International Scout Centre

In the early 1920’s, Lord Robert Baden-Powell came to the village of Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland. The founder of the Scouting Movement was so impressed by Kandersteg’s natural beauty that he decided to realize his dream of a permanent Scout “jamboree” there. The result was and is the International Scout Centre.

Situated directly on the glacier-fed Kander River, the Centre offers Scouts from around the world a place to come together and to experience the essence and ideals of the Scouting Movement, which is based on the respect of nature and the building of friendships.

The International Scout Centre operates all the year around, and is also open to non-Scouts at certain times of the year. (see Kandersteg)