Christie White, Americanism and Children & Youth Coordinator

Phone: 740-362-7478 | Email:

Buckeye Boys State will be held June 13-20, 2021 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.


Cancellation of 2020 American Legion Buckeye Boys State

Due to the current Covid-19 forced operation directives in Ohio, the consideration of the health of our members, and of future uncertainties, the American Legion Buckeye Boys State Board of Trustees has decided to cancel the 2020 Buckeye Boys State program.

The American Legion National Americanism Commission will discuss allowing 2020 delegates to participate in the 2021 BBS program alongside those delegates at their fall meeting in October.

2020 Samsung American Legion Scholarships will not be awarded this year; however, delegates can still apply for the US Senate Youth Program.

The US Senate Youth Application can be found HERE

Please notify all Delegates of the cancellation and stay in contact with them in order to ensure they are kept up to date on any future program decisions.

Thank you all for you continued support of American Legion Buckeye Boys State through these uncertain times. Your hard work and dedication to the youth in Ohio is appreciated. We will all get through this together and be stronger on the other side.

More information will be disseminated as it is received.


Mission Statement

The mission of The American Legion Buckeye Boys State is to provide an educational and leadership program that exposes young men to the rights and privileges, the duties and responsibilities, and the love for God and Country necessary to being self-­‐governing citizens.

Vision Statement

Through a practical, objective, nonpartisan approach, participants in the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program are exposed to fundamental democratic principles in local, county and state elections and governmental functions which prepare them for leadership roles as patriotic American citizens.


For additional information on Buckeye Boys State, please click the link below: 

Click here to download the BBS Pamphlet

BBS Program Overview


2021 Junior Cadet Week

Your selection to attend American Legion Buckeye Boys State or Buckeye Girls State qualifies you to compete for an all expense paid program at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. There you will learn the training, duties, and responsibilities of an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper. It’s the… Chance of a Lifetime.

For the 2021 BBS Orientation Schedule