LINCOLN AREA YOUTH PICKED TO ATTEND AMERICAN LEGION CORNHUSKER BOYS’ STATE AND AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY CORNHUSKER GIRLS STATE Cornhusker Boys’ State and Cornhusker Girls State, educational programs sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion and Nebraska American Legion Auxiliary that teach about city, county, and state government in a nonpartisan manner, remain two of the best-known and most respected projects associated with the American Legion Family. Nineteen young men and nineteen young women from the Lincoln area were chosen to be among the approximately 350 high school junior boys and 400 high school junior girls scheduled to attend the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary’s 2020 sessions of Cornhusker Boys State and Cornhusker Girls State. The week-long events were scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 31st, on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus. The delegates would have had hands-on learning as they held their own elections for public office, legislature, and court systems while living as citizens of their mythical towns. Students selected to attend must have demonstrated good scholastic records, leadership qualities, honesty, and good character. Unfortunately, the 2020 sessions of Cornhusker Boys State and Cornhusker Girls State were canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Lincoln’s American Legion Post 3 sponsored most of the Lincoln boys who were to attend and contributed the enrollment fee for some. Denton Post 355 and Stromsburg Post 132 each sponsored and paid for a boy, and a number of other community organizations also contributed enrollment fees. Lincoln’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 and Havelock American Legion Auxiliary Unit 342 sponsored the Lincoln girls who were to attend and contributed the enrollment fee for some. A number of other community organizations also contributed enrollment fees.
Garrison Flags are difficult to man, but the scouts did a super job!
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.
Alex is a member of Boy Scout Troop 76 in Waverly, Nebraska. He received his honor Eagle Scout honor in March 2018.Alex's project was to replace/upgrade wooden street signs on the ground of the Lincoln Regional Center. This project took 3 1/2 months to complete, with over 107 hours in labor. These signs were made entirely by hand. A total of 20 signs and six sign posts were constructed.