On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
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Kandersteg International Scout Centre
The Kandersteg International Scout Centre serves as the permanent "mini-jamboree" for the World Organizations of the Scout Movement (the global secretariat of Scouting). The centre is located in the scenic Bernese Oberland of Switzerland. The facility is composed of an entirely international staff and welcomes Scouts from throughout the world to it's facilities.
The program for units that come is vast and varied. Since the centre is open all year, a crew could come during the summer, hike in the Swiss Alps, go orienteering, rock climb, go river rafting, mountain biking, stone carving, swimming, camp at the campsite, or stay in an Alpine hut. Other popular activities include taking day trips to see other parts of Switzerland and Italy.
The fun is not limited to the summer! A unit can also participate in Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing (cross country), snowboarding, curling, ice skating, sledging (tobogganing), relaxing in a Finnish sauna, and stay in the chalet.
Kandersteg is easily accessible. The Scout centre is only little more than a mile from the Kandersteg train station. There are numerous train connections daily to both the Geneva and Zurich airports. Travel time is about three hours.
For more information, visit the Kandersteg website, www.kisc.ch
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