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51 Tanglewood Drive
Essex Jct. , VT 05452

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(802) 316-0266



Green Mountain Boys’ State is a leadership development program for rising high school senior boys.

  • The focus of the program is Vermont town, county, and state government.
  • Delegates are elected and appointed to offices within the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches of government.
  • Delegates work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate these issues at the State House in Montpelier on Thursday.
  • If you are considering making application to one of the Service Academies, Boys’ State is a must!

  • Dates & Times: Sunday, June 25th 12:00 pm- Friday, June 30th 10:30 am.

    Location:Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.

    Cost: No costs to delegates. A $400 delegate fee is covered by the American Legion.
    To Apply for Green Mountain Boys’ State Complete the Application HERE
    To learn more about Green Mountain Boys' State you can visit our website HERE

    General Schedule:
    Sunday: Delegate team building; Vermont political party information; developing your political platform.
    Monday: Election of town officers, Town Orientation, Town Meeting, work on Town Problem
    Tuesday: Primary election for state and county offices, Town Meeting, work on Town Problem
    Wednesday: General Elections, Town Meetings, and Organization of Legislature
    Legion Recognition & Parents’ Night: Band Concert, Inauguration of State officers.
    Thursday: Legislative session at the Capital in Montpelier, All-Star games, Marco the Magician
    Friday: Town Meetings, awarding of Model Town and scholarships, selection of delegates to Boys’
    Nation Program in Washington, DC, closing and departure for home.

    A variety of sports as well as The Boys’ State BAND

    The Samsung Corporation awards a scholarship of $800 to a direct descendant of a US wartime veteran.
    The American Legion awards three cash scholarships in honor of past directors Richard Curtiss, Harry Loyzelle, and Norm Messier.

    Boys’ Nation Program:
    Two delegates will be selected to represent Vermont all expenses paid at the Boys’ Nation Program in Washington DC in late July.

    Staff & Volunteer Resource People:
    The staff is comprised of teachers, administrators, business owners, lawyers, legislators, and past delegates. All are volunteers who donate a week of their time to work with our delegates.

    Throughout the week, many of Vermont’s elected and appointed officials supplement the members of the staff. These professionals include town government officials, law enforcement officers, local development authorities, staff from the Vermont League of Cities & Towns, representatives from the Vermont School Boards Association, members of the Vermont House of Representatives, The Vermont Senate, the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and Auditor of Accounts.

    ALL Information:
    Please consult the American Legion – Department of Vermont web site at www.vtlegion.org or contact the director at any time at gmbsvtdirector@gmail.com .

    Joe Brody, St. Johnsbury Academy and Jack Fannon, St. Johnsbury Academy 2018 Boys’ Nation Delegates

    The American Legion
    Department of Vermont HQ
    126 State Street, P.O. Box 396
    Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0396
    Fax: (802)223-0318

    Service Officer Information
    Larry Thompson - DSO
    American Legion Service Office
    215 No. Main St.
    White River Jct., VT 05009
    Phone: (802)296-5166
    Office: (802)295-9363 X5166 OR 5266 Email:Lawrence.thompson@va.gov

    Residents Of NH
    Michael Hartt - (603)222-5786


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