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Report to State 2017

March With Us

This year's theme is
"Deep in the Heart of Texas."

Celebrate the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 68th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas.

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers from all over Texas march up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. Scout Delegates from each council in Texas are seated in the House of Representatives and report to a member of the state government about Scouting accomplishments in their council from the past year.

The Bay Area Council will put a delegation together of 25 youth, one of them will be the spokesman for our council.

The official report delegation will consist of six Scouts. For consideration, please contact Lisa Stegman at



7:00 a.m.         Check in @ Breakfast Gathering, Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Ave. Austin

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast & Program

8:30 a.m.         Line up for Parade

9:00 a.m.         Parade ‘Steps Off’

9:30 a.m.         Delegates Tour Capitol Grounds

10:00 am         Spirit Rally for all Parade Participants! (South Steps of Capitol)

10:30 a.m.       Group Photo for official RTS Delegates (East Steps of Capitol) In the event of inclement weather,
the photo will be moved to inside the Capitol Rotunda.

10:45 a.m.       Enter East and North Security Doors. The 6 designated Youth Delegates proceed immediately to
                                          the House Chamber doors on the 2nd floor. Other members of the delegation proceed to the
                                          House Gallery on the 3rd floor.

11:00 a.m.       House Chamber opens for Delegates

11:15 a.m.       Report to State Begins

12:01 p.m.       Report to State Concludes (Approximate Time)


Event basics

CLICK HERE for the event overview packet.

Pick up your patches at the NW corner of Congress Avenue & Cesar Chavez (1st Street) outside the Radisson Hotel (pick up and sign for your unit packet of souvenirs by unit number.)


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 one 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 Lisa Stegman at for spokesman consideration.


New This Year & After the parade

Join our Scout Spirit Rally & Reserve spots now for Capital & Visitor Center Tours. We also invite you to visit some of the many historical and local points of interest in our state capital (more information in the Event Overview Packet) CLICK HERE.



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.



DATE: February 4, 2017

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: Lisa Stegman at

REGISTER BY: December 26, 2016