Junior Cadet Week

Each year 15 young men at Buckeye Boys State interested in learning about Law Enforcement are chosen by the Ohio State Highway Patrol to spend five days following Boys State at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Columbus, Ohio in an intense mini-training course on the operations of the Ohio State Highway Patrol called "Junior Cadet Week".

"Junior Cadet Week" is a joint program of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio American Legion, Buckeye Boys State, Ohio American Legion Auxiliary, Buckeye Girls State, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary.

At "Junior Cadet Week", the 15 Boys State Representatives, join with 15 representatives from Buckeye Girls State who were similarly chosen plus sons and daughters of Ohio State Highway Patrol personnel.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol provides the training facilities, staff and curriculum. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary covers the cost of food and housing for each cadet plus program materials.

Funding for "Junior Cadet Week" is provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

"Junior Cadet Week" culminates in a formal graduation ceremony attended by the Superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio American Legion Department Commander, Buckeye Boys State President, Buckeye Boys State Director, Buckeye Girls State Director, and members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary.

Junior Cadet Week Flyer