The American Legion Department of Ohio continues to monitor the ever changing situation regarding COVID-19 in the State of Ohio, taking into consideration the health of our members and participants. As of this time the 2020 program will take place as planned. We continue to consult State and local government healthcare officials, Miami University, and recommendations from the CDC.

On April 30th Buckeye Boys State will evaluate whether the 2020 program will take place or if alternative dates are an option.

An alternative/online orientation is currently being planned and developed.

As a result of school closures due to COVID-19 Buckeye Boys State has waived the requirement of school signatures on the citizenship forms. Parent and Legion Post signatures are still required. Buckeye Boys State is also being flexible on deadlines.

Buckeye Boys State Delegates and Alternates will be notified if anything changes.

If there are any questions please contact:

To the young men of the current High School Junior class in Ohio:

As a junior in one of the 900+ high schools in the state of Ohio, within a year you will be headed for college, the military, or the pursuit of a vocation.

This summer will be a pivotal one for you in many ways. You have much to do NOW to prepare yourself for your future.

One event this summer can assist you in preparing for your future by providing the experience of living in a college environment; the learning of leadership and management skills to serve you in any career path you choose; the formation of friendships which may last a lifetime; combined with teaching you about a vital part of every citizen's life; how our Ohio government operates and functions.

The Ohio American Legion presents the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program at Miami University.

American Legion Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government.

Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of over 1,200 young men annually, representing nearly 600 Ohio High Schools, several on-line High Schools, and the Home Schooled Community.

The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the State of Ohio.

At Boys State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach. The young men also form friendships which will last a lifetime!

Questions about Buckeye Boys State?
Contact Christie White, Americanism and Children & Youth Coordinator: programs@ohiolegion.com