One Week to Shape a Lifetime!
Learn by Doing!
Welcome to the official website of Oregon Boys State Leadership Academy. On this website, you will learn everything you need to know to attend Boys State, support it, or tell your friends about it! Oregon Boys State uses a simulation to teach leadership, civics, and service. The simulation includes Executive, Legislative, and Judicial sections, a police department, news media, lobbyists, and postal service, as well as city and county leadership, and more. Citizens "learn by doing" through participation in real-world simulation opportunities, educational activities, invited speakers, and more. Please use the navigation links above to discover our website.
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The American Legion Oregon Boys State is a week long non-partisan civics exercise. We at Boys State believe in our motto "Learning by Doing". To facilitate this we have created a simulated "51st" state called the State of Christensen. The week is divided into numerous activities including sports, hearing Oregon state government officials, a dance with Girls State and of course all activities involved with running our 51st state. Below is a picture of the Christensen State flag.
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