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Rusty Ridley Boys' State Chairman

Rusty Ridley

Welcome to The American Legion's Wonderful Wyoming Boys' State website. On behalf of the almost three million members of The American Legion, I urge you to consider attending this outstanding program. If you decide this is a program you are interested in attending, please contact your school guidance counselor or local American Legion post.

American Legion Boys' State is an experience you will remember for a lifetime. It has been the springboard for many careers in public service. For some, it has been an opportunity to develop friendships, camaraderie and to share experiences extending long after the on-site program ends.

This program is not a sports camp or summer camp, however it is an intense week of studying, and forming city and state government. You will experience government in a practical sense by actually participating in it. Boys' State is a leadership action program which teaches government, its structure, and proves that government is just what you make it.

As you browse the site, you will find a schedule of events for the week. The Wyoming Boys' State program is recognized as one of the "top" programs in our nation. Read through all of the information and decide if you want to attend. Please contact me or one of the local American Legion posts; they have complete information on the program.