Kandersteg 2017

Every four years GLMW organises an expedition open to all Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Adults within the County to the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland. The Expedition aims to deliver an exciting international experience for over 500 people. 

During the two week expedition, young people from all walks of life in GLMW can experience activities as diverse as camping and hiking in the high alps, walking and climbing on a glacier, parascending, white water rafting, meeting a wide range of international visitors to the Centre, spending the night in a Swiss mountain hut, tackling a high ropes course, going canyoning, visiting numerous cultural attractions in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland and participating in community support projects. 


All groups meeting - 12 July 2017

Baggage documents

Station plans

Staff documents


All groups meeting - 1 March 2017

Forms for groups

Forms for staff



Big Meeting - 16 October 2016

Key information

Where to get all the information

Download the expedition brochure.


Tuesday 8 August to Friday 18 August 2017.


Expedition participants will be flying from a London airport then catching the train to the village of Kandersteg. Personal baggage and camping equipment will be travelling by lorry from the UK to Kandersteg.

How much?

£580. This price includes return travel from a London airport, transport of personal baggage and camping equipment, camping fees, food, personal travel insurance, expedition badge and scarf, a programme of onsite evening activities, together with an opening and closing ceremony.

What are the extra costs?

Daytime programme activities are not included in the expedition cost, nor is insurance for group camping equipment. KISC provide a range of activities which we will help you book through their programme team. Information about the costs for this season can be found online. Group leaders should also make provision for camping consumables and social activities for their young people in their budgeting. 

Who can attend?

Any scout troop, explorer scout unit or scout network can participate in the expedition. We are also welcoming members of GirlGuiding in Middlesex on this expedition. To register your interest in taking a group of young people on the expedition please complete the form online. Adults can also join the staff team.

Can I join the staff?

Yes. We are looking for a team of adults to help deliver the expedition. We have a very diverse range of roles available from helping to manage the food logistics, loading lorries, delivering evening programme activities and leading hiking groups. As a member of the staff team we'd expect you to work approximately 1 day in 3 for the expedition, in return you will be catered for and be allocated a bed inside if you would like one. To register your interest as a member of staff please complete the form online.