Winter Adventure Weekend, Kandersteg – 15-17 January 2021 (VIDEO)

A winter wonderland. That was Kandersteg this January after heavy snowfalls in the Alps.  And it provided a perfect setting for an adventure weekend at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre where Troop 77 organised its own mini-patrol competition, modelled on the inter-troop Klondike Derby which, sadly, was cancelled this year.

Scouts navigated a course between five way stations and were marked for their performances and spirit, completing various skills such as cooking, knots, lashings, map reading and a shakedown or equipment check.

The weekend provided an opportunity for our youngest and newest scouts to learn about packing, cooking and some basic winter survival skills.

Other activities over the weekend included igloo building, a campfire and sing-song, and an orienteering picture hunt.  

We packed so much in it seemed hard to believe it was only 48 hours before we were heading back to Kandersteg station.