Boy Scouts from all over Texas converged on Austin to celebrate 99 years on Saturday. The 60th anniversary of the parade consisted of 3,000 scouts. After the parade, which ends at the State Capital, the Scouts made their Report to the State.
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On Saturday, during the report to the state @CapitolAreaBSA was live tweeting the event on twitter. Here are some of the reports highlights:
– Alamo Area Council reports a successful food drive in 2008, collecting half million lbs food and clothing for needy.
– Bay Area Council Scouts performed 30,000 hours of community service in 2008.
– Buffalo Trails Council’s Soccer and Scouting program grew by 50% in 2008, getting more Hispanic children into Scouting.
– Capitol Area Council reports 9 Scouts in 2008 received heroism, lifesaving or meritorious action awards.
– Circle Ten Council had a council-record 831 Eagle Scouts in 2008.
– East Texas Area Council reports coming together with the community to recover from a Cub Scout parade accident.
– Northwest Texas Council reports renovating Camp Perkins on 2008, to allow more young people the chance to learn about the outdoors.
– Sam Houston Area Council reports holding relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Ike, including more than 14,000 hours of community service.
– Rio Grande Council reports working with the Diabetes Association to create opportunities for children to enjoy physical fitness programs.
Does your Council participate in a Report to the State on Scouting?