Build a House with Habitat for Humanity

habitat for humanity

STEM is not the only thing coming to the Liberty Jamboree.  Skill trades will also be a key ingredient to this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity, local union workers, Scouting members, and other companies came together to plan for a house building project, on site, at the Jamboree.

Scouts will sign up in advance to join a team of fellow Scouts for a 30 minute work session at the Jamboree.  In the 30 minute sessions, Scouts will go through a safety workshop and a building set that will ultimately lead to the creation of a house.  The house build by Scouts will be featured at Saturday’s evenings show and then moved to northern New Jersey where a family will reside in it.

Jamboree activities will include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), kayaking, buckskin games, climbing walls, backwoods engineering activities, monkey bridge, slack rope obstacle course, robotics, skill trades, target paintball, arena show, outdoor challenges, high adventure, and live entertainment.

SO, ARE YOU IN?  Registration is now open for Patriots’ Path Council units.  We have allocated 1,000 early reservation participant slots for out-of-council units.  Once the 1,000 out-of-council slots are filled, units will be placed on a wait list. You can submit a “Save a Site” reservation with your deposit now, and confirm with full payment by June 15, 2015.   In the event that there are no remaining slots the Jamboree Committee will return the $100 deposit.  Out-of-council reservations are on a first come, first served basis. The wait listed units will be notified of available slots in late June.

For more information, contact Bill SanFilippo, Staff Advisor, at (973) 765-9322 x227 or bill.sanfilippo@scouting.org or please visit www.libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org.   Click here for the flyer.