Georgian Lodge at the International Scout Centre Kandersteg (KISC)
The Kandersteg International Scout Centre KISC is the World Centre of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement. The centre was founded in 1923 by Lord Robert Baden- Powell who had the vision of a place where scouts from all over the world could come together.
This vision was realised with the ISC.10’000 guests annually visit the centre in Kandersteg from over 40 countries. The centre is run by an international team of young volunteers. In 1931 a room in the chalet was converted by Polish scouts into the Polish room and furnished with Polish country furniture and at the time was considered the best the chalet had to offer. Thereafter a British room, a Belgian room and other national rooms followed.
In 2013, thanks to the efforts of CCFYD, two additional scout rooms in the Kanderlodge were converted in traditional Georgian style, to be made available for the next 15 years to ISC visitors – a sign of the ties between Georgia and Switzerland and the support received for cadre formation and training which has been such an important contribution to today’s International Scout Centre in Georgia