Boys state

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  1. An.Le

    An.Le Member

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    Could anyone tell me what Boys state is and how the program works?
    Thanks
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    http://www.legion.org/programs/youthprograms/boystate

    It's a program run by the American Legion. Leadership type learning and can be a good time. I went to the one in Texas and they break you down into various cities and split you into two different "political parties". You can run for various offices with the highest being Governor. A few from each State are invited to attend the Nation program which takes it one more step.

    Well worth the time to go do it if selected.
     
  3. An.Le

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    What do they use as a basis to determine my basis and abilities for selection?
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Really depends on the particular American Legion post from your area. Some do interview selections, some just look at resumes, some contact schools.

    I would suggest getting in touch with your local American Legion post to get further clarification for your particular case.
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I attended Tennessee Boys' State....and it turned me onto the military. It also gave me a great look into the Tennessee government. I was the chief of police for my city. I still have a friend or two from that experience. Boys' State is also a "check in the box" on your service academy applications.
     
  6. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Yeah, Boys State is a great summer program, and one that will certainly help you out on your application to a service academy, or any college as a matter of fact. I've already got scholarships from some in state schools just because I went to Boys State :eek:....but yeah, if you go you'll have a great time.
     
  7. An.Le

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    I will.

    Thanks for your help, guys.
     

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