Boys state

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  1. Brady_bunch28

    Brady_bunch28 Member

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    Hello all, I just got back from my attendance to Maryland Boys State. It was by the far the greatest experience of my life and certainty one of the hardest. If any of you all have any questions regarding this program, I would be more than happy to discuss them. Also, if anyone could answer this for me, how good does it look to an academy that I attended?
     
  2. dcmom3

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    Boys State is almost a requirement anymore for any academy application. Best of Luck you, glad you had a positive experience
     
  3. Stealth_81

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    The latest USAFA class profile shows only 17% of appointees attended Boys/Girls State or Nation. It's a nice thing to have on an application, but far from required.

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  4. NavyHoops

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    Agree, not a requirement, but a positive, especially if a leadership position is obtained. There is no specific item, maybe outside a 1600 SAT, that gets someone in the door. It's a combination of many factors of a well rounded young adult who has great potential to grow into a solid Naval Officer.
     
  5. Naval Architect Wannabe

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    Could be wrong on this, but a friend of mine who went to SLE told me that a West Point admissions officer told him that Boy's State accrued the same amount of points on an application for a service academy as being an Eagle Scout.
     
  6. NavyHoops

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    Wouldn't surprise me. A leadership position at Boys State can help too. Also think about all the volunteer work and leadership opportunities scouts can provide. I think all the additional stuff that can come with scouting also helps out an application.
     
  7. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    While very good on your application, it is not a requirement. Son received appointments to both USNA and USCGA last year and did not attend Boys State.
     
  8. USMA Mom

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    I keep hearing about boys state, and have a high level understanding of the program. However, I don't know how one applies for boys state. Can someone provide suggestions. Also, how does boys/girls state compare to model UN? Thanks in advance.
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    We were selected by the administration at my school. Each school could send two boys to TN Boys' State. I really enjoyed it.
     
  10. USMAROTCFamily

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    Also check to see if your kid can go as an "unsponsored" attendee, which means if he is not selected as one of the 2 from the school, he can apply to pay his own way. It depends on how much room your state has. But definitely ask about it if your kids is not one of the sponsored selectees from your school.
     
  11. Brady_bunch28

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    Through my state, I received an application from my guidance counselor and filled it out with all my information. After I did that, I sent it to my local American Legion Post who then selected 2 kids from just that post.
     
  12. Midwest

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    My DD showed her high school counselor that Girls State was a check box on the application form for the Service Academies and ROTC. We knew very little about the program, but she ended up going and had a great time. If DD hadn't asked, I don't think she would have been sponsored.
     
  13. dcmom3

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    Did not say it is a requirement folks. Just meant that is a way to get your leadership points up.
    Reach out to your local American Legion Post. Our local post sent 4 this year.
     
  14. navarrotrout

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    Have your son ask his guidance councilor. If the school does not really know about it, go to the local Legion post and ask around like I did. The legion auxiliary actually sponsored me with the ok from the post. It was a great experience. friendships to last a lifetime.
     

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