The American Legion
Boys Nation / Boys State
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The Post fully supports this program and has been sponsoring two to three young men each year. To see if you are up to the Boys State challenge, click on the following link : About Boys State
The Boys State Convention is held yearly during the period and location shown below:
- Date of Convention: June 20 - June 26
- Location of Convention: Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia