The dates for Alabama Boys State are May 28th – June 3rd, 2023.
The Alabama Boys State program is located on the campus of Troy University,
Registration is on the first Sunday morning of Boys State. Registration will take place at Rushing Hall on the campus of Troy University. All participants MUST be registered NO LATER THAN 1:00 p.m. on this first day of Boys State. If you must arrive after 1:00 p.m., check in with the Boys State office immediately upon arrival on campus.
There are elected offices on three levels – citywide, countywide, and statewide. You can run for any office you want whether it be Mayor of your city, or Governor of the whole state. All it takes is determination and the will to succeed. If you do not win an election, run for another office! Boys State runs on the leadership of its elected officials.
If you are interested in participating in the band and chorus you are welcome to bring your instrument. In fact, we encourage it!
Get plenty of rest! Boys State is a fast-paced program. Also, read the Program Schedule by clicking here. The more you know about the program the better you will fare. You may also want to brush up on your public speaking skills since you will need them!
Yes! You are allowed to drive your own vehicle to Boys State. You will be instructed where to park when you arrive on campus. You must turn in your keys to your head counselor.
Medications must be kept in the Boys State Headquarters. Medication will be dispensed to student by the headquarters staff and kept under lock and key. If any special medication requirements are needed please contact Christy Jones via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys State is what you make it. If you don’t involve yourself, you are missing out on a great opportunity. Every activity has the potential to earn awards. The more you are involved, the better your city’s chances of succeeding, and the more you will take away from the program.
After reviewing the citizen’s schedule you’ll see that each day is packed with activity. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. and “Lights Out” is at 10:30. Interest groups typically take place in the morning and lunch is at noon. Sports competitions are generally held in the afternoon. and General assembly’s featuring keynote speakers typically take place in the morning, noon, and evening.
Boys State is a pure democracy in that every citizen is allowed to vote and participate in the political process. Each citizen will be assigned a political party prior to coming to Boys State. Boys State employs the two-party political system. The two parties at Boys State are called the Federalist Party and the Nationalist Party. Neither party is associated with any real-life political party. Each year, citizens develop their own party platforms and their own style of governing.
Beginning on Monday of the program, there will be an athletic period each afternoon before the evening meal. Every citizen is required to participate in a variety of sporting events. Those events include basketball, various track & field events, and other sports as facilities are available.
Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea’s aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. As of 2019 the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $6.5 million in college scholarships to 2,266 applicants since its inception in 1996.
To learn more and fill out the application click here.
The American Legion Alabama Boys State is proud to partner with various universities across the state of Alabama to provide leadership and academic scholarships. To be eligible students must attend the American Legion Alabama Boys State and complete the weeklong program. To be considered for the additional scholarships provided by in state institutions to Alabama Boys State attendees, delegates should complete the online scholarship.
To fill out the application click here.