The 23rd Australian Scout Jamboree 2013

More than 11,000 scouts have converged upon Maryborough for the 23rd Australian Scout Jamboree 2013. 

Photography by Michelle Smith. 

Selected images are available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com

Girl scouts from Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Michelle Smith

Girl scouts from Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Michelle Smith

Olivia Hallam, 13, from Eden Hills, SA, meets Reece Mastin who performed at the Jamboree. Photo: Michelle Smith

Olivia Hallam, 13, from Eden Hills, SA, meets Reece Mastin who performed at the Jamboree. Photo: Michelle Smith

Stevie Ashley-Cooper, 15, from Wulguru, Townsville, QLD, goes through the obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Stevie Ashley-Cooper, 15, from Wulguru, Townsville, QLD, goes through the obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Meg Wilhelmi, 13,(front) and Hayley Hobson, 13, both from Alice River, Townsville, QLD, go through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Meg Wilhelmi, 13,(front) and Hayley Hobson, 13, both from Alice River, Townsville, QLD, go through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Reece Williams, 12, from Alice River, Townsville QLD - in the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Reece Williams, 12, from Alice River, Townsville QLD - in the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Meg Wilhelmi, 13, from Alice River, Townsville, QLD, goes through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Meg Wilhelmi, 13, from Alice River, Townsville, QLD, goes through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Daniel McLeod, 12, from Nagambie, Victoria, goes through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Daniel McLeod, 12, from Nagambie, Victoria, goes through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Scouts are covered in mud going through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Scouts are covered in mud going through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Christopher Kirkman, 14, from Manly-Lota, QLD, goes through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Christopher Kirkman, 14, from Manly-Lota, QLD, goes through the mud obstacle course. Photo: Michelle Smith

Connor Affleck, 14, from Broadford, VIC, tries out the climbing wall. Photo: Michelle Smith

Connor Affleck, 14, from Broadford, VIC, tries out the climbing wall. Photo: Michelle Smith

Jarrod Harrison, 13, from Frankston, Victoria, is helped by his fellow club members in the crate stacking challenge. Photo: Michelle Smith

Jarrod Harrison, 13, from Frankston, Victoria, is helped by his fellow club members in the crate stacking challenge. Photo: Michelle Smith

Activities included the 6 flying foxes. Photo: Michelle Smith

Activities included the 6 flying foxes. Photo: Michelle Smith

Activities included six flying foxes. Photo: Michelle Smith

Activities included six flying foxes. Photo: Michelle Smith

Caitlyn Fussell, 13, Laura Moore, 13, scout leader Gavin Moore, Matthew Kirton, 12, and Simon Cottee, 14, from Nepean District scouts, NSW, at their campsite. Photo: Michelle Smith

Caitlyn Fussell, 13, Laura Moore, 13, scout leader Gavin Moore, Matthew Kirton, 12, and Simon Cottee, 14, from Nepean District scouts, NSW, at their campsite. Photo: Michelle Smith

Gerry Wright, 12, Kailan Degnian, 13, Kyle Bennett, 13, Duncan Paterson, 11, Nicholas Rawson, 12, and Kael Walter, all from QLD, wait for their turn on the flying foxes. Photo: Michelle Smith

Gerry Wright, 12, Kailan Degnian, 13, Kyle Bennett, 13, Duncan Paterson, 11, Nicholas Rawson, 12, and Kael Walter, all from QLD, wait for their turn on the flying foxes. Photo: Michelle Smith

Scout leader Tomohide Sato from the 6th Ishinomaki Scout group in Japan - 400km north of Tokyo, 2 scouts from their group lost their lives in the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami. He and four Japanese scouts came over with the help of the Australian and Japanese scouting organisations. He's pictured with scouts from the Hume region in NSW. Photo: Michelle Smith

Scout leader Tomohide Sato from the 6th Ishinomaki Scout group in Japan - 400km north of Tokyo, 2 scouts from their group lost their lives in the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami. He and four Japanese scouts came over with the help of the Australian and Japanese scouting organisations. He's pictured with scouts from the Hume region in NSW. Photo: Michelle Smith