August 1st Parade

Activity overview

Every year on the 1st of August, people across Switzerland celebrate the country's National Day with parades, bonfires and fireworks. Also on the same day, in the year 1907, several boys came together with Robert Baden-Powell to begin the world's first Scout camp on Brownsea Island in England.

Here at KISC, we celebrate both of these events on August 1st! Our guests and staff from around the world come together for a really special day, full of international fun, friendship and adventure! This day will give all of our guests the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of international friendship unique to KISC, and to feel the realisation of B.P.'s dream of a permanent mini jamboree. Meet the world in the Alps at August 1st!

Schedule 

The day begins with everyone joining together for breakfast in front of the Chalet; whether you are cooking for yourselves or being catered for by KISC, you will all eat together. You then have the opportunity to join the drop-in activities that will be on offer around the Scout Centre and the village. All of these activities will run until the early afternoon when the carnival will open. For the carnival, we would love groups to bring a game, an activity, or even some food from their country to share with all the other Scouts. We also have a talent competition, and our famous William Tell Play! As it became a tradition, the day will finish up with a great Scout parade through the streets of Kandersteg after a short ceremony in front of the historic Chalet.

 

The below schedule is from previous years as a guideline for the day

Time
Activity
Location
09:00

Breakfast and packed lunch
(not included in the price - needs to be booked
as meal, contact reception in advance)

In front of the Chalet
10:10 Aerobics In front of the Chalet
10:30
Activities start* At KISC
13:20
Carnival prep Campsite
13:00 Carnival Stalls setup time Sports Fields
14:00 Carnival opens Sports Field
16:15 Carnival and KISC activities finish Sports Field and KISC
16:15 William Tell play Main Campfire Circle
17:00 BBQ starts
- The BBQ needs to be booked as it is not
included in the activities
- Sitting times given upon arrival
In front of the chalet
19:00
BBQ finishes
In front of the Chalet
19:30
Ceremony
In front of the Chalet
20:00
Parade to the village
From KISC to village
21:00-22:00
Village ceremony and end of celebrations
Kandersteg village (next
to the train station)

*Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to take part.

 

Pricing 

The price for participation (only available to our guests) is:

Activities during the day : ​CHF 14.00
BBQ and evening celebrations: CHF 14.00

 

Guest cancellation:

  • Less than 7 days before activity: fee of 50% of the price per person
  • Less than 48 hours in advance: non-refundable
Important information 
  • On August 1st we have different meals.  If you have booked packed lunch, you will make it in morning at the same place as where you are having breakfast. We do not offer normal lunch on this day. In the evening we will have our biggest BBQ of the summer. 
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to take part.

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
At the Centre
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 14.00
Price child 
CHF 14.00
Programme theme 
International Friendship
Category 
Events
Jamboree activities
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit