Activity overview

Take a chance to experience the Permanent Mini Jamboree and unforgettable New Years Eve in the breathtaking surroundings of snowy Swiss Alps!

Between the 29th of December and the 5th of January, Rovers from all around the world will gather at the World Scout Centre for one single reason: to experience the International Friendship that only Scouting can offer. During the event, you will have the chance to experience the Permanent Mini Jamboree and do a wide range of KISC best winter activities. Celebrate the last days of Rover Centenary by counting down to midnight under the stars together with fellow Rovers.  

Who can participate?

All Rovers, Rangers and Leaders, 18 to 26 years old, who are members of a National Scout Organisation recognised by WOSM or WAGGGS. You can participate individually or together with a friend. However, we limit the number of participants per country if too many people from one country apply. We do this is to ensure the cultural diversity of the event. 

Schedule 

The programme of International Rover Week consists of diverse activities to guarantee that you will not spend any second at the Centre bored! What awaits for Rovers? 

29.12.2018 Opening Ceremony
30.12.2018 Low Rope Course, Team building challenge, World Scout Workshop, Igloo building
31.12.2018 New Year Workshop, Better World Framework Workshop, Curling & Ice Skating, New Years Celebrations
01.01.2019 Free day. Visit other towns, relax in the village, or maybe go skiing in one of the resorts in Kandersteg or the surroundings. 
02.01.2019 Gemmi Hike 'n' Sled
03.01.2019 Service Project
04.01.2019 Winter Survival Experience, Closing Ceremony
05.01.2019 Departures
Pricing 

Price includes: shared accommodation, meals, KISC guided activities during the whole duration of the event

Price doesn't include: travel to and from Kandersteg, activities on your rest day

Important information 
  • Ability to communicate in English is needed from all participants.
  • If you need a visa to enter Switzerland, we advise you to apply as soon as possible.
Equipment 

Essential

  • Ski trousers and jacket, thermal underwear, warm clothes
  • UV/sun protection cream and lip protection (minimum factor 15+)
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles with good UV protection
  • Warm hat and gloves - preferably waterproof
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle - minimum 1 litre
  • Reusable lunch box 
  • Waterproof hiking boots (for winter activities such as Gemmi Hike 'n' Sled)

Optional

  • Your skis or snowboard set (if not renting through KISC is possible)
Sign Up for the event

Are you ready to meet Rovers from all over the world, and make memories and friends which will last a lifetime? Then sign up here, until November 15th!

Activity

Season 
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Availability 
29.12.2018 to 05.01.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
At the Centre
Duration 7 days
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 400.00
Price youth 
CHF 400.00
Price child 
CHF 400.00
Programme theme 
More adventure
Category 
Events
Suitability 
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
from 18 years