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Cove Scouts converge on State Capitol

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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 4:30 am

Boy Scouts from Cove, Kempner and Lampasas will celebrate the anniversary of the scouting organization at the 65th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas on Saturday.

This year, Troop 258 has nine boys attending and Pack 258 will have 12 boys attending, said Rebecca Foster, charter organization representative at Grace United Methodist Church, where three different Scout units hold their regular meetings.

“This is an opportunity for Scouts from all over the state of Texas to join together in one event. There will be a group of delegates from each Scouting Council who enter the Capitol and deliver a report to the governor on the state of Scouting in the State of Texas,” Foster said. “All other scouts will either march in the parade with their unit or be part of their unit’s float.”

Scouts can earn a patch or neckerchief from the event.

The cost of the parade is about $26,000, including fees to the city of Austin, State of Texas, Austin Police Department, Capital DPS Officers, Traffic Control Plan, a barricade company, and sanitation and youth recognition items.

This event kicks off the 104th anniversary celebration of the Scouting movement.

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