Guides give jamboree and Tassie activities thumbs-up

CARRICK'S Quercus Park will be a lot quieter tonight, after the farewell of 1700 girls from 11 countries today.

The girls have been taking part in the triennial Girl Guides Australia international jamboree in Tasmania over the past week.

Goulburn Guide Emma Doolan said the experience of Tasmania's first Guide jamboree in 20 years had been fabulous.

"I loved the overnight expedition to the treetops, and abseiling at the Gorge has been amazing," Emma said.

"Tasmania is so different to Goulburn in New South Wales ... and meeting all the different people and doing all the activities has been great."

Event convenor Julie Miller paid tribute to the many hours of work by volunteers, saying that knowing the jamboree went without a hitch was a relief.

In the past seven days, the girls have visited most parts of the state and flash-mobbed through Launceston's Brisbane Street Mall, among a long list of activities.

South Australia's Laura Santucci has been a Guide for six years, which she said had boosted her low confidence level.

"I used to be really shy, so Girl Guides helped me do that and it has been really great meeting lots of new people," Laura said.

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