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CANCELED: TAPinto Named Media Sponsor of Boy Scouts "2015 Liberty Jamboree"

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**NOTE: After meeting with Jamboree, state, and park officials, the state has directed us to cancel the 2015 Liberty Jamboree. The Jamboree committee has worked tirelessly to find the best possible way to safely conduct the event, and the safety of our Scouts and leaders has always been our number one priority. In the coming days, council officials will address issues regarding any refunds, rescheduling and more.**

NEW JERSEY- TAPinto.net today announced that it has been selected by the Boy Scouts of America’s New Jersey-based Patriots’ Path Council as the media sponsor of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, scheduled for October 2 – 4 in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and New York City. 

The Liberty Jamboree will serve as a week-end home to more than 5,000 Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers from the tri-state region who will participate in a hands-on, multi-faceted program. The event also serves as Scouting’s first overnight camping experience in Liberty State Park since 2001. In addition to Jamboree participants, the three-day program is expected to draw thousands of visitors, including Cub Scouts, Webelos, parents, prospective Scouts, and the general public.

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At this special, one-time event, TAPinto will work with the scout Media Patrols to publish news from the Jamboree on TAPinto.net.   According to TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro, “TAPinto.net is honored to be the media sponsor of a program that promises to be educational, great fun, and long remembered by those who participate or attend.” 

The 2015 Liberty Jamboree will include outdoor challenges involving kayaking, a monkey bridge, buckskin games and backwoods survival; high adventure activities such as climbing walls, a slack rope obstacle course, zip line and target paintball; a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program including robotics and skill trades; and an arena show that will feature live entertainment and appearances by local and national dignitaries.  

TAPinto.net will join several other organizations that have been selected to participate in the Liberty Jamboree, including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Kean University County College of Morris, New Jersey City University, Montclair State University, Eastern Propane, Ramsey Popcorn, United States Coast Guard, and many more.  

According to Patriots’ Path Council Scout Executive/ CEO Dennis J. Kohl, “We are honored to have highly respected organizations like TAPinto.net join us as partners in making the 2015 Liberty Jamboree a success. We appreciate their support of this special event, and of the Scouting organization.” Mr. Kohl noted that his council’s preparation for the event also involves service projects, completed by Scout units participating in the Jamboree, that are designed to preserve and conserve the natural resources of Liberty State Park.

For additional information regarding the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, contact Bill SanFilippo at (973) 765-9322 x227 or bill.sanfilippo@scouting.org.

**NOTE: After meeting with Jamboree, state, and park officials, the state has directed us to cancel the 2015 Liberty Jamboree. The Jamboree committee has worked tirelessly to find the best possible way to safely conduct the event, and the safety of our Scouts and leaders has always been our number one priority. In the coming days, council officials will address issues regarding any refunds, rescheduling and more.**

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