What are the two recommended leadership conferences?

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  1. xray328

    xray328 Member

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    Hey guys, I forgot which two leadership conferences were recommended. I think Boys State was one for his junior/senior year? Wasn't there another one he'd go to as a Sophomore?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Christcorp

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    There's a lot of different types of leadership activities that applicants can try and do. Remember however, the reason some like boys state is looked upon so highly, is because it's NOT something you can just decide to do. It's something you are usually nominated for and then you're selected. E.g your school counsellors or teachers recommend you for boys state and the local American legion selects. It's competitive.

    But there's all sorts of leadership opportunities available for all sorts of interests. Jrrotc, cap, scouts, band, political groups, 4h, Fbla, etc. if they are competitive, that's better, but any leadership conference or activity is better than nothing.
     
  3. xray328

    xray328 Member

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    Can you ask them to nominate you? Or how's that work?

    I could swear there was another one that was highly recommended in between sophomore/junior year.
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    You can definitely make the "powers that be" aware that you would like to represent your school at Boys State!!

    I know a young man this year that did precisely that; the school wasn't sure who they wanted to nominate and he walked in and very professionally made a case for himself.

    He loved Boys State!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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  5. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

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    It varies by school. I talked to some people at Boys State and some said they were simply asked by a teacher if they wanted to go and said yes, while others said that they had to go through a selective process and not everyone that wanted to go got to go.

    Boys Nation maybe? That's for Juniors as well though.
     
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    Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminars are for sophomores.
     
  7. navarrotrout

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    Hello there. I had the wonderful experience of attending boy's state this year in California. My school had no idea what boys state was, which I thought was weird. But thankfully, i had been volunteering at my local legion during fundraisers and just asked to be sent. They happily obliged, granted no one else from my school applied. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the program.
     
  8. Boozebin

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    If I'm not mistaken in order to do Boy's Nation you have to be elected to the 2 highest position in Boy's State. You will then represent your state at Boy's Nation. Can't do Nation without going to State first.
     
  9. frenzymando

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    It actually depends on the Boys State, but you are right in that you do have to attend Boys State to attend Boys Nation. Some states do it the way you said where the 2 highest positions get to go, but some states conduct interviews to decide who goes and the 2 highest positions don't necessarily get to go to Boys Nation.
     
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    Thank for the clarification! Didn't know that some state do this differently. I guess that's what I get for assuming that since it's run by the Legion it would be the same in every state.:zip:

    Thanks again.
     
  11. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    We voted (after people campaigned) for who would go on to Boys' Nation for TN Boys' State.
     
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