Aspley Guise Scouts’ and Aurora ESU’s last full day in Switzerland was spent at the thermal pools at Brigerbad in the Valais Canton. To get there, we took the train from Kandersteg, through the tunnel which borders the KISC campsite and out the other side. The views were breathtaking as we descended a new (to us) valley by train, down to the town of Brig at 650m above sea level (Kandersteg is at 1200m). Italy could be seen in the distance. Brigerbad is an easy 13 minute bus ride from the station.
The thermal springs have been used since Roman times and they would certainly be impressed with the modern day facilities! We had a great time on the fast outdoor water slide, the inflatable assault course in the pool and the deep pool where there was a 3m rock to jump off into the water.
After a welcomed ice cream, it was back off to camp to get ready for the weekly International Campfire. This is an unique experience where Scouts from around the world come together in song and skits, around a campfire surrounded by the mountains. Well done to our Scouts for getting up on stage and performing!