Winter Adventure

Every couple of years over 100 members of Scouting and Guiding from Birmingham travel to Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Switzerland for a week’s Winter Adventure.

The week is packed full of fun with daytime activities including: three days skiing, snow shoeing, curling, sledging and hiking, and a full evening programme including: a disco, quiz night and Igloo building. Following the success of previous trips in 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019 we will be returning again in February 2021.

Previous trips

Our last trip was in February 2019 and a fantastic time was had by all. It is an awesome experience for young people and adults, with many wanting to come back again.

Previous winter trips include:

February 2010 | February 2012 | February 2014 | February 2016 | February 2019

Next Trip – February 2021

We are really excited to launch our next Adventure which will take place from Friday 12th – Sunday 21st February 2021. This popular trip is open to all Scouts, Explorers and leaders who will be 12 or above on 12th February 2021. Network members are also able to attend the trip as long as they hold a Scouting role and a DBS. They will be expected to be in charge and lead groups throughout the week.

Interested, want to find out more? There is an information evening on Monday 25th November 2019 at Trefoil House, Brownsea Drive, Blucher Street, Birmingham, B1 1QL at 7.30pm. All are welcome whether you are a frequent participant or interested in coming along for the first time. It will be your chance to ask questions, meet the organising team and see our fabulous presentation including pictures from previous trips. The cost of the trip is £860 and includes travel, food, accommodation and activities. Further information can be found on the information letter and poster below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th February 2020, so don’t delay and get booking today.

Information Letter | Kandersteg 2020 Poster

The team

The Event Leader for the Scout and Guide Winter trip to Kandersteg is Steve Thomas and he will be supported by Simon Cardall, John Nelson, Alex Harverson and Carly Porter, with Linda Bateman and Emma White from Girlguiding. If you want to contact the organising team then please email kandersteg@birminghamscouts.org.uk

More information

If you are keen to know more about the trip, or Kandersteg in general then please have a look at some of the links below and come along to our information evening on Monday 25th November 2019.

Facebook | KISC | 2017 Trip | 2019 Trip

Any questions?

For further details please email


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