Posted March 22, 2010 by 20nine

Boy Scouts of America Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting …

FreedomPay Inc. to Provide Secure and Convenient Payment Applications for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree…

Newtown Square, PA, March 22, 2010 – The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 Years of Scouting at its 2010 National Scout Jamboree this summer at Fort A.P. Hill, near Bowling Green, Virginia. The 76,000 acre military installation will host what promises to be the largest and most fun filled celebration ever!

The Boy Scouts of America will be deploying a state-of-the-art communication and payment network to support the more than 70,000 expected Scouts and visitors. FreedomPay, Inc., the leader in transaction services technology, will be providing “virtual” spending accounts for each scout supported by roaming payment devices, secure wristband technology and Internet enrollment for the major milestone event.

In order to guarantee that this Jamboree is a momentous affair, the Boy Scouts of America and FreedomPay are working hard to ensure that the cashless experience will be a seamless one to the scout and his parents. Starting today, parents and volunteers may go online to create and fund an account. They will then receive a Smart Bracelet in the mail that will be activated when the scout arrives at the Jamboree. The durable bracelet can be used at any of the concession stands and camp store so that your scout will never be without a bottle of water or sunscreen in the summer heat. With the Smart Bracelet, scouts will never need to worry about lost cash or carrying a credit card. Funding is simple and FreedomPay’s intuitive system will allow parents to monitor online a scout’s account balance. The Smart Bracelet is easy to set-up and fun use – just tap and go! Additionally, the locking plastic snap on the bracelet prevents transfer and will be decorated with the 100th anniversary logo serving as a lasting memento of the event.

Starting today, parents and volunteers can register for a Smart Bracelet by going to www.BSAJamboree.org and clicking on the secure link for FreedomPay. It takes just a few moments to personalize and fund a Smart Bracelet account. Alternatively, parents and volunteers can securely enroll by calling FreedomPay’s dedicated Jamboree toll-free line at 877-206-0093.

About Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Visit us online at www.scouting.org.

Contact Information
Andrea Waldin
VP, Marketing