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Bay Area CouncilREPORT TO STATE 2022

Report to State 2022

"Agents of Change"

 

Join us for the 73rd annual Report to the State of Texas. 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 hotel and at the Capital, and time constraints, the size of each delegation is restricted to a maximum of 25 youth and adults including your council’s youth representative. His/her primary task is to deliver your council’s official report at the designated report location. Only Scout youth member delegates will be allowed on the floor of the House of Representatives due to space limitations. The other adults in your delegation will be able to sit in the gallery of the House of Representatives. Please understand this is a report to a state official, not necessarily the Governor. Delegates are youth only.

DATE    February 5, 2022           

TIME: 7:30 am             

LOCATION: Austin

PURPOSE: A report to Texas on Scouting’s achievements from each council in Texas.

COST: Each youth and each adult in your delegation pays a $40 delegate fee.          

Costs continued: Your delegate fees are needed to keep this event successful for our current Scouts and for future generations of Scouts.

  • Each paid youth delegate will receive the hotel breakfast, commemorative RTS patch, and an electronic copy of the RTS Group photo.
  • Each paid adult will receive the hotel breakfast and commemorative RTS patch.
  • Digital official group photos (YOUTH DELEGATES ONLY) will be emailed to the delegation leader to distribute to the participants.
  • The delegation registration and payment must be provided to the Capitol Area Council by Monday, January 10, 2022 so that adequate time is allowed for last-minute event communication.

2022 Delegate Event Schedule:

7:30 a.m.         Check in @ Breakfast Gathering, AT&T Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin

 8:00 a.m.        Breakfast & Program

             9:30 a.m.        Scout Spirit Rally! (South Steps of Capital)

             9:30 a.m.        Eagle Recommitment Ceremony (South Steps of Capital)

10:10 a.m.       Go through Capital Security (assigned entry doors North, South, East, West)

10:10 a.m.       House Chamber opens for Youth Delegates

11:00 a.m.       Report to State Begins

11:30 a.m.       Group Photo in House Representative Chamber (YOUTH Delegates ONLY)

12:30 p.m.       Report to State Concludes (Approximate Time)

 1:30 p.m.        Day of Service Begins

OTHER COUNCIL ATTENDANCE:

All other Scouts and Scouters from your council -besides your Report to State Delegation- are encouraged to participate in the spirit rally and day of service. They can register and participate in the rally and day of service by going to https://scoutingevent.com/564-RtS2022Spirit

We can only accept delegate reservations submitted by your council or delegation leader

YOUR SPOKESMAN:

Your council youth representative will give your council’s service report at the Report to State Ceremony. The report must be concise (no more than 300 words or 1 minute, whichever is SHORTER!), 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 event stories are more important than large numerical figures. The emphasis of your report is the importance of Scouting and its impact on youth in your council rather than record-breaking figures or camping statistics. 

To register a Youth delegate to address the Texas State Congress, please contact Charlie Tinsley at charlie.tinsley@scouting.org.

ACCOMMODATIONS: 

 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.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center: the host hotel has set aside some rooms on Friday (2/4) and Saturday (2/5) at a rate of $179/night. Call 877-744-8822 and make sure you mention Boy Scouts of America Annual Breakfast to receive that rate.

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

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:

  • The Texas Capital and the Texas Capital Visitors Center
  • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • The LBJ Presidential Library
  • The Museum of Natural Science at UT
  • The Center for Mexican-American Cultural Arts
  • The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
  • The Texas Military Forces Museum at the Texas National Guard’s Camp Mabry
  • Austin Nature & Science Center
  • Pioneer Farms
  • Texas Heritage Trail - http://www.bsacac.org/my_files/texas_heritage_trail_2.pdf
  • The Austin Aquarium
  • The Thinkery

CONTACT: Charlie Tinsley at charlie.tinsley@scouting.org.