Who pays for the boys to attend Colorado American Legion Boys State?
Answer: An American Legion Post must sponsor all boys attending Colorado American Legion Boys State. The Post is responsible
for the $275 tuition.
Is the American Legion steering our boys towards the Military?
Answer: NO - Although military service is a requirement for membership in The American Legion, the Boys State program is a
non-partisan state and local government educational program designed to develop and encourage responsible citizenship.
Is attending Boys State helpful for boys applying for an appointment to a Service Academy?
Answer: YES. Military service academies applications do grant additional credit for attending American Legion Boys State.
Are college credits available for completing American Legion Boys State?
Answer: YES. Four (4) credits can be achieved by attending the Colorado Boys State program. More information is available by
Are there scholarships opportunities for boys attending Boys State?
Answer: YES. Scholarship opportunities are available to Boys State delegates. Click here for more information.
Who covers the transportation costs of the boys to and from Boys State, in Pueblo?
Answer: Boys attending Colorado American Legion Boys state are required to provide their own transportation. Some assistance may
be available from the local sponsoring American Legion post.
What personal items should a student bring?
Answer: This information is available in the Boys State Manual page 15 and additional will be provided in a packet mailed prior to
Is there a cost for boys while at Boys State? How much money should a boy have?
Answer: Boys State tuition costs are paid by sponsoring American Legion posts. Citizens will need some spending money during
Boys State and should bring sufficient funds to meet their anticipated requirements. No more than $75 should be necessary for
purchases such as toiletries, laundry supplies, refreshments, and souvenirs.
What are the rules of conduct for the boys at Boys State?
Answer: Refer to Colorado Boy State-Manual Pages 4 & 5.
What is the daily schedule at Boys State?
Answer: Refer to Boys State Guide.
Where will the boys be housed?
Answer: Colorado State University at Pueblo-student dormitory, 2 boys per room. Boys will be assigned to a Boys State city
comprised of 20 to 25 boys. Laundry facilities available-coin operated machines. Students pay for their own laundry.
What is a typical daily schedule?
Answer: Refer to Colorado Boys State - Manual Page 11.
What are the objects of American Legion Boys State?
Answer: The objective of Colorado Boys State is to "educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of
American citizenship." Refer to Colorado Boys State - Manual Page 12.
How do Boys State students participate?
Answer: Refer to Colorado Boys State - Manual Page 12.
How do the boys get the most out of attending the Boys State Program?
Answer: Refer to Colorado Boys State Manual Page 14.
What date, time and place is check in?
Answer: Registration for American Legion Colorado Boys State will take place between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon on June 5, 2010 at
Colorado State University - Pueblo campus.
What is the cost of meals?
Answer: All meals are provided as part of the Boys State tuition paid for by sponsoring American Legion posts.
What is the cost for attending the graduation banquet?
Answer: American Legion Colorado Boys State graduation banquet will be held on Friday June 10, 2011. Parents and family members
are encouraged to attend. Tickets will be on sale starting at registration June 5 and will be sold through Wednesday June 8. The cost
for family members will be announced prior to registration.
Who are former Boys State graduates?
Answer: For a list of some of the prominent American Legion Boys State graduates, click here.
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