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2023 REPORT TO STATE - DELEGATION EVENT PLAN

DATE: February 4, 2023           

TIME: 9:00 AM             

LOCATION: Austin, Texas

WHO: All 18 councils in Texas are invited to participate. The method of participation is the formation of a delegation. Because of space limitations at the Capitol, and time constraints, the size of each delegation is restricted to a maximum of 3 youth and 3 adults, including your council’s youth representative. His/her primary task is to deliver your council’s official report at the designated report location. Please understand this is a report to a state official, not necessarily the Governor. Delegates are youth only.

PURPOSEA report to Texas on Scouting’s achievements from each council in Texas.

COST: Each youth in your delegation pays a $25 delegate fee. Each adult in your delegation pays a $15 attendee fee.     

Your delegation fees are needed to keep this event successful for our current Scouts and for future generations of Scouts.

 

Register your delegation here: https://scoutingevent.com/564-53865

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: All communication will be through the council delegation leader and the council staff advisor for RTS, Andra Allen, Development Executive, at (512) 617-8637 office, (512) 947-9106 cell or andra.allen@scouting.org.

 

2023 Delegate Event Schedule:

9:00 a.m.         Check-in at the Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

9:15 a.m.         Breakfast is served in the Legislative Conference Center E2.002

9:30 a.m.         Program begins

11:30 a.m.       Program ends

11:35 a.m.       Gather in outdoor rotunda for group picture, delegates released following picture 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Options for your delegation to choose from

Lost Pines Scout Reservation: is located approximatel35 miles from downtown Austin and is available for your delegation for $3 per person. Please bring your own tents and camping gear. Reservations must be made through Andra Allen prior to arrival. Cabins are available for an additional fee.

You may consider contacting Austin affiliates of Charter Organizations that members in your delegation belong to for accommodations.

Other facilities that might offer overnight sleepovers to Scouts and advancement opportunities:

Austin Aquarium, www.austinaquarium.com,         (512) 721-8954

Pioneer Farms, pioneerfarmsaustin@gmail.com, (512) 837-1215

Camp Mabry,  https://tmd.texas.gov/schedule-an-event

 

OTHER COUNCIL ATTENDANCE:

Unfortunately, due to space constraints at the Capitol only the delegates (3) and leaders/parents (3) are invited to attend this event in person. There will be a virtual live stream of the event.

 

YOUR SPOKESMAN:

Your council youth representative will give your council’s service report. The report must be concise (no more than 300 words or 1 minute), but informative. Please select one or two items that have been an important 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 event stories are more impactful than large numerical figures or camping statistics. Please send copy of your report to andra.allen@scouting.org by January 23, 2023. We reserve the right to edit reports to comply with time restraints.

 

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN AUSTIN

We encourage you to make this a memorable experience for your delegation by exposing them to some of historical sites and points of interest in Austin, including:

  • Texas Capitol and Texas Capitol Visitors Center
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • LBJ Presidential Library
  • Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
  • George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
  • The Texas Military Forces Museum
  • Austin Nature & Science Center
  • Pioneer Farms
  • Texas Heritage Trails- https://texastimetravel.com/
  • Austin Aquarium
  • Thinkery

We also encourage you to contact these venues in advance to arrange for group rates for your delegation.

 

2023 REPORT TO STATE RELAY

Unfortunately, due to space constraints at the Capitol only the delegates (3) and leaders/parents (3) are invited to attend this event in person. There will be a virtual live stream of the event. 

In an effort to allow all Scouts an opportunity to participate, we are holding a Report to State Relay for those that choose to participate from home. Between now and February 4th, 2023, complete as many of the following tasks as you can. Participants who complete the tasks will receive a patch and units who have more than 75% of their Scouts complete the tasks will receive a unit flag pole ribbon. (Unit leaders will need to order the ribbons separately after completion of tasks by their unit)

DATE:     STARTS NOVEMBER 1, 2022                     LOCATION: VIRTUAL

WHOAnyone from any of the 18 councils in Texas are invited to participate in the Report to State Relay. 

TASKS:   

A Scout is:

Trustworthy: Conduct a trust building team activity with your unit.

Loyal: Show your loyalty to Scouts by tuning in to watch the virtual live stream of the 2023 Report to State on February 4, 2023. 

Helpful: Before Report to State, complete a minimum of 6 hours of community service and log it in Scoutbook. 

Friendly: Invite two non-scouting friends to a join scouting event or fun unit activity.

Courteous: With your parent of guardian discuss manners and how to respectfully treat others. 

Kind: Perform a random act of kindness for someone in your community.

Obedient: Discuss with a leader you admire, what makes a good leader and encourage your peers to be leaders.

Cheerful: Show Scout spirit at home, school or in your community.

Thrifty: Participate in a council sponsored fundraiser or make a gift to your local council's FOS program. 

Brave: Interview a "hero" in your community and find out what inspires them to act in a moment of need.

Clean: Talk to a local official about local pollution and ways to reduce it. Encourage family, friends, and peers to follow those instructions. 

Reverent: Attend a service at your place of worship in field uniform. 

 

When completing these tasks, please take pictures and post them to social media using the official event hashtag #RTS2023