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Bay Area CouncilEVENTSREPORT TO STATE 2015

Report to State 2015

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This year's theme is “BUILD AN ADVENTURE."

Celebrate the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 66th 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 rebecca.stephenson@scouting.org.

Registration

DATE: February 7, 2015

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.stephenson@scouting.org

REGISTER BY: January 5, 2015

REGISTER HERE

Details

SCHEDULE:

7:00 a.m.: Delegate’s Registration & Gathering
                 Radisson Hotel at 111 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX  78701

7:30 a.m.: Delegate’s Breakfast

8:30 a.m.: Delegates assemble at North end of Congress Avenue - Ann Richards Bridge in preparation for the Scout Parade.

9:00 a.m.: Parade steps off. Council delegations will lead the parade and be followed by individual Scouting units from within the Capitol Area Council. Total participation is several thousand youths and leaders. This is a rain or shine event, so dress in full Scout uniform and accordingly for the weather.

                        9:45 a.m.: Official delegates will assemble on the second floor of the capitol at the report location for photographs to be taken with state officials. Delegates must have a photograph pass to enter.

                            11:30 a.m.: Report ceremonies begin. At this time your youth representative will report on your council’s service accomplishments during 2014.

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. It is of most importance that the delegation registration and payment are returned to the Capitol Area Council by January 9, 2015 so that adequate time is allowed for last minute event communication.

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 rebecca.stephenson@scouting.org for spokesman consideration.

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