Blog - New Record Attempt

In less than 100 days more than 10,000 young scouts will hit Maryborough Showgrounds in an attempt to break a world record for the biggest game of tag.

In January next year tens of thousands of Scouts will converge on Queensland for the 2013 Australian Scouts Jamboree.

One of the highlights of the massive two-week long event will be a huge game of tag.

The Scouts Australia have booked 500 laser tag phasers so hundreds of scouts can play at a time.

laser tag world record Two sessions a day, morning and afternoon, are planned for the 10 day festival.

So a new record of almost 10,000 people playing tag at one event will be set.

The Jamboree is held every four years with scouts travelling from across Australia as well as internationally.
 
Maryborough West Scout Charlee Howard-Osborne was one of the first the scouts to book in.
 
"A Jamboree is a lifetime experience, you realise what your parents do for you," she said.
 
As well as the fun games such as laser tag, Scouts do their own washing and cooking at the Jamboree with an emphasis on learning new skills and fending for themselves.
 
AJ2013 chief director Pieter Van Der Kamp said the camping environment would be an eye opener for many of the thousands of scouts.

The Jamboree will have its own newspaper, radio station, markets and a night time entertainment precinct.
 
Events will also be held around Maryborough and scouts will also travel up to Hervey Bay for all their water activities.

The Jamboree will be held from January 2-12 2013. The Fraser Coast public will attend visitor days from January 5-7 2013.
 
Visit aj2013.scouts.com.au for more information on the event.