The 100 years of KISC are here, and many celebrations will make this year even more unique than usual.
Over the turn of the year, we held two events at the Centre in which we had almost 200 Scouts from 53 different countries. On the one hand, during Welcome to the Centenary, the 170 participants enjoyed sledging, hiking up mountains and exploring the Swiss culture. On the other hand, the International Rover Week participants had a week full of learning and self-reflection while challenging themselves to create a better world through Youth Advocacy. Still, they all celebrated the New Year with a ceremony that brought everyone a feeling of belonging with an emotional video of our History, an incredible laser show, and lots of music.
In February, KISC JOTI let us connect with 118 countries worldwide and reach places we had never got before. From Bangladesh to Ivory Coast, the thousands of participants of KISC's first global online event got a sense of the Centre's magical feeling through the screens, in the comfort of their own homes.
However, the Centenary celebrations are just some of the exciting events at Kandersteg International Scout Centre this year, and February had another thrilling affair. To follow the tradition, the recurring Ski Weeks were a fact right here in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
The Ski Weeks are one of our yearly events, and this one comes with the Winter Season and the cold weather. Many Scouts and non-Scouts from different countries join us at Kandersteg to have fun skiing. No less than 250 people came to the Centre this year, between the 13th and the 26th of February, to live this unforgettable adventure and experience the Permanent Mini Jamboree.
Now, as the sun rises and the snow melts, it is time to say goodbye to the Winter season and welcome Spring and the flourishing landscapes that comes with it.