For more information, contact:
Robin Hoyle 3rd Vice Commander
Telephone: (562) 346-4930
Sandy Schneeberger, Area 5 Boys State Commissioner
Telephone: (310) 560-5400
The American Legion CALIFORNIA BOYS STATE 2020 Program
Check here for updates: http://www.boysstatecalifornia.org/dates/
January 1, 2020 to March 23, 2020
|Delegate Selection. Delegate completes Online Registration immediately after selection.|
February 23, 2020
|Deadline: Yellow Remittance Cards and Delegate Fees to District Chairperson.|
March 23, 2020
|Deadline: Blue Sponsorship Cards due to District Chairperson|
April 15, 2020
|Delegate Packets available online for Delegates to download from The American Legion California Boys State website: www.boysstatecalifornia.org (Delegates, Parents, Post, and District Chairs notified by Broadcast Email.)|
April 15 to May 31, 2020
|Optional Pre-Session Special Delegate Package Available to order from The American Legion California Boys State website: www.boysstatecalifornia.org|
April 15 to May 31, 2020
|Mandatory District Orientation for Delegates (varies by Post/District)|
June 19/20, 2020
|Delegates depart from home for California State University, Sacramento (depends on location)|
June 26/27, 2020
|Delegates depart California State University, Sacramento (depends on home location)|
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.
At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.
High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.
American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.
For information on California's Boys State, click on the link. BoysStateCalifornia.org
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