Skip to comments.Maine American Legion 64th annual Dirigo Boys State
Posted on 02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST by George Varnum
The American Legion Department of Maine has announced the 64th annual Dirigo Boys State to be held at Thomas College in Waterville from June 19 to the 23rd, 2011.
The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine High School Juniors an opportunity to learn the basic system of politics and governance of a democratic society. Instructors are brought in from a diverse background of legal, educational, and political backgrounds to guide participants in setting up a simulated or "moot" government reflecting that of the State of Maine.
Cost of the Summer program is $275 which may be subsidized by the sponsorship of contributing American Legion Posts, individuals, or businesses. There are also three scholarships available this year.
For more information contact:
American Legion Dirigo Boys State PO Box 900 Waterville, ME 04903-0900 (207) 873-3229 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.mainelegion.org
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I was very proud when my son was selected to attend South Dakota Boy’s State in 1998 and even more proud when he was recognized as best campaign speaker. He was even invited back the following year as a student adviser. I know the experience made a great impression on him.
I was selected as a delegate in 1972 but the Legion post in my hometown didn’t have the money to send the local delegates.
Want to know why??????
They were busted with slot machines. These produced the proceeds to send delegates to Boys State.