The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State will adhere to all WV Bureau for Public Health and Lewis County Health Department guidelines that are in place at the time of the program.Â All participants, as in past years, will be required to have a physical examination and all participants will undergo a medical screening upon arriving at the WVU Jacksonâ€™s Mill facility.Â Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing is encouraged and expected. Participants are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and sanitization wipes. Social distancing and outside activities will occur when possible.Â As of publication, the WV Bureau for Public Health and Lewis County Health Department policies do not require mandatory mask wearing.Â Participants will not be required to wear masks but are encouraged to do so.Â This policy is subject to change and will be updated as necessary.
Friends of The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State,
It is with great disappointment we write to inform you that The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State (ALMBS) has been cancelled for 2021, in accordance with the consensus decision of The American Legion Department of West Virginia Mountaineer Boys State Board of Directors.
Meanwhile, The American Legion Boys Nation, The American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State, and The American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation are all committed to holding their programs, even if it is in a virtual capacity.
Since 1936, The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State has been West Virginiaâ€™s Premier Leadership Academy, and this is officially the 4th time in its history that the program has been cancelled. This would have been the 83rd ALMBS.Â The ALMBS staff stands ready to provide an in-person camp when it is SAFE for our staff and participants. It is anticipated that the 2022 session of ALMBS will
Friends of The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State,
It is with a heavy heart, we write to inform you that The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State has been cancelled for 2020. This decision has been the hardest decision to make during one of the hardest times of our lives. Please know this decision was made after thorough deliberation with our programâ€™s senior leadership and based on the current national and state-wide effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State, The American Legion Boys Nation, The American Legion National Oratorical Finals, and Junior Shooting Sports Competitions have also been cancelled for 2020. West Virginia becomes the 21st state to cancel Boys State this year.
Since 1936, The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State has been West Virginiaâ€™s Premier Leadership Academy, and this is officially the 3rd time in her history that the program has been cancelled. It hasnâ€™t been since
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