Green Mountain Boys’ State is a leadership laboratory for rising high school senior boys. The central
focus of the program is Vermont town, county, and state government, and its organization, policies and
procedures. Delegates are elected and appointed to offices within the Legislative, Executive, and
Judicial Branches of government. They work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate and discuss
these issues during the Thursday session at the State House in Montpelier, VT on Thursday.
The staff is comprised of teachers, administrators, business owners, lawyers, legislators, and past
delegates. All are volunteers who donate a week of their time to work with our delegates.
Throughout the week, many of Vermont’s elected and appointed officials supplement the members of the staff.
These professionals include town managers, town listers, law enforcement officers, local development authorities,
staff from the Vermont League of Cities & Towns, representatives from the Vermont School Boards Association,
members of the House of Representatives and Senate, the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State,
State Treasurer, Attorney General, and Auditor of Accounts.
The Band is one of the proud traditions at Boys’ State. Other activities include soccer, basketball, volleyball,
and swimming. Delegates organize tennis, running, Ultimate Frisbee and other activities to take advantage of the
facilities at Lyndon State. Lyndon State generously makes their campus and facilities available to the delegates
throughout the week.
Scholarships are awarded to Lyndon State College, Johnson State College, Castleton State College, and Norwich
University. Boys’ State provides two recommendations for scholarship to Middlebury College. The Samsung Corporation
awards a scholarship of $1,000 to a direct descendant of a US wartime veteran. The American Legion awards three cash
scholarships in honor of past directors Richard Curtiss, Harry Loyzelle, and Norm Messier. If you are considering
making application to one of the Service Academies, Boys’ State is a must!
Two delegates and two alternates will be selected to represent Vermont at the Boys’ Nation Program in Washington DC in late July.