Report to State 2016
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Celebrate the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 67th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas.
All Scouts are invited to attend the annual Report to State where downtown Austin will become a sea of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts Venture Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Explorer Scouts from all over Texas marching up Congress Avenue to the Capitol.
The Bay Area Council will put a delegation together of 25 youth, one of them will be the spokesman for our council. Scouting units will march in a parade down Congress Avenue to the State Capitol. Once at the Capitol, each spokesman will make a report on the status of their council to a state official. All participants are usually welcome to view the report event in the balcony of the House Chambers.
The official report delegation will consist of six Scouts. For consideration, please contact Rebecca Stephenson at email@example.com.
DATE: February 6, 2016
TIME: 7 a.m.-Noon
PLACE: 100 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
COST: $35 per person. Includes hotel breakfast, a commemorative patch, a delegate neckerchief, and an official group photo. Additional patches are $10, additional neckerchiefs are $15, and additional photos are $12.
CONTACT: Rebecca Stephenson at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER BY: January 1, 2016
COMMUNICATION: Communication is the key to a successful Report to State. All communication will be through the council delegation leader and/or council staff advisor.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Lost Pines Scout Reservation: LPSR is located approximately 35 miles from downtown Austin. Please bring your own tents and camping gear. Reservations must be made with the Capitol Area Council prior to arrival and no fees are charged to Council RTS Delegations for use of campsites on Report to State weekend.
OTHER COUNCIL ATTENDANCE: Those attending the Report to State from your council other than the official delegation are welcome to participate in the parade. The breakfast and photographs are limited to official council delegations only. Reservations for those other than the official delegation need to be attached to your council delegation reservation form, and identified as non-delegates. We can only accept delegate reservations submitted by your council office. Please note that because of the limited time, only council delegates with passes will be permitted at the photo session.
YOUR SPOKESMAN: Your council youth representative, selected from your delegation, will need to be prepared to give your council’s delegation service report at the Report to State Ceremony. The report must be concise (no more than 1 minute) but informative. Please select one or two items that have been an important service accomplishment in your council during the previous year. Good examples to report on include Scouting for Food drives and other community oriented service projects. Human events stories are just as important as large numerical figures. The emphasis of your report is the importance of Scouting and its effect on youth in your council rather than identifying only record breaking figures or camping statistics. Please contact Rebecca Stephenson at email@example.com for spokesman consideration.