of a long long time ago. How is this possible? Well, this is Kandersteg and it's magic!
While looking after our little American guests, they are part of the BSA Transatlantic Council, proving them with lots of activities, warm meals and a cheerful campfire, we were a little distracted by the happenings around us. We'll also play a small part in the Belle Epoque week, when we enter the traditional Bob Sledding evening. A few Pinkies have been trained as pilots and the others are couting down the seconds to sit on those sleds! We'll be racing down the run in pink as we didn't really think about the outfits and it's too cold to go in our Scout/Guide uniforms... it's maybe a bit boring but the atmosphere will definitly be great and hopefully no one will notice us, walking bright pink spots, as everyone will be too busy checking out the gorgeous vintage outfits of the villagers...
Wish us luck, we hope to win!
Luisa Fontanazza (IT)
PR & MARKETING ASSISTANT