The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is dedicated to the over 90,000 young men of Ohio who, since 1936, have been the inspiration for the Buckeye Boys State program; the hundreds of former Boys State citizens who have served as members of the Buckeye Boys State staff; and to those members of The Ohio American Legion who as Trustees and Commissioners of Buckeye Boys State, have served to shape and guide the Buckeye Boys State program for the betterment of America.