International Activities

SWITZERLAND 2017 - An International Adventure

Again our Scout and Explorers have visited Switzerland for 2 weeks of adventure.

The first week was spent in Boden just outside the famous ski resort of Adelboden. This week the group acclimatised to the altitude (1200m), practised hiking; whizzed down zip wires and across rope bridges at the local Adventure park; visited Thun castle and explored the town; visited Trümmbelbach falls, Europe's largest subterranean water falls located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley; descended Sillernbuhl on Trotti bikes (mountain scooters) and met a local woodcarver. Unfortunately we sustained a few injuries on the Trotti bikes so experienced the excellent Swiss healthcare system but apart from that the group learned to cater without a dedicated chef, network members lead their work-teams well and everyone made new friends.

The second week the group moved to stay at the world headquarters of scouting (KISC) in Kandersteg. Everyone had the opportunity of a 2-day expedition, staying overnight in a high alpine hut, surrounded by fantastic alpine scenery. Everyone spent half a day rafting on class III and IV White Water Rivers fed from the glacial melt waters of the surrounding area. We did on-site activities at KISC including pioneering, Jacobs ladder and team games and finished the trip testing Oeschinensee’s 750m toboggan run a few times before paddling in the beautiful lake.