The beginning of week four and the two new groups, 3rd Tewkesbury and 1st Hibaldstow and Scawby, have wasted no time in getting settling in and getting stuck into the activities.

On Saturday I said a fond farewell to Sittingbourne Scouts, 150th Wadsley and 29th Odiaham, all of whom I’ve been assured had a fantastic time and some of whom are already considering when they’ll next come back to KISC!

Sunday saw both groups head down to the swimming pool to experience the novelty of the outside pool and diving boards, even though it was raining at the time. The fun filled morning was followed by a hike to Hoe for the Tewkesbury Scouts, where there is a viewpoint overlooking Kandersteg. The views from there are superb and I’m actually sure I could sit there for hours on end! The Hibaldstow and Scawby Scouts took part in the international sports afternoon where a congratulations has got to be made to the two girls who were in the winning team of the football competition.

A super busy Monday helped to kick the week off with a bang! The hike to the cheesery was in store for some of the scouts although I’m not quite sure how keen they were on the Swiss delicacies. The other half of the Hibaldstow Scouts took part in the service project which involved stacking the wood piles (fortunately no cleaning toilets!) and generally having quite a laugh by the sounds of it.

Meanwhile the Tewkesbury Scouts split into three groups to take part in crate stacking, abseiling and the intermediate climbing course. The Tewkesbury scouts took part in the Ueschinenhutte hut hike on Monday afternoon after their morning activities. The Ueschinenhutte owned by KISC and located at 1890m on the mountain side is the perfect place for groups to experience sleeping in a high altitude alpine hut as well as view the superb scenery and of course have the mandatory game of cards in the evening! I’m sure they had a great time.

The rest of the Tewkesbury Scouts and the Hibaldstow Scouts attended the barbecue outside the main chalet and the international evening, where groups put on local food and make displays from their culture for people from other nationalities to experience. It’s fair to say that after the barbecue and food tasting, I definitely couldn’t eat any more!

The week ahead looks likely to be an enthralling week for both groups with the snow & ice expedition and the Jungfrau and Eiger trail trip to look forward to!

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