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. They work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate and discuss these issues during the
Thursday session at the State House in Montpelier, VT on Thursday.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 @ 12:00 Noon – Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont.
$275 per delegate
||Delegate team building; Vermont political party information; developing your political platform.
||Election of town officers, Town Orientation, Town Meeting, work on Town Problem
||Primary election for state and county offices, Town Meeting, work on Town Problem
||General Elections, Town Meetings, and Organization of Legislature
Band Concert, Inauguration of State officers.
||Legislative session at the Capital in Montpelier, All-Star games, Marco the Magician
||Town Meetings, awarding of Model Town and scholarships, selection of delegates to Boys’
Nation Program in Washington, DC, closing and departure for home.
is a proud tradition at Boys’ State. Other activities include soccer, basketball, volleyball,
and swimming. Delegates organize tennis, running, Ultimate and other activities to take advantage of
the facilities at Northern VT University - Lyndon. NVU-L makes their facilities available to the delegates throughout the week.
Scholarships are awarded to NVU – Lyndon, NVU- Johnson, Castleton University, and Norwich University. Boys’ State provides two
recommendations for scholarship to Middlebury College. The American Legion awards three cash scholarships in honor of past directors Richard Curtiss,
Harry Loyzelle, and Norm Messier.
Two delegates will be selected to represent Vermont all expenses paid at the Boys’ Nation Program in Washington DC in late July.
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 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.
Please contact Dave Cobb, Director at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
or consult the American Legion – Department of Vermont web site at www.vtlegion.org .
Joe Brody, St. Johnsbury Academy and Jack Fannon, St. Johnsbury Academy 2018 Boys’ Nation Delegates