Dayton Scouts Join in Annual Report to State

AUSTIN, February 7, 2017 - More than 25 Boy Scouts and adult scout leaders from Boy Scout Troop 8 of Dayton, Texas represented the Three Rivers Council at the 68TH Annual Report to State gathering in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Dayton, Texas, Scouts from Troop 8 represented the Three Rivers Council. They were among more than 3,000 Scouts and Scout leaders who marched in a parade up Congress Avenue in Austin to the Texas Capitol for the annual event. Selected delegates from each of the 14 councils in Texas were seated in the House of Representatives at the Texas and reported to Texas Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos, Gov. Greg Abbott’s designee to receive the Scouts’ annual report

Top Row (Left to Right):Paul Newton, Scoutmaster, John Bartee Sr., Troop 8 Committee Chairman, Seth Blankenship, Assistant Scoutmaster, Josh Alley, Assistant Scoutmaster, James Grimes, Trinity District Executive and Alex Dallas. Second Row Down (Left to Right):, Floyd Winkler, Fred Pheister, Tanis Grimes and Erick Bardales. Third Row Down (Left to Right): Draven Guidry, Dylan Kubsch, Brycen Kemp , John Bartee Jr., Wayne Laza and Regan King. Front Row (Left to Right): Adam King, Adam Heathcock, Hunter Alley, Senior Patrol Leader and Robert Balfour, Assistant Scoutmaster

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Life Scout Hunter Alley, Life Scout John Bartee Jr., Life Scout Adam King, Scout Floyd Winkler, and Scout Dylan Kubsch were some of the seated Troop 8 delegates for the Three Rivers Council with John Bartee Jr. delivering the council’s Report to State.

“We were honored Three Rivers Council chose us to represent them in Austin” said Hunter Alley, Troop 8 Senior Patrol Leader. “We have all learned in school the capitol is in Austin, but almost none of us have been inside and sat in the chairs on the floor of the House of Representatives,” said Alley.

“This is the 68th year for Scouts from across Texas to gather together to report to our elected officials about the accomplishments that are occurring in our program,” said John Bartee, Sr., Committee Chairman for Troop 8.

“The values that Scouting was founded upon 106 years ago remain as relevant today as they were more than a century ago,” said Bartee. “We are proud to be instilling these values in the leaders of tomorrow, those men and women who will be leading our state and country in the future.”

In addition to visiting the Capitol, Scouts, their leaders and families also toured the Capitol Visitors Center where they learned about the intricate details of the construction of Texas’ iconic center of government while in Austin.

About Scouting

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Three Rivers Council serves over 4100 boys and girls in Polk, Liberty, San Jacinto, Chambers, Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper, and Newton Counties. For information about Scouting in your community, please visit or call (409) 842-5240.

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