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.


**2021 American Legion Buckeye Boys State Program Update**

American Legion Buckeye Boys State leadership had a conference call with Miami University and discussed delegate numbers and the safety of staff and delegates in accordance with Miami University’s guidelines and the Governor’s mandates. After much discussion, Miami University is best suited during this time to accommodate no more than 600 delegates due to Covid restrictions.

We are in the process of determining the most efficient and fair way to incorporate delegates equally among the Districts.

As of right now, we need ALL Enrollment request forms returned with payment to Department Headquarters NO LATER THAN April 1st if you are planning on sending a delegate. Any enrollment request forms received after April 1st will be put on a waitlist in case selected delegates cannot attend. ALL delegate registration forms need to be returned to Department Headquarters NO LATER THAN May 1st. Any delegate registration forms received after May 1st will be put on a wait list and listed as an alternate. If your delegate is unable to attend due to limited capacity, your Post can request a refund via the refund request paperwork or carry it over for the 2022 program.

As you select your delegates, please prioritize and rank your delegates in order of preference to attend the program if the number of delegates sent by each Post is limited.

We know restrictions and mandates can change before BBS, and we will reevaluate with Miami University closer to the program. We are also having scheduled weekly discussions with Miami University and will keep you informed if there are any further changes.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but we are determined to have a 2021 American Legion Buckeye Boys State Program as well as keeping all staff and delegates safe.

Any questions, comments or concerns can be sent to Jim Koppin at or Christie White at

60 Big Run Rd., Delaware. OH 43015 | (740) 362-7478 (Office) | (740) 362-1429 (Fax) |


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

For the 2021 BBS Orientation Schedule Click Here


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.