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Scouts prepare to ambush Guinness world laser tag record

Scout Lara Westwood prepares for the laser tag world record attempt at the 2013 Scout Jamboree.
Scout Lara Westwood prepares for the laser tag world record attempt at the 2013 Scout Jamboree. Megan Pope

AN EXPECTED 400 scouts will vie against each other in a field full of hay bales and hot sand this Saturday in an attempt to make a Guinness world record in laser tag.

As a final farewell on the last day of the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree, organisers will try to have the most number of people playing one game of laser tag at a time.

Tag It! zone organiser Peter Negus said the idea came from the laser tag company.

"They haven't supplied this many laser guns as a group before," he said.

For Mr Negus, it will mean collecting video and photos, the names of every single player and getting two independent referees in order to claim the record.

Laser tag players are split into two teams at the jamboree's massive Tag It! site, each vying to control a sensor in the centre of the field in order to win.

Players wear sensors around their heads and can only take five shots before having to visit the 'medic box' to get back in the game.

Saturday's game is expected to last about 10-20 minutes.

 

 

Topics:  guinness world record jamboree laser tag scouts


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