E.L. Young is proud to serve our veterans, at home and abroad, our children, community, and senior citizens. Every year we give out scholarships to deserving high school graduates within Tarrant County. In order to be considered, please click on the button, on the left, and complete the application. The Deadline is May 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
In the Spirit of Service and not self.
Yes! Another Year of Boys State!
About Boys State
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a separate but similar program for young women called Girls State.

At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.

Legion posts select high school juniors to attend the program. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring post, a local business or another community-based organization.

Boys State programs currently exist in all Legion departments in the United States except Hawaii. As separate corporations, Boys State programs vary in content and method of procedure, but each adheres to the same basic concept: teaching government from the township to the state level.

This year, under the direction of Joe Page (Far Left) , E.L. Young will be sending four young men to Boy's State in Austin, Texas. Last year District 12 sent over 400 young men to boys state and the overall head count was approximately one thousand. This year we are on target to send the same amount or more.
A program of this scope encompasses many important objectives. The American Legion feels the following are the most important:
  • To develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship. The American Legion hopes that each young man attending Boys State will return to his community a better citizen and display his willingness to make greater civic contributions.
  • To develop a keen interest in government.
  • To develop in the young citizens of Boys State a full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United States of America. The American Legion Boys State teaches citizens the glorious traditions of this country
  • To develop in the young citizens a determination to maintain our form of government
The final two objectives come from the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion:
  • "To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation . . ."
  • "To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy

E. L. Young Calendar of Events
May 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Church Within Bible Study

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - The Presbyterian Night Shelter veterans pre Memorial day picnic will be at the Park behind Patriot House. Park opens at 3pm for setup. Dinner will be served 4 to 6. Volunteers are needed. Bring your own lawn chair. If you have any questions please contact Betty Heedley at 817-229-5903.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am -Church Within Worship Service
Memorial Day
Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 7:00 am - Flag and Memorial Ceremony at Cedar Hill Memorial Park

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - ALA Unit 838 Executive Meeting
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Church Within Bible Study
Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - AL Young Post 838 Executive meeting

JUNE 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - E.L. Young Meeting
Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - ALA Youth Meeting
Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 12:30 am - ALA Meeting

Sunday, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am -Church Within Worship Service
Wednesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Church Within Bible Study

Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - ALA Friday Night Food and Celebration of Veterans and out community

Sunday, June 10 - 15, 2018 Boys State & Girls State, Austin, Texas

Friday, June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Stage Production
Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Rental, Birthday Party

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