Virginia Boys State provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of three areas of government. At Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

Virginia Boys State is a leadership action program, designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it. Along the way they will have the opportunity to learn the political process. Each level of government will be run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction will be presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Virginia political history.

 

Important Dates

June 20-26, 2021 – Virginia Boys State

     
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About The Committee

 

Chairman:  Bob Shumar (284)

Vice Chairman: Ken Knight (176)

Members: Bill Stramm (56), Jim Flint (127), Denis Confer (57), Douglas Morgan (74), Thom Guthrie (17), Steve Cox (29), Bob Brady (247), William Chan (39), Steve Robertson (290), Marty Pfeifer (176), Ed Amoros (176), Michael Gogan (16), Jim Walsh (244)

Officers of Board of Directors

  • Director: Linden Dixon (139)
  • Deputy Director: Michael Burnett (290)
  • Registrar: Denis Confer (57)
  • Advisers: George Blume (182), Thomas Saunders (29)

Boys State Corporation Officers

  • President: A.B. Brown (74)
  • Vice President: Matthew Hartman (1776)
  • Secretary: Scott Maddrea (244)
  • Treasurer: Larry D. Greene (252)

Purpose: To formulate, recommend and implement adopted policies and procedures for the promotion of Boys State of Virginia and to assist the its Board of Directors in the coordination and implementation of the overall program.

Reporting: The Chairman of Boys State Committee reports its actions and activities to the Department Executive Committee.