Report to State Parade

posted Nov 1, 2015, 7:26 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jul 16, 2016, 5:04 AM by Troop 1409 Wells Branch - Austin, TX ]
Report to State Parade Feb. 6, 2016 in Austin

The 67th annual Report to the State of Texas is scheduled for February 6, 2016 and I want to ensure that your Council is represented. I invite your Council to send a delegation to this event and help kick off the 106th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. I also invite you to encourage units in your Council to participate in this annual event when South Congress Avenue turns into a sea of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews and Explorer and Sea Scouts.

In addition to official Report to State activities by delegations from councils around the state, and the parade down Congress Avenue, we will have a Scout Spirit Rally on the South Steps of the Capitol. 

We are working with the Capitol Visitors' Center and venues in town to offer tours, advancement workshops and even places to spend the night for units traveling a significant distances. The tradition of sharing the successes of the Scouting movement with the citizens of Texas dates back to 1949. This unique opportunity allows Scouting to present a report of strength, growth, service and demonstrate the effective
implementation of Scouting values.  For many Scouts, this will be the first time visiting their state capital. The legend, lore and history of the great State of Texas can make this  trip an educational, inspirational, and awe-inspiring opportunity for Scouts and adults from your Council.

All 19 Councils in Texas are invited to send a delegation to represent your Council in the official Report to State ceremony in the Texas House of Representatives.  The official Council Report to State Delegations are comprised of six youth who will be seated on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. One Scout delegate will be the Council's representative who will deliver the Council's official report to a high-ranking elected state official. Participation as an official delegate for the annual Report to State event is a high honor for Scouts.

Councils' Report to State Delegations will lead the parade down Congress Avenue and are followed by units from around the state. 

Join the 68th 
Report to State Parade!
Units from all over the state participate in the parade as marchers, riding on floats and riding bicycles and various forms of transportation. Some play band music, others dress in costumes to illustrate historic events and advancement work. 

What will your unit do?
For information about joining the 68th Annual Report to State Parade, click here.