August 1st Kandersteg

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!


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.


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. 


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
01.08.2019 to 01.08.2019
Guided by KISC
At the Centre
Duration 1 day
Price adult 
CHF 13.00
Price child 
CHF 13.00
Programme theme 
International Friendship
Jamboree activities
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit