Winter Activity Award
Make the most of our programme
For those wanting to take part in a Winter Programme full of variety and challenges, why not work towards getting the Winter Activity Award? If you are looking to introduce your Scouts to the Winter Wonderland that is Kandersteg, this is the award for you! It will provide great suggestions for Winter activities to include in your programme and how to truly experience the magic of KISC in Winter.
14+ years old:
Complete 7 requirements
13 years old and below:
Complete 5 requirements
Possible to achieve :
- Help build a snow shelter such as an igloo or a snow cave.
- Find out what the 7 leave no trace principles in winter are.
- Learn how to say "snow" in 5 different languages.
- Try snowshoeing either as a guided or unguided activity.
- Build a snowman or some other snow sculpture.
- Experience the Kandersteg Oeschiwald sledding or go sledding at Gemmi pass and learn how you make sledding safe.
- Try an ice activity - Curling or Ice Skating.
- Try a traditional Swiss Winter meal - Fondue, Raclette or Rösti.
- Spend a day learning how to cross-country or downhill ski.
- Reach the historical Gemmipass and learn about the famous Altels avalanche.
- Find animal footprint on the campsite and follow their trail.
- Perform a song or skit from your country at the International Campfire.