Hundreds of scouts attempt to set a world record playing laser tag at the jamboree.
Hundreds of scouts attempt to set a world record playing laser tag at the jamboree. Megan Pope

More than 400 play in laser tag world record attempt

THE DUST was flying on Saturday as hundreds of scouts took to a makeshift course at the scout jamboree in attempt to set a world record.

About 429 scouts, leaders, police officers, organisers and volunteers took to the large course at the Maryborough Showgrounds over the weekend, as part of a mass laser tag world record attempt.

Knees were grazed and alliances made as the scouts took up the laser tag challenge, diving and crawling though the massive battlefield for the 10-minute game.

Tag It! zone organiser Peter Negus said all of the laser tag participants were taking the task to heart.

"A lot of the kids had strategies, or made plans about where they would hide," he said.

"There have been a few runs for glory, but they seem to be enjoying it."

Mr Negus said each individual laser tag player was signed in to the arena ahead of the game to give organisers an official tally.

"We are hoping that we've made a world record," he said.

"We have police here as our expert witnesses and we've taken a lot of photos, so it will just be a matter of waiting for a response."

The laser tag game was one of the final activities on offer to scouts ahead of the jamboree closing.



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