The South Dakota American Legion Boys State is the premier program for teaching how government works, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

In this exciting summer program, you can actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.

SD Boys State will be held on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD from May 29 - June 2, 2017.

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75th Annual Session

The South Dakota American Legion will be hosting the 75th Annual Session of South Dakota Boys State in 2017.

Boys State Highlights