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Bay Area CouncilREPORT TO STATE 2024


Report to State 2024

Join us for the 74th 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 3, 2024    

TIME: 7:30 am             


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

COST: $40 per participant

  • Each paid youth delegate will receive a commemorative RTS patch, and an electronic copy of the RTS Group photo. (Photos will be emailed to the delegation leader.)
  • Each paid adult will receive a commemorative RTS patch.

CONTACT: Charlie Tinsley at


2023 Delegate Event Schedule:
7:30 a.m.         Check in @ Breakfast Gathering
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


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


 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,,            (512) 721-8954

Pioneer Farms,,      (512) 837-1215

Camp Mabry,


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 -
  • The Austin Aquarium
  • The Thinkery

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