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 the opening ceremony outside the chalet at 13:30 with Alp horns. You then have the opportunity to join the drop-in activities** that will be on offer around the Scout Centre. All of these activities will run from early afternoon until 6pm, followed by a chill and grill BBQ! The day will finish up with our famous William Tell Play on the campsite, then the yearly Kandersteg fireworks which will happen in front of the historic Chalet.

Open ceremony
In front of the Chalet
Activities start**
Sports Field, in front of the Chalet, Campsite
Activities finish
Sports Field, in front of the Chalet, Campsite
19:00- 20:15
BBQ starts
- Book in advance , contact reception
- Sitting times given upon arrival
In front of the Chalet
BBQ Finishes
In front of the Chalet
William Tell play 
Main Campfire Circle
In front of the Chalet
End of celebrations
In front of the Chalet

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

13.30: Opening Ceremony

  • Get to meet the Pinkie team and hear why August 1st is as special to the Scout Centre as it is to people all over Switzerland.
  • Alp horn players

14.00 - 18.00: Activities

  • Challenge yourself to climb to the top of our Jacob’s Ladder build the highest Crate Stack or fly down the Zip Wire.
  • Learn about the environmental impact of food while preparing a smoothie on the Juicinator or cooking popcorn in our solar oven.
  • Have a go on our fun team building activities such as the slack line, tower building and an inclusive sports challenge.
  • Experience basic survival skills such as fire lighting, shelter building and water filtration.

19.00 - 20.15: BBQ dinner

  • Support Scouting around the world while you fill up with delicious barbecued food. When eating at our barbecue, you support the development of young around the World, as CHF 2.00 per guest goes towards a Scouting project.

20:30 - William Tell play

  • Watch the Pinkies re-enact the story about the Swiss folk-hero that is William Tell.

21:30 – Fireworks

  • Finish off the evening with a firework display to celebrate the Birthday of Scouting and the Swiss National Day!

PricesThe price for participation is:
– CHF 15.00 for activities during the day.
– CHF 25.00 for the BBQ and evening activities.
– CHF 35.00 for the full festivities

Special discounted prices for our guests staying with us:
Activities during the day : ​CHF 13.00
BBQ and evening celebrations: CHF 13.00


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.
Jamboree Activity Schedule 27.07.2020 - 06.08.2020

Around the week of our August 1st Celebrations, our weekly schedule for Jamboree Activities changes slightly : 

Monday 19:30 / 20:00 Light Trail Outside Chalet
Tuesday - - -
Wet 'n' Wild
Village Pool 
Thursday 19:30 / 20:00 Light Trail Outside Chalet
Friday 20:00 Campfire Campfire Circle
Saturday 13:30 / 22:00 August 1st celebration day  
Sunday 14:30 Inclusive sports afternoon Sports field



Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guided by KISC
At the Centre
Duration 13:30 - 22:00
Price adult 
CHF 13.00
Price child 
CHF 13.00
Programme theme 
International Friendship
COVID Secure
Jamboree activities
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit