Boys State Eligibility

The American Legion has certain qualifications for prospective Boys State citizens. Following are the recommended guidelines employed by most Boys State programs:

Students in high school are considered. Previous participants of a Boys State competition are not allowed to attend a second session. Only those who illustrate leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service in their schools and community should be considered. Merit and ability are the basis for evaluation during the actual citizens selection process.

Boys State competitions are in compliance with federal handicap laws. Most programs require a medical/parental consent certificate signed by a parent and registered doctor.

The selection process often differs in Legion departments.

The ideal method is for schools to recommend lists of eligible candidates to local Legion posts. The post would then conduct interviews and select their representative(s) for the program.

American Legion Boys State Sites and Dates

Click on the state link to go to the state's website where you can find information about the Boys State program and contact information for your state.

Click here for Girls State dates and locations.

Alabama
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dates coming soon!

Alaska
Location coming soon!
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Arizona
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Dates coming soon!

Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas
05/29/2022 to 06/03/2022

California
Location coming soon!
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Colorado
Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO
06/05/2022 to 06/11/2022

Connecticut
Location coming soon!
Dates coming soon!

Delaware
Location coming soon!
Dates coming soon!

District of Columbia
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, D.C.
Dates coming soon!

Florida
Florida State University, Tallahassee
06/19/2022 to 06/25/2022

Georgia
Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA
06/12/2022 to 06/20/2022

Idaho
Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa
Dates coming soon!

Illinois
Eastern Illinois University, Carbondale
06/11/2022 to 06/17/2022

Indiana
Trine University, Angola
Dates coming soon!

Iowa
Camp Dodge, Johnston
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Kansas
Kansas State University, Manhattan
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Kentucky
Location coming soon!
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Louisiana
Location coming soon!
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Maine
Thomas College, Waterville
06/19/2022 to 06/24/2022

Maryland
Location coming soon!
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Massachusetts
Stonehill College
Dates coming soon!

Michigan
Location coming soon!
06/12/2022 to 06/18/2022

Minnesota
St. Johns University
06/12/2022 to 06/18/2022

Mississippi
University of Mississippi, Oxford
Dates coming soon!

Missouri
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
Dates coming soon!

Montana
Carroll College, Helena
05/29/2022 to 06/03/2022

Nebraska
University of Nebraska- Lincoln Campus, Lincoln
06/05/2022 to 06/11/2022

Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno
Dates coming soon!

New Hampshire
St. Anselm College, Manchester
06/26/2022 to 07/01/2022

New Jersey
Rider University, Lawrenceville
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New Mexico
Location coming soon!
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New York
Location coming soon!
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North Carolina
Catawba College, Salisbury
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North Dakota
North Dakota State College, Wahpeton
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Ohio
Miami University, Oxford
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Oklahoma
Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College, Miami
05/28/2022 to 06/04/2022

Oregon
Location coming soon!
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Pennsylvania
Location coming soon!
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Rhode Island
St Andrews School, 63 Federal Rd Barrington RI 02806
06/19/2022 to 06/23/2022

South Carolina
Anderson University, Anderson
Dates coming soon!

South Dakota
Northern State University, Aberdeen
05/30/2022 to 06/03/2022

Tennessee
2021 program Tennessee Technological University
05/22/2022 to 05/28/2022

Texas
University of Texas, Austin
Dates coming soon!

Utah
Location coming soon!
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Vermont
Northern Vermont University - Lyndon, Lyndonville
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Virginia
Radford University, Radford, VA
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Washington
Warm Beach Conference Center, Stanwood
Dates coming soon!

West Virginia
Location coming soon!
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Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
06/12/2022 to 06/18/2022

Wyoming
Wyoming State Fairgrounds, Douglas
Dates coming soon!