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! The whole 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 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.

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 13.00

Price Child: CHF 13.00

Price includes: drop-in activities at KISC and in the village

Price doesn't include: meals

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 
  • If you would like to represent your country/ scout group during the Carnival, please let us know in advance in the comment section of the online booking form in comment's section. 
  • On August 1st we have different meals. We offer a special breakfast outside the chalet in the morning. 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. 
Jamboree Activity Schedule 28.07.2019 - 03.08.2019

During the week of our August 1st Celebrations, our weekly schedule for Jamboree Activities changes slightly. Please see the schedule for the period between 28.07.2019 - 03.08.2019 below: 

Day
Time
Activity
Location
Sunday
28.07.2019
09:00
09:30
14:30
19:00
Flag Break & Welcome
Sunday Meet Up
International Sports Afternoon
International evening
Sports Field
Sports Field
Sports Field
Outside Chalet
Tuesday
30.07.2019
19:00
19:30 / 20:00
Kander Challenge
Light Trail
Sports Field
Outside Chalet
Wednesday
31.07.2019
17:00
19:30
20:00
20:00
Wet 'n' Wild
Rover's Campfire Yarn
Swiss Culture Night
August 1st Leader's Gathering
Village Pool 
Campsite Chapel
Village School
Main Hall Kanderlodge
Thursday
01.08.2019
The whole day
August 1st Celebrations!
Everywhere
Friday
02.08.2019
20:00
International Campfire
Campfire Circle
Saturday
03.08.2019
14:30
International Sports Afternoon
Sports Field

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.08.2019 to 01.08.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
At the Centre
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 13.00
Price child 
CHF 13.00
Programme theme 
International Friendship
Category 
Events
Jamboree activities
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit