JERSEY CITY, NJ - After more than two years of planning and 2,500 hours of related service projects by local troops, a three-day Scouting extravaganza kicks off in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park on October 2 through 4, with anticipated attendance of 5,000 local Boy Scouts and thousands of day visitors. Additional featured guests and events include:
- a NASA Astronaut,
- a NASCAR driver,
- the US Army Golden Knights parachute team
- live wolves
- an extreme obstacle course,
- backwoods engineering,
- tomahawk throw,
- log rolling,
- a crane simulator and
- 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 colleges and universities, dozens of military and emergency service units, and several conservation and sustainability organizations.
The Jamboree theme and program activities are STEM-related . 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 admissions fee.