2017 Report to State Parade



February 4, 2017

Celebrate the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 68th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and STEM Scouts from all over Texas march up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. Scout Delegates from each council in Texas are seated in the House of Representatives and report to a member of the state government about Scouting accomplishments in their council from the past year.

Event basics

  • CLICK HERE for the event overview flyer
  • There is no cost to participate in the parade
  • Your unit will be able to pre-order souvenir patches; pricing and order info coming soon
  • Pick up your patches at the NW corner of Congress Avenue & Cesar Chavez (1st Street) outside the Radisson Hotel on the morning of the event (pick up, sign for your souvenirs by unit number)
  • CLICK HERE to get the latest downtown parking information from the City of Austin

Patch sales

  • Please encourage patch sales among your unit membership. Patch sales are the only income stream for this event and determines its success and continuation.
  • Rising costs to operate the parade are directly connected to patch prices (costs: $30,000 in parade expenses including fees to the City of Austin, State of Texas, Austin Police Department, Capital DPS Officers, traffic control plan, barricade services, sanitation and youth recognition items)

After the parade

  • We invite you to visit some of the many historical and local points of interest in our state capital (more information in the Event Overview Packet; CLICK HERE)

Are you registering a unit?

  • Registration will be available soon

Are you registering a council delegation?

Help promote your participation in Report to State

  • CLICK HERE for a media relations guide for units
  • CLICK HERE for a media relations guide for council delegations

Photos from past Report to State events