Scouting trip to Switzerland

Scouts BSA Troop 586 high adventure group will be going to Kandersteg, Switzerland in July, 2020.  My son Mitchell has the great opportunity to join this group as a participant.  Kandersteg International Scout Centre,  founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1923, is the World Centre of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement. This experience is an opportunity to be involved in a  world Jamboree feeling of brotherhood, peace and international friendship within the Scouting organization.  It will be the epitome of scouting for many of the scouts. 

The plan for this trip is to fly into Rome, Italy and spend three days seeing the sights, followed by a week in Kandersteg Camp completing some high adventure activities including Hiking, Canyoning, River Rafting, Alpine sleds, and Adventure Park.  After Kandersteg, they will take the train to London and spend three days seeing the sights including staying in Lord Baden Powell's hostel for Scouts.

The predicted cost for this trip is $3500 per person and the funds raised will help pay for the following:

* Their round trip flight to Europe
* Train fees while traveling from Rome to Switzerland, and London.
* Camp fees at Kandersteg International Scout Centre
* High Adventure trips while at Kandersteg
* Hostels while traveling through Rome and London
* Meals and travel expenses while in Rome and London
* Luggage specific for this event
* Required clothing for this event

From what I have been told this is quite a value for 14 days in Europe. Mitchell will be working very hard to fund raise for this trip.  He is hoping that this gofundme account will help pay for at least half of this trip while other local fundraising activities such as Christmas tree and wreath sales will help pay for the remainder.  The fees for this trip are rapidly approaching, with our flight costs coming as soon as October and our high adventure expenses due as soon as March 1st.

It would mean a great deal to Mitchell if you could assist him in making this high adventure program work for him and his Troop.  Any amount you could afford no matter how small will make a difference in making this trip possible for him.


  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos


Jim Denman 
Gresham, OR
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