Scouts tip hats to record

Last updated 12:00 03/01/2014
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NEW RECORD: Scouts at the national jamboree have attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the most people wearing paper hats at a single venue.

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Scouts at the national jamboree at Manfeild are waiting for confirmation that they have set a Guinness World Record for the most people wearing paper hats at a single venue.

The challenge was tackled on Wednesday at the jamboree site in Feilding, with 3054 Scouts taking part. The result will not be confirmed by Guinness World Records until they have received documentation and video proof. The previous record was 1155.

"This is an exciting result for our Scouts," said assistant camp chief-youth Hayley Thompson. "As Jamboree only occurs every three years, using this opportunity to attempt a new Guinness record is a real highlight."

Jamboree attracted more than 4000 Scouts, leaders and adult volunteers. The purpose of Jamboree is to empower Scouts through a diverse array of activities. From cooking their own meals, to participating in boot-camp-like mud courses to driving diggers, Jamboree is a collection of experiences.

The 20th NZ Scout Jamboree ends on Sunday.

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