After more than two years of planning and 2,500 hours of related service projects by local troops, a 3-day Scouting extravaganza kicks off in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park on October 2 – 4, attended by 5,000 local Boy Scouts and thousands of day visitors; featuring everything from a NASA Astronaut, a NASCAR driver, the US Army Golden Knights parachute team and live wolves to hands-on activities including an extreme obstacle course, backwoods engineering, zip-line, tomahawk throw, drones, robotics, rockets, log rolling, a crane simulator and even construction of a “Habitat for Humanity” house.
The 2015 Liberty Jamboree – sponsored by New Jersey’s Patriots’ Path Council – marks the first time that overnight camping has been allowed in Liberty State Park since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturing Scouts will learn from and participate in scores of demonstrations and activities hosted by eight major colleges and universities, dozens of military and emergency service units, and several conservation and sustainability organizations.
The Jamboree theme and program activities (all listed here) are STEM-related (Science / Technology / Science / Math). The program is open to the general public on Saturday, October 3 Gates open for day visitors at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10 admission fee.