About Boys Nation
Two representatives from each of the 49 Boys States
represent their state at Boys Nation in Washington, where the
young leaders receive an education on the structure and
function of federal government.
The first Boys Nation then called Boys Forum of National
Government convened at American University in Washington
in August 1946. The 1946 American Legion National
Convention adopted the event as an official youth activity.
Three years later, it
became American
Legion Boys Nation.
At the event, each
delegate acts as a
senator from his Boys
State. The young
lawmakers caucus at
the beginning of the session, then organize into committees
and conduct hearings on bills submitted by program
Senators learn the proper method of handling bills, according
to U.S. Senate rules. Participation in the political process is
emphasized throughout the week, including organization of
party conventions and nominating and electing a president
and vice president.
The week of government training also includes lectures,
forums and visits to federal agencies, national shrines,
institutions, memorials and historical sites. On Capitol Hill,
Boys Nation senators meet with elected officials from their
home states.
Since Boys Nation began in 1946, a number of its graduates
have been elected to public office, including presidents,
congressmen, state governors and state legislators. Many
others have been inspired to work for the campaigns of
individuals seeking public office.
For more information:
The American Legion, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206
or more information:
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Questions? (530) 327-9126
Commander Bob Wilson
6550 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969

Phone (530) 327-9126
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