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Dear friends,

It is Easter and we are sitting looking out at a beau- The opening of the new ‘Africa’ and ‘Eurasia’ rooms
tiful day here in Kandersteg and wondering where took place with the chairman and members of the
the last 3 months have gone! It has been a very busy World Scout Committee, and these rooms now mean
3 months for us, lots of guests, a changeover of staff that every Region of the ‘WOSM world’ is now repre-
and we have also done a lot around the Centre. sented here at the Centre. On the PR side, we now
have General Information in Por-
The ‘closings’ for 2001 have tuguese as well as the colourful
been done – a total of more KISC ‘flyer’ available in 4 other
than 54’000 overnights and the languages. Our new internet
biggest year financially that the shop also went on-line, allowing
Centre has ever had. One big you to buy your souvenirs from
piece of news is that John will wherever, whenever.
be leaving the Centre in the Best wishes to you all, thank you
autumn and the search is for your continuing support and
underway to find a new direc- we hope to see many of you here
tor from that time. during the year, as members, as
guests and as friends!
In January, we had hundreds of American Scouts here
for their annual ‘Klondike Derby’ weekends and Feb-
ruary was very busy with groups here to ski (though
the weather was not great for us). March has seen
the regular European Management Seminar, the meet- John & Kati
ing of the Kandersteg committee and the arrival and
training of our 6 new spring staff, and now we are
looking forward to April.
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Just a week ago, we graduated the Spring staff of well as the Members’ project for this year - we hope
2002 - but the Summer staff is already selected and to be able to show our international side by flying
in less than three months we will welcome 27 short the flags for all the countries that are represented at
term staff members to join us. Altogether we will then the Centre outside the Chalet. As the snow has al-
have a truly international staff, members from 24 na- most already gone from the Campsite, we aim to be
tionalities! able to start work outside soon, and be ready for thou-
Spring is the time for lots of maintenance work and sands of summer guests!
the project list for this year could scare someone. The The summer will bring new staff and new activities. If
most visible projects will be the renovation of the you have never seen Kandersteg in the summer, it is
Coffee bar, Campsite shop and Environment room, as definitely worth visiting! The Mini Jamboree at its best!
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What? - Your World Scout Centre, open since 1923.
Where? - In the beautiful Swiss Alps!
Why? - Because Baden-Powell wanted this to be a meeting place for all Scouts around the world.
When? - All year around for everyone!

Why YOU should visit - Because here you can live the Scouting spirit together with Scouts from all over the world!

We are very pleased to be able Help decide the future!

to invite you to visit the Every second year the General Assembly of the
KISC internet shop Kandersteg International Scout Centre Association
meets to discuss and decide on the future develop-
set up and run together with the Swiss Scout shop ment of the Centre. This June is also a time for the
‘Hajk’. Most of our souvenirs can now be ordered election of a new committee.
and delivered anywhere in the world through these
pages. If you will be visiting us later on in the year, All members of the Association are invited to take
you can also contact us directly and make sure we part, with a right to vote and stand for election. With
will have enough t-shirts or badges for your entire as little as 30 CHF per year you can become a mem-
group. These can also be sent to you in advance - a ber, receive regular newsletters about what’s happen-
good way to stand out when travelling! ing at the Centre, get one free overnight every year
and the possiblity to take part in the General Assem-
You will find a link to the shop from
our website: The General Assembly takes place on Sun-
day 2nd June, and we hope to have many old
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Spring and Summer On the same day, Sunday, 2 June, we will also
Holidays have an Open Day, where anyone interested
Spring has already reached Kandersteg and is an ex- can learn more about the Centre, try some of
cellent time for a leaders’ weekend, family holiday or the activities and meet people. The programme
spring camp. The activities offered depend on the will run 11.00-15.00 and the lunch will be pro-
weather, but there’s always plenty to do. So come vided.
and experience the spring Centre! Important staff dates for 2002
The summer at KISC equals to people, more people
and even more people. Although there are times when 15.06.2002 - deadline for applying for Autumn‘02 staff.
the Chalet is already full booked, there are still places 15.09.2002 - deadline for applying for Winter’03 staff.
available for smaller and larger groups to come and 15.12.2002 - deadline for applying for Spring’03 staff.
enjoy the summer Alps! This year we offer several Contact Details
new activities, like ‘Pioneering competition’, ‘Evolv- Address: Kandersteg International Scout Centre,
ing Alps Hike’and ‘Swiss Culture Night’. More details CH - 3718 Kandersteg, Switzerland
about the programme you can find in our E-mail:
KanderActive brochure.
So if you would like to come and Tel. +41 33 675 82 82
visit us this summer, or receive Fax. +41 33 675 82 89
more information, please con-
tact our reception, and check for KANDERSTEG
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