Boys' State?

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  1. cisco

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    Would Boys' State be as valueable to the SMC's as it would to West Point?
     
  2. solon

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    I don't know. It was such a great experience for me (Michigan). Do it for yourself!
     
  3. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Yes!!! On both The Citadel's and VMI's application, there was a section for it (just as there is for WP). Do it! I still have friends I talk to from Boys State. You will have great memories and a great time!
     
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    I had no real appreciation for Boys or Girls State until my son and daughter went. The SMC and even state Universities rate it high. Can not go wronng and the kids had a very good time
     
  5. cisco

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    Thanks! I want to go, but my school has very little knowledge about it. I was asked by my district commander to contact someone who should have mow knowlede and will call tomorrow. But, just in case, does anyone know how it works for the El Paso, TX area?
     
  6. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Well I know how it works for Texas, although it may be different than Dallas. You contact your local American Legion's officer or post, and set up an interview, then they will sponsor (meaning pay for) you to go to attend Boys State if they like you.
     
  7. educ8

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    My son's Naval Academy Blue Gold Officer told my son the Boy's State ranks nearly as high as being an Eagle Scout. (Take that for what it's worth...but I did hear him say it.) One of my sons went here in PA, and it was a GREAT experience...I'll encourage my younger son go even if he isn't interested in an Academy. It is quite competitive to get into though.
     
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    I should say that my son is also an Eagle Scout and was aghast when he heard that. He spent 11 years as a scout working his way to Eagle (and then some) and spent a great week at Boys State...while Boys State was good...in his opinion (and mine) there is no comparison in terms of the leadership and character development.
     
  9. time2

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    This comes up quite often on this topic, the 'is equal to/ranks nearly as high ....', etc. remarks relate to the preceived point value the Academy assigns these activities during the application process....NOT that the amount of effort is similar/comparable.
     

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