Selection of Citizens
In the actual selection of boys as citizens of Boys State, merit and ability alone are the basis for selection. No boys are permitted to attend because of either wealth or poverty. Boys State is not a program for underprivileged boys, nor is it a summer camp for recreation. Fees, or “tuition,” are paid by the American Legion Posts or other community-minded organizations, with little or no expense to a young man or his family.
American Legion Posts in the State of Connecticut are invited to send as many delegates as they can afford to sponsor. Many local Legion Posts solicit sponsorship funds from other service organizations to help send more boys to the program. Boys interested in attending Boys State should contact their local American Legion post about sponsorship.