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State governor and pop star open jamboree in M'boro

Rehearsals and sound checks on the main stage for the opening night at the scout jamboree.
Rehearsals and sound checks on the main stage for the opening night at the scout jamboree. Robyne Cuerel

STATE Governor Penelope Wensley and pop star Tim-o-matic helped officially launch the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree last night.

An estimated 12,000 scouts, leaders and volunteers crowded in front of the main stage for the ceremony.

The jamboree is the first one to be held in Queensland for the past 15 years at an estimated cost of $12 million and is expected to give a major boost to the Fraser Coast economy.

"I wish you a wonderful evening, a wonderful stay in Queensland and Maryborough and the experience of a lifetime," Ms Wensley told the scouts.

Ms Wensley, who is also Queensland's chief scout, praised the scout movement and the efforts of organisers and sponsors.

Scout activities around the Fraser Coast will begin on Thursday, with busloads of young people going on a treasure hunt through Maryborough and to water activities in Hervey Bay.

Scouts left on site will enjoy activities such as laser tag, circus games, abseiling and other events.

Visit aj2013.com.au for more information.

Topics:  fraser coast governor hervey bay jamboree maryborough scouts



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