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.

Are you ready for August 1st 2024?!

Schedule Programme
8:30 - 10:00                               Packed Breakfast and lunch: If you have booked meals with us, be ready outside the chalet at your given time to pick up your breakfast and lunch. The pinkies will be there to help you.
9:00 - 9:45                              Breakfast Show: The best way to start the day. Have a laugh with the pinkies and take part of the show while you have breakfast. 
10:00 - 10:30                              Aerobics: Breakfast is done, it’s not time to start moving! Join the aerobics and show off your best dance moves. 
10:30 - 16:00                              Campsite Programme: Ready, set, go! Wonder around the campsite and tag along all the different activities there is to do. (Did someone say...pool?) 
10:30 - 16:00                              Global Goals Exhibition and Partners Hub: Come and see the work that scouts and other organizations worldwide are doing towards the Sustainable Development Goals. We promise you will learn something new! 
14:00 - 16:00                              World Carnival: Let’s celebrate the beauty of international friendship all together. Bring some food, souvenirs, games or a dance from your country and be ready to share them with the rest of the world (preparations will start at 13.00) 
16:15 - 17:00                              William Tell Play: Do you know the story of the heroic William Tell? Well...the pinkies don’t, but they are eager to perform their version of the story to all of you! 
17:00 - 19:00                              BBQ and Scout Radio: We guess that by this time you will be hungry (the pinkies will certainly be!). If you have booked the BBQ with us, grab a seat in front of the chalet and enjoy your meal. In the meantime, why not make a small cameo at the Scout Radio? 
19:30 - 20:00                              August 1st Ceremony: The day is coming to an end, but before that, let’s gather everyone together and celebrate the magic of KISC and scouting. 
20:00 - 21:00                              Parade: represent your scout group, city, county or country and let’s parade all together from KISC to the village. 
21:00 - 22:00                              Village ceremony and celebrations: it’s time to light some campfires and say goodbye to August 1st the best way possible: with music.  



(*) Times can change during summer.


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

Activities during the day : ​CHF 14.00
Evening BBQ: CHF 15.00


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