Florida Boys State has many candidates and unfortunate can only allow 530 boys to attend the session. All of the young men that would like to participate in Florida Boys State must go through an Interview process with a Local Post in order to be selected as a “Delegate” or “Alternate.”
Delegate – A young man who has been selected to represent his sponsoring American Legion Post and attend Florida Boys State.
Alternate – A young man who has been selected to replace or fill a Delegate slot if one becomes available. This young man is NOT guaranteed to attend the Boys State session. If a Delegate slot becomes available the Alternate’s Post Boys State Chairman will contact them and let them know a slot has become available.
Please note: If you are selected as an Alternate there is a possibility of a slot becoming available at any time, even the day before the session starts. You will have to be registered, packed, and ready to go should this circumstance arise.
Your District Boys State Chairman will arrange bus transportation from your District to Tallahassee and back. Your Post Chairman will keep in touch with you to inform you of your District Orientation, where you will find out all of the Transportation details. Area & District Organization
Delegates will NOT be allowed to have their own car on premises during the session.
Parents/ Legal Guardians can provide transportation for their child at their own expense, if they do not want to utilize the District’s Transportation.
Please Note: If you choose to drive your child to Tallahassee please inform your Post’s Boys State Chairman immediately; you do not want to chance your child’s Delegate Slot being given away over a miscommunication error.
Yes! The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Florida hosts Florida Girls State. Click here to check out Florida Girls State
If you have any questions about Florida Girls State please contact: The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Florida at 407-293-7411