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SLAG
06-11-2006, 02:55 AM
Do we have any Boys State Delegates in the house?


I'm A Stater

are you?

:hmmm:


http://www.legion.org/images/emblem_top.gif

Logical
06-11-2006, 04:16 AM
Not sure what that is but congrats just in case.

patteeu
06-11-2006, 09:20 AM
Do we have any Boys State Delegates in the house?


I'm A Stater

are you?

:hmmm:



What were you in for? Is anal rape as common as they say? Glad you made it out and hope you can keep your nose clean in the future. ;)

SLAG
06-11-2006, 10:31 AM
http://www.ksbstate.org/pdf/2006Brochure.pdf

and

www.ksbstate.org


check it out

Adept Havelock
06-11-2006, 10:34 AM
What were you in for? Is anal rape as common as they say? Glad you made it out and hope you can keep your nose clean in the future. ;)

I think you are confusing Boy's State with the Boy Scouts and/or certain Catholic churches. ;)

banyon
06-11-2006, 10:49 AM
Yes, I was long ago.

http://www.tnboysstate.org/images/front_logo.jpg

BTW patteeu, it is a program of the American Legion to encourage young people to know civics and learn how to march, ugh.

SLAG
06-11-2006, 11:58 AM
I was a delagate 2001.. and you banyon? what is "A long time ago"

patteeu
06-11-2006, 12:05 PM
I think you are confusing Boy's State with the Boy Scouts and/or certain Catholic churches. ;)

:LOL:

banyon
06-11-2006, 12:08 PM
I was a delagate 2001.. and you banyon? what is "A long time ago"

1993. I was still a Republican back then. ROFL

SLAG
06-11-2006, 09:34 PM
1993. I was still a Republican back then. ROFL
you old bastage

Taco John
06-11-2006, 11:45 PM
Not only was I a Stater, but I was also a Sr. Counselor

SLAG
06-13-2006, 10:34 PM
Not only was I a Stater, but I was also a Sr. Counselor
I think i am going to go back next year for the first year as a counsleor


I hear all they do in the off time is Drink Beer and Do Drugs...

Sounds Bi Partisan To me

Taco John
06-14-2006, 01:53 AM
Actually, as I remember it, in the off time, we slept. Being a conselor at those things is pretty demanding, but was one of the most rewarding experiences of my lifetime.

The way it's done in Idaho, the delagates actually get to "run" the state for two days IN the State capital. The elected officials actually get to use the official offices... Ie, the Governor gets to use the Governor's office. The house and senate get to use the house and senate chambers to debate the bills, including using the microphones and paiges.

It was an experience that I truly treasure and a huge part of what formed my political outlook on life. I hope to see my son follow in my footsteps and get the opportunity that I had. As grueling as it was (man they put us to work from morning to midnight), it was an experience I'll always treasure.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-14-2006, 06:35 AM
Two of my better friends were of the six boys state delegates from our class. One of the six scored a 12 on his ACT. Needless to say, some got in on merit, others got in on their daddy's connections.

SLAG
06-14-2006, 12:19 PM
Actually, as I remember it, in the off time, we slept. Being a conselor at those things is pretty demanding, but was one of the most rewarding experiences of my lifetime.

The way it's done in Idaho, the delagates actually get to "run" the state for two days IN the State capital. The elected officials actually get to use the official offices... Ie, the Governor gets to use the Governor's office. The house and senate get to use the house and senate chambers to debate the bills, including using the microphones and paiges.

It was an experience that I truly treasure and a huge part of what formed my political outlook on life. I hope to see my son follow in my footsteps and get the opportunity that I had. As grueling as it was (man they put us to work from morning to midnight), it was an experience I'll always treasure.


That sounds really cool and interesting-

we just had Shitty K-STATE
They had us hang out in the New Work out Faclitly in our off time (when there was time)
Boy that place is a dump (Manhatten)

Mosbonian
06-18-2006, 11:59 PM
Boy's State Delegate from 1973 here....it was held at CMSU. I actually ran the campaign for the delegate that got elected Lt. Governor.

Was a great experience that I value from HS.....and you wouldn't believe the number of times during a job interview in my younger years that it was an asset on my resume'.

mmaddog
*******

Braincase
06-19-2006, 09:12 PM
Boy's State, 1980, Top Dog in the Highway Patrol by appointment. Actually had work to do when some county kidnapped the Lieutenant Govnuh.

Amnorix
06-20-2006, 11:23 AM
I was Boys State in, err, uhh, 1987 or something like that.

It was interesting. No marching, though. Organized activities relating to politics, mostly.

SLAG
06-21-2006, 05:03 PM
we did a TON of marching.... I was in the House of Representives i was the Minority Leader.... we passed a bill from the house and senate to leagize marijuana

Sully
06-21-2006, 05:37 PM
I was at a football camp at CMSU this past weekend. One of the players was talking about how Boy's State was going to be the following week.

As I was sitting in the coaches offices at 4 am Saturday drinking beer I couldn't help but think that I bet they (the counselors)weren't going to be doing that.

I do wish I had gotten involved in stuff like that. I'd be a lot farther along in my knowledge of politics.

ChiTown
06-22-2006, 09:03 AM
Yep

In the 80's.

SLAG
11-22-2006, 08:00 AM
Random Bump time..

jAZ
11-22-2006, 08:27 AM
Not sure what that is but congrats just in case.
I'd heard about it, and assumed I knew about it... but I found this interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_State

Boys/Girls State
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school students between their junior and senior years. Boys and Girls State programs are held in each of the U.S. states (excluding Hawaii), usually on a college campus within that state. Within each state, the Girls and Boys programs are usually held at different campuses, but may also be held at different times (consecutive weeks) on the same campus. At least three states, Georgia, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania host Boys' and Girls' State on the same campus on the same week, Georgia Southern University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania,.

In the early 1930s during the Great Depression, The American Legion grew concerned over public statements to the effect that democracy was failing. How, it wondered, could the United States train its young people in the process of self-government as effectively as Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany seemed to be training their youth groups in the promulgation of totalitarian forms of government. Deciding that the best way to learn something was by practicing it, American Legionnaires began, in 1935, to gather teenage representative high schools together for a few days each summer in a citizenship training program on the processes of city and state government. They called it Boys State.

As this program succeeded and spread throughout the United States, the American Legion Auxiliary began providing similar opportunities for girls of high school age. Thus Girls State was founded. The first Girls State was conducted in 1938 and since 1948 has been a regular part of the Auxiliary's better citizenship programs. By 1984, Girls State sessions were held in all 50 states.

The program participants are divided up into smaller groups that are given city names. The "citizens" of each of these cities then elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock State Legislature. If enough "citizens" are present, then a county level is added to the program between city and state. The participants also elect state officials, such as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and other state-level officials that their real state has. The legislature then meets to organize, elect leaders, and to pass bills, in a way that is similar to how their actual legislature operates. Some states hold mock trials, the participants volunteering as lawyers, criminals, and juries, and others are able to form bands and choirs from the talent pools that they have assembled.

Boys/Girls State is staffed by members and community leaders who volunteer their time and effort to this enterprise. Its administrative costs are defrayed by their Department (state) organizations. Delegates to Boys/Girls State are selected with the help of their high school principals on the basis of potential leadership qualities and must be between their Junior and Senior years in high school to qualify. Through these programs, it is estimated that each summer the American Legion Auxiliary alone is adding 19,000 girls trained in the processes of government to a group that by the end of 2006 will total about 1,103,000.