At the start of the summer holidays, twenty seven scouts and explorers went on a trip they will never forget to Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland.  While there, they went rock climbing in the mountains, where they showed particularly impressive resilience, and visited Oeschinensee lake where some scouts braved the icy waters to go for a paddle.  They also tried the very popular and thrilling Rodelbahn, the summer toboggan run.  Everyone went on an all-day hike, with the explorers needing ice axes to help them down from a glacier but a more relaxing day was spent in Bern where they sampled the local food and even saw bears.  In the evenings, the scouts were quick to make friends with groups from Ireland and Denmark and were very eager to trade scarves.  Lastly, there was the international campfire which, despite the rain, provided an excellent chance to experience songs and sketches from around the world.