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International Scouting

Here are some opportunities to experience Scouting internationally. Meet other Scouts from around the world and see why Lord Baden-Powell thought Scouting is one of the great peace movements.

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View the International Department Spring Newsletter here. To learn more about the International Department, visit http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/International.aspx.

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Upcoming International Scouting Events

2017 World Scout Moot

July 25 - August 3, 2017

This event is for Scouters and Venturers age 18-25 inclusive. Get more information and register here.

2018 Denver Area Council Trip to Kandersteg - Dates TBA


For Scouts and Venturers aged 14-21. Get more information here.

2019 World Scout Jamboree

West Virginia USA

For more information.

Kandersteg International Scout Centre

Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) is a World Centre of 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. His dream came true and now YOU have the opportunity to visit Kandersteg International Scout Centre and live your Dream!

Working at Kandersteg

Interested in working at KISC? Here you will find up-to-date job vacancy information. For some Long Term positions you need to have previously been a member of Short term Staff so please read the text of each vacancy carefully.

The basic requirements for being a member of the Long Term Staff Team are very simple:

  1. To be a Scout or Guide member of a National Scout Organisation recognized by WOSM or WAGGGS.
  2. To be at least 18 years old on the day you arrive here.
  3. To be able to communicate in English.

Please be aware that we will need to secure permission to work in Switzerland with the relevant authorities. For citizens from EU/EFTA countries this may be easier than for others. Any appointment made will depend upon receiving this necessary permission.

For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries it is important to know that they will be able to work at KISC as a Long Term Staff only for once regardless the months worked.


Please be aware that positions are all classed as volunteer positions with a net monthly pocket money starting at CHF 400. More information about the Staff system can be found here.

For the positions below the applicants need to own an EU/EFTA  passport.

How To Apply

Send your Application Form with a CV, a Personal Profile, Reference Letters and a Motivation Letter, explaining why you want to work at KISC and why we should hire you, to our Operational Director. If you have never been a staff member before, you also need to send in this medical certificate signed by a doctor.

For further information or questions, please contact Joe Black, DAC International Representative. 

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