The American Legion, Department of Maryland
   

Eligibility:

-Male 2023-2024 High School Juniors with at least 1 semester remaining in Senior Year

-Not particpated or planning to particpate in any other Boys State Program

Maryland Boys State 2024   

Scheduled for June 16-22, 2024 at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD (Subject to change)     The application portal will be live by November 3, 2023

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Maryland Girls State Logo

Eligibility:

-Female 2023-2024 High School Juniors with at least 1 semester remaining in Senior Year

-Not particpated or planning to particpate in any other Girls State Program

Maryland Girls State 2024 

 https://www.facebook.com/ALAMDGS/ 

Scheduled for June 16-21, 2024 at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD (Subject to change)     The application portal will be live by November 3, 2023

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Maryland Boys State 2024 - Scheduled for June 16-22, 2024 at McDaniel College in Westminster MD. ***(Note that dates and location subject to change)

 Deadline for Application is May 1, 2024

MD Boys State Promotional Flyer for Post use

MD Boys State Information Flyer for Post use

Info for Boys State Participants

More Resources :

Student Online Application portal

School letter for High School Counselors

MD Boys State 2024 Facebook page Sign up for the upcoming session group for parents and students

Boys State Girls State Video

MD Boys State 2023 Facebook page  (to get a view of what the week is like from last year program conducted in person)

Maryland Boys State 2019 Facebook page (to get a view of what the week is like from last year program conducted in person)

Maryland Boys State 2018 Facebook page (to get a view of what the week is like from 2018)

Maryland Boys State 2017 Facebook page (to get a view of what the week is like from 2017)

2023 Maryland Boys State Program Book

MD Boys State 2024 Boys State Packing List

Robert O. Allen Memorial Boys State Scholarship Application (Open to 2023 MD Boys State Graduates - Due by May 1, 2024

Samsung Scholarship

General Scholarship

 

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices.

Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. High school juniors are selected by local American Legion posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion post, a local business or another community-based organization.

In Maryland, Boys State is conducted annually and typically begins on Fathers Day and runs through the following Saturday. To be eligible for Boys State, a youth must be a male who has successfully completed their junior year in high school by the beginning of Boys State.  Any boy who has previously attended a Boys State is not eligible.

 

 

Staff Resources

Sr Staff Application

City Mentor App (Jr Staff)

Staff Background Check Portal

General registration link for all applicants to MD Boys State or MD Girls State can be located by clinking this link http://app.campdoc.com/register/mbsmgs (make sure you are selecting the correct type and session; if there is doubt reach out to us at 410-752-1405 or boysstate@mdlegion.org)

Note: Child Abuse Awareness Training will be emailed to you upon notification  of background scheck submission sent to boysstate@mdlegion.org by the applicant

 

MD Boys State Info Flyer

MD Boys State Promotional Flyer

Military.com

American Red Cross

Military Times

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