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Girlguiding Lancashire Border’s Canadian Adventure

5 Sep 17

Earlier this month, all 20 members of Girl guiding Lancashire Border travelled to Canada for a trip of a lifetime. Here is their trip summary…

After arriving in Toronto Pearson Airport, all 20 members of Girl guiding Lancashire Border were escorted to their mini-coach to load their luggage and head to Toronto International Hostel.

Monday morning, after being split into two groups, the Guides enjoyed a delicious bagel breakfast at the hostel… well, when in Canada!

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Summer, we miss you already!

4 Sep 17

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This summer, there have been smiles all round as Scout and Guide groups have returned from their adventures in Iceland, Norway, India, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands with high spirits and happy memories.

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Until next time ……

4 Sep 17

Well my time in beautiful Switzerland has come to an end. Every single group that visited was different and no program was the same which is one of the reasons I love Kandersteg; every day is a new experience and adventure.


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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good bye!

30 Aug 17

The last groups have gone home, the chalets are empty and Adelboden is seeming eerily quiet now the season has come to an end!


It’s been a fantastic and busy summer, with 10 groups making their way out to explore Switzerland over a 5 week period. We’ve headed out to the beautiful Oeschinensee and the Kandersteg International Scout Centre, shopped ’til we dropped in Interlaken, had a (snow)ball up at the Jungfraujoch and hiked up to Our Chalet. More »

Brigerbad Thermal Pools

27 Aug 17

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!



Getting Berned!

26 Aug 17

The week is drawing to a close for our last two groups for this season, and what a week it’s been!

On Wednesday, West Bromwich opted for a chilled out day at leisure; it was much needed, considering all the hiking this group have been doing! Meanwhile, Frome Valley also had a chilled out day (but in a very different way!) ; the group headed up to the snowy Jungfraujoch, where the girls spent most of the day at the Snow Fun Park. They took the opportunity to do some snow tubing and have a go on the Flying Fox zip line. The leaders had their own fun relaxing in the sun with a hot chocolate!


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