Girl Guides in Tassie to celebrate jamboree 

ABOUT 1700 chanting Girl Guides from  around the world converged on Launceston's Royal Park yesterday.

In the state for the triennial national Girl Guides jamboree, the girls spent the day completing numerous activities in the city, before participating in a flash mob at the Brisbane Street Mall, then  the park for a night's entertainment.

Girl Guides Australia chief commissioner Helen Geard said the girls had been staying at Quercus Rural Youth Park and would finish  on Saturday.

``The event happens every three years and this is Tasmania's turn this year.

``It is getting together to give the girls opportunities to go beyond themselves,'' she said.

``There is all an element of learning about the world, who they are and where they fit into the different challenges.

``It is about having fun, being challenged and making new friends - which is what guiding is all about.''

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