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Boy Scouts From Edison and Metuchen Prepare for Liberty Jamboree

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – In preparation of the Boy Scouts of America 2015 Liberty Jamboree scheduled for October 2 through 4, Boy Scouts Troop 17 from Metuchen - Edison worked for several hours preparing the park grounds last November at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

The Patriots’ Path Council’s 2015 Liberty Jamboree is expecting more than 5,000 area Scouts to attend a 2-day program featuring scores of hands-on activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM.

The jamboree will be the first overnight scouting event in over a decade at Liberty State Park.

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“It has been years since Scouts have camped at Liberty State Park. This is an excellent, exciting opportunity for all.” Scott Zederbaum, assistant scout master said.

Scout-led service projects in advance of the Jamboree include beach and salt marsh clean-up, weed control and trail maintenance. 

Scouts participating from Troop 17 who worked the cleanup on November 12, 2014,  were Steven Zederbaum, Ethan Sepetjian, David Szeto, Raleigh Gough, Mathew Redpath and Daniel Schleif.

“It is a good feeling to know that we are doing our part to help the environment and making the area much nicer, especially since we will be staying there this summer.” Steven Zederbaum, assistant senior patrol leader said.

Boy Scout Troop 17 has been active for over 30 years and is always looking for new members.

If you are interested in learning scouting then click on Troop 17 in Metuchen/Edison for details.

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