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Report to State
What is Report to State?
Scout delegates from our council and across Texas will gather every February to update state leadership on the community service provided and accomplishments realized over the past year. There is no cost for any of these activities.
What does a typical Report to State look like?
There are two versions of the event:
A) The day starts with a breakfast for the delegates, and then Scouts head to the Capitol grounds for the Scout Spirit rally, the Report to State presentation in the Texas House of Representatives, and then take part in a Day of Service in the afternoon. Eagle Scouts of all ages are also invited to take part in the Eagle Scout re-commitment ceremony.
B) During years when the Legislature is in session, our delegation breakfast and program will be combined in one event in the Capitol annex.
2023 REPORT TO STATE EVENT – FEBRUARY 4, 2023
- Welcome – Ben Hoffman
- Invocation – Judah de la Cruz, Capitol Area Council
- Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge – Gabe Sewell and Alyssa Stauffer, Longhorn Council
- Scout Oath and Law – Alex Sexton, Capitol Area Council
- Keynote – Dr. Tim Urban, University of Texas at Austin,
- Director of NASA’s Space Grant Consortium
- Chair’s Remarks – Keith Graf, Executive Director, Texas Military Preparedness Commission · Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott
- Scout Reports – various councils
- Recognition of Reports – Jordan Hale, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor
Since the Legislature will be in session during this time, the only in-person activity on the day of the event is the delegation breakfast in the Capitol annex. Each council will be limited to a delegation of three youth and three adults. Here is the event schedule:
9:00am – Check-in at the Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, 78701
9:15am – Breakfast is served in the Legislative Conference Center E2.002
9:30am – Program begins
11:30am – Program ends
11:35am – Gather in outdoor rotunda for group picture, delegates released following picture
Each paid youth delegate will receive breakfast, commemorative patch, commemorative cap, and a digital copy of the group photo. Each paid adult will receive breakfast and commemorative patch.
“Relay” activity for non-delegate Scouts/units
In an effort to allow all Scouts an opportunity to participate, we are holding a Report to State “Relay” for those that choose to participate from home. You need to register as a participant. Participants who complete the tasks below between now and February 4, 2023, will receive a patch and units who have more than 75% of their Scouts complete the tasks will receive a unit flag ribbon (unit leaders will need to order the ribbons separately after completion of tasks by their unit).
There are 12 “Relay” tasks:
- Trustworthy – Conduct a trust building team activity with your unit.
- Loyal – Show your loyalty to Scouts by tuning in to watch the virtual live stream of the 2023 Report to State on February 4, 2023.
- Helpful – Before Report to State, complete a minimum of 6 hours of community service and log it in Scoutbook.
- Friendly – Invite two non-Scouting friends to a join scouting event or fun unit activity.
- Courteous – With your parent of guardian discuss manners and how to respectfully treat others.
- Kind – Perform a random act of kindness for someone in your community.
- Obedient – Discuss with a leader you admire, what makes a good leader and encourage your peers to be leaders.
- Cheerful – Show Scout spirit at home, school or in your community.
- Thrifty – Participate in a council sponsored fundraiser or make a gift to your local council’s Friends of Scouting (FOS) program.
- Brave – Interview a “hero” in your community and find out what inspires them to act in a moment of need.
- Clean – Talk to a local official about local pollution and ways to reduce it. Encourage family, friends and peers to follow those instructions.
- Reverent – Attend a service at your place of worship in field uniform.
To prove you have completed these tasks, take pictures and post them to social media using the official event hashtag #RTS2023
If you have any questions about Report to State, please contact [email protected].