Post Info

American Legion Posts may reserve delegate spots for the 2020 session of Boys State. Complete the online reservation and send in your check ($250 per delegate if done before January 1 – $300 if done Janauary 1 or later) to Department Headquarters:

The American Legion of Iowa
Attn: Boys State
720 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA  50309

American Legion posts eligible to request refunds for delegate reservations may do so up to April 1. Requests for refunds done after April 1 will not be honored. Please contact Department Headquarters if you have further questions. To request a refund, fill out this form completely during January 1 – April 1.


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Timeline and Deadlines:

October 2019 – Post Reservations Open Online for $250 Per Delegate (Please see below to make your reservations)

November 15, 2019 – Boys State District Orientation Information Deadline

December 14, 2019 – Boys State Board Meeting at Department Headquarters

December 31, 2019 – $250 Per Delegate Early Bird Reservation Deadline

January 1, 2020 – $300 Per Delegate Reservation Begins (No Exceptions)

January 1, 2020 – Refund Requests Open (Please see below to make your request for your post)

January 15, 2020 – Delegate Registrations Open (Instructions are provided to Boys State Post Chairmen to distribute to delegates)

April 2020 – Boys State Orientations Begin (Schedule will be made available in the Spring)

April 1, 2020 – Refund Requests Deadline (No Exceptions will be made after this deadline)

April 1, 2020 – Delegate Registration Deadline

June 21-26, 2020 – Boys State Program at Camp Dodge

June 23, 2020 – Legionnaire’s Day at Camp Dodge

June 24, 2020 – Boys State Board Meeting at Camp Dodge

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720 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA  50309
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