Activity Holidays for Youth Groups to Switzerland

Let’s get exploring…

Welcome to Switzerland, a place we hold close to our hearts! This destination is famous among Cubs, Explorers and Scouts to Brownies, Guides and Rangers and for good reason!

Switzerland is a place where verdant valleys weave between snow-capped mountains and azure lakes. For years, this place has served as a crossroad where scouting and guiding groups from every corner of the globe come together – perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike!

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Scout camaraderie and buzz from morning till night, an exceptional array of activities and excursions right on your doorstep, not to mention…

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Girl guide on a guided tour of Our Chalet



Think ‘chocolate box Swiss chalets’, surrounded by snow capped mountains in every direction – it’s picture-perfect and that’s only just the beginning…

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Young people having fun in the snow at KISC Switzerland


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If you’re looking for a unique adventure trip for your group, then Kandersteg in Switzerland could be just the ticket. Wrap up and rev up for cross country skiing…

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Whatever the time of year, we have it covered!

Scout activity trips to Switzerland are all about the wonders of Kandersteg International Scouting Centre, known to many as KISC. KISC offers a true international Scouting experience, and activities and excursions on tap day and night! Think gorge walks, overnight hut hikes, rock climbing, river rafting, summer tobogganing, hiking, canyoning, mountain biking – the lot! Camp under the stars, gather around the fire and master new skills.

If you don’t fancy camping at KISC, then activity trips to Switzerland can also offer groups the chance to stay in a typically Swiss group chalet in the centre of the idyllic village of Adelboden. Ride cable cars, experience the thrill of white-water rafting or get traditional and visit the woodcarver! This destination also gives you the hance to visit the WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet, a ‘must-do’ for many Guide groups!

And in the winter, activity trips to Switzerland offer a whole new view as groups can enjoy an exciting winter adventure.

Why activity youth group trips to Switzerland are a MUST!

Activity holidays to Switzerland are often top of the ‘wish list’ for Scouts and Explorers, Guides, Rangers and members of the Trefoil Guild – but, why?

Year-Round Adventure

Which season is best for Switzerland? There’s cross country skiing, igloo building, sledging and survival challenges in winter, and gorge walks, river rafting and mountain biking in the warmer months… The terrain is super versatile, so Switzerland is the perfect year-round destination!

Cultural Exchange

Switzerland’s rich and unique cultural heritage offers Scouts and Guides the chance to engage in meaningful experiences. With opportunities to participate in traditional Swiss activities and meet likeminded groups at WAGGGs World Centres like Our Chalet, groups gain a deeper appreciation for diversity and global citizenship. There are SO many Scouts and Guides in Switzerland!

Environmental Excellence

Switzerland is renowned for its commitment to environment conservation and sustainability, which aligns perfectly with the core values of scouting and guiding!

Safety and Security

Switzerland consistently ranks as one of the safest countries in the world, providing peace for both leaders and parents. Being an infamous adventure hotspot, it’s geared towards safety, and its efficient transport links make exploring light work!

Incredible Infrastructure

Incredible youth hostels, campsites and outdoor facilities ensure a comfortable and convenient experience tailored to the needs of all uniformed groups!


Don’t just take our word for it!

Sandie MacDonald
Girlguiding Gordon
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Our Swiss adventure gave us everything we could have hoped for - amazing experiences from zip lines & tobogganing to openair swimming, stunning scenery from mountains & lakes to caves, plus cable cars, castles, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, and friendships for life!
Matt Lloyd
Arizona ESU (Cabot District)
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An amazing week that couldn't have gone any better, fully of amazing adventure, beautiful mountains, challenges galore experienced with some inspirational young people and wonderful friends, thank you for making this possible
Mr Steve Clark
16th St Albans Scouts
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The experience of staying at KISC is truly magical and will stay with all of our young people for the rest of their lives.

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