Boys State is a comprehensive one week course in state and local government . Florida American Legion Boys State is a "leadership action program" where qualified male high school juniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it. Along the way they will have the opportunity to learn the political process. Each level of government will be run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction will be presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Florida political history.
This year, a new process has been established to assist the Posts in making their selections for delegates to attend Boys State. An application is now necessary as part of the process. There are several ways to obtain an application to be interviewed for Boys State.
After the Post receives the applications, they will schedule interviews to make their selections on who will chosen delegates and who will be alternates.