The 8th European Scout Symposium will be held at Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland. KISC is the World Scout Centre situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, founded by the World Organization 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, learn from each other and live in peace.


Accommodation will include shared occupancy of guest bedrooms in the Old Chalet, New Chalet, Kanderlodge, Sunneblick and Tower. The planning team will allocate their participants into shared rooms of 3-6 participants. Sheets are provided by KISC. Towels should be brought by the participants.


KISC will provide meals for the participants during the entire event from Friday dinner, until Sunday lunch.  All dietary requirements will be registered in the registration form.

How to get there

You can reach KISC by plane, train or car and the local bus from the station is free, if you wear your scarf. If you’re walking from the station, KISC is about 20 minutes away at the end of the valley on the northern side of the Lötschberg tunnel.


The weather at KISC in March is quite cold. The center is at a certain altitude so warm clothing and shoes are recommended.


The voltage in Switzerland, as in most of Europe, is 230V/50 Hz. 

Switzerland uses mainly Type J (3-pin) plugs and type C (2-pin) (Type C 2-pin plugs also fit J sockets). Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problem. Be careful, because plug N will NOT work.