Save the Date – Kandersteg 2023

As a district, we would like to offer Scouts and Explorer Scouts the opportunity to take part in an international expedition.  We know that there was a lot of interest in the World Scout Jamboree, South Korea 2023, and are therefore offering a taste of International Scouting, by visiting Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) the home of the permanent mini-Jamboree.  2023 is actually KISCs centenary year, so we will be in for a real treat there.

The dates to hold in calendars, cover 8th August 2023 until 20th August 2023, but realistically, with the dates of travel and potentially a few days in a European city mean that these days could be couple of days before or after the main stay.

I’d be grateful if you could let me know whether your leadership teams and ultimately the young people in your sections would be interested in such an international opportunity?  Everything is non-committal at this time – we’re just gauging interest at this time.  Finance wise – we’d be looking at no more than £1,000 per person for the 12+ days, but this is clearly subject to the programme we opt for, the travel route we go for, numbers in our group and exchange rates etc., so is just an indicative cost at this time.

I look forward to hearing from you.  If you could come back to me by the end of February that would be great.

Many thanks,


Ian Porter  

District Commissioner  

The Scouts in Salisbury & South Wilts