Our Partners and Sponsors
The Scout movement supports children and young people on their path to becoming independent and open-minded adults. Together with their peers they explore nature, build new friendships and learn to take responsibility. It is only thanks to our dedicated volunteers and the services and financial support of our partners that the 47 000 members can enjoy their scouting experience to the fullest.
International Scouting and Guiding Centres
In Switzerland you can find two International Scouting and Guiding Centres: Kandersteg International Scout Centre (WOSM) and Our Chalet (WAGGGS).
Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC)
Kandersteg International Scout Centre is the World Centre of WOSM. The KISC is located in the Bernese Alps near the village of Kandersteg, 3 937ft / 1 200m above sea level. 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: the Permanent Mini Jamboree. In 1930 Baden-Powell visited the KISC. The Campsite can accommodate up to 1 400 Persons. Next to the Campsite there are the Chalet with room for 180 people, the Kanderlodge with space for 44, the Tower with capacity of 57 and the Sunneblick with 47 beds.
Our Chalet is one of five World Centres of the WAGGGS. With events throughout the year, Our Chalet welcomes independents and groups of visitors of all ages for tours, programmed events and overnight stays. It is also located in the Bernese Alps near the village Adelboden, 4 430ft / 1 350m above sea level. Our Chalet was founded by Helen Storrow and opened in 1932.