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!


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 and take part in the Breakfast Show. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to join the drop-in activities that will be running around the Scout Centre and the village. All of these activities will run until the early afternoon when the Campsite Carnival will open. Think of the carnival as the great celebration of scouting around the world, so we would love groups to present their countries (maybe a game, dance or even some food to share!). To wrap up the afternoon, sit back and enjoy our famous William Tell Play! Lastly, what better than a BBQ after a long day of games and activities?

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 (times and activities might change)


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
Activities start* At KISC
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
BBQ finishes
In front of the Chalet
In front of the Chalet
Parade to the village
From KISC to village
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.


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 (Lunch and BBQ need to be booked apart) 
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to take part.


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guided by KISC
At the Centre
Duration 1 day
Price adult 
CHF 14.00
Price child 
CHF 14.00
Programme theme 
International Friendship
Jamboree activities
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit