Christie White, Americanism and Children & Youth Coordinator

Phone: 740-362-7478 | Email:

Buckeye Boys State will be held June 11 – 18, 2023 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.


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(s) below: 

Click here to download the BBS Pamphlet

BBS Program Overview


For the 2023 BBS Orientation Schedule Click Here



2023 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.

»Click Here for the Junior Cadet Week Flyer