Idaho Gem Boys State

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students.

A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. American Legion Auxiliary sponsor

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04/20/2022

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Do you know a high school junior who would like some leadership training? Spend one week, June 12-18 at Gowen Field, meet some of our outstanding community leaders. Ask questions, learn about our government and get a chance to sit in the seats of the house and senate, passing bills and making laws. Would you like to sit on the Idaho Supreme Court? You can do that too. Here are a few words from last year’s distinguished graduate.

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Call 208-342-7061 for info and to sign up. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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04/20/2022

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Please call 208-342-7061 if you or someone you know is interesting attending Boys State at Gowen Field.
Open to all high school juniors, home schoolers welcome!!!

A short video from 2 Star General Garshak

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03/22/2022

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Thinking about attending Gem Boys State for 2022? Major General Garshak message to all! (Click link below)

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George Cecil from 2021 boys state and boys nation

02/04/2022

Hello all you 2021 Boys State graduates! I’m just wondering how many of you have found this year’s delegates. Please use your experience from last year to share with a junior for this year. We are currently looking for high school junior boys to fill our exciting program again this year. If you know of anyone you think might be interested in attending, please contact your local post or the Boise State office and we can help bring that delegate to the 2022 Boys State program.

02/03/2022

The application for the 2022 Gem Boys State is available at idaholegion.org go to Gem Boy's State and go to the bottom for forms. Any questions contact your local American Legion Post. or message us here.

07/30/2021

American Legion Boys Nation delegates attend Twilight Tattoo

07/29/2021

2021 American Legion Boys Nation delegates visit Arlington National Cemetery

07/29/2021

2021 Boys Nation senator brings participants together with music

Boys Nation update

Photos from Idaho Gem Boys State's post 06/14/2021

Boys State 2021 Graduation

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Boys State 2021 Day 6

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Boys State 2021 Day 5

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Boys State 2021 "The Capitol"

06/13/2021

It was an amazing year thanks to the Idaho National Guard, the Deans , and all the Counselors and legionnaires that helped make this a successful year.

Photos from Idaho Gem Boys State's post 06/10/2021

2021 Gem Boys State Day 4 Pics

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2021 Buddy Pics

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2021 City and staff pics

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Day 3 photos of the 2021 Idaho Gem Boys State here at Gowen Field; these boys are working hard!

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Part 2 of 2 of day 2 Idaho Gem Boys State

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Here is part 1 of 2 for day 2 of Idaho Gem Boys State

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Photos from Idaho Gem Boys State's post

04/05/2021

We’re going to be holding Boys State at Gowen Field. Get signed up and get ready to come.

Boys State | Official Trailer HD | A24 03/02/2021

Boys State | Official Trailer HD | A24

Here is a taste of boys state

Boys State | Official Trailer HD | A24 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribeRELEASE DATE: August 14 DIRECTORS: Jesse Moss and Amanda McBainEvery year, 1,100 boys head to Austin, TX. Only one will ...

10 things to know about Boys State 02/19/2021

10 things to know about Boys State

Do you want to know what Boy's State is all about click here or contact us through DM

10 things to know about Boys State As 'Boys State,' the award-winning documentary about the Texas Boys State program premieres nationwide, here's a look at The American Legion's premier youth government program.

02/19/2021

Ok Junior and Senior High School Boys, if you would like to come to Boy's State please contact your local post. If you have been and are interested in being a JC message us here to be considered.

10 things to know about Boys State 07/29/2020

10 things to know about Boys State

Its not our program but informative.

10 things to know about Boys State As 'Boys State,' the award-winning documentary about the Texas Boys State program premieres nationwide, here's a look at The American Legion's premier youth government program.

04/01/2020

Idaho Gem Boy’s State for 2020 has been canceled. It is our hopes to bring all the boys from this year that are still interested in 2021. It was a very hard decision reached by the board but every one’s safety is our concern.

01/21/2020

I wish I wasn’t the bearer of bad news, but I just received word that Past Boys State President Tom Mattice has passed this afternoon. RIP Tom I will post funeral arrangements as they become available.

01/20/2020
01/01/2020

It is my sad duty to inform you of the loss of the greatest B-52 pilot to grace Gem Boys State with his presence. Cleve Rice has been called to duty by the supreme commander. We will all miss him and his quick wit.

10/28/2019

So Boys State has just got the ok to sell items. So if you are a graduate stay tuned for them to be posted here. We will have Hoodies, water bottles, and cinch packs for sale online and at Boys State.

Boys Nation 2019: Senate officials elected on Saturday 07/22/2019

Boys Nation 2019: Senate officials elected on Saturday

Boys Nation 2019: Senate officials elected on Saturday Idaho’s Mason Moore elected president pro tempore, Wisconsin’s Manish Raj elected secretary of the senate at Boys Nation.

07/05/2019

Hello all you Boys Staters!! It’s been a month now since you left NNU. My question to all of you is, “even though it’s summer, how many of you have been spreading the word to your lower class contacts about the Boys State Program and your experiences?”

Boys State Cities 2019 06/21/2019

Boys State Cities 2019

Boys State 2019 at State Capitol 06/21/2019

Boys State 2019 at State Capitol

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901 Warren Street
Boise, ID
83706-3825

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