A total of 41 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from the 43rd Crosland Moor Scout Group spent 10 days at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland in August 2013.
The adventure holiday included rafting, canyoning, walking, swimming, high ropes, boat and cable car rides. They exchanged badges and neckties with Scouts from all over the world.
But the highlight of the holiday was the trip to the Eiger – up and half way down by train with the rest of the journey being completed on foot.
The assistant Group Scout Leader Annette Macaskill said: “The Scouts really enjoyed it, it was the trip of a lifetime; fantastic.”
We organised events and saved money for three years to pay for the Kandersteg trip. Members of our Scout group, which includes Beavers, Cubs and Explorers, are seasoned fundraisers.
Kandersteg International Scout Centre is a World Centre of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The Centre began in 1923 with Lord Baden-Powell, who, after the first World Scout Jamboree, had a dream about a place where all Scouts from all over the world could meet.
More information on Kandersteg, the facitilites and activities can be found on the Kandersteg International Scout Centre website: http://www.kisc.ch/