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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Wisconsin
Badger Girls State

Click link below to be directed to the ALABGS website www.badgergirlsstate.org

Seventy-Fifth Session

June 17-22, 2018

          

What is American Legion Auxiliary

Badger Girls State?

It is promoted as a government and leadership conference where the entire delegation will become a fifty-first state and will function according to the laws of the State of Wisconsin. Each day will focus on the various aspects of state government, God & Country and will include daily prayers. Other days at Girls State will be given to the various activities of government. Girls State is not a recreational program. It is a school of government training for which the girl has been selected by her school and the local Unit. She should come prepared to apply herself diligently to the program as it is scheduled. The citizens are divided into political parties, the Federalists and Nationalists. They develop their own party platforms and formulate their own issues.

The girls "learn by doing" as they function on city, county and state levels by electing officials in the manner prescribed by regular election procedures and conducting business on those levels. Every girl is encouraged to participate in some level of the governmental process.

 

Dates And Location

American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus, June 17-22, 2018.  Delegates will be housed in Gruenhagen Conference Center and all meetings will be held in various campus buildings.

 

Fee

The sponsorship fee is $300.00 per delegate.  Each delegate will pay a $25.00 registration fee when they arrive on campus.  Make checks payable to ALABGS (American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State) and send to the American Legion Auxiliary Department Headquarters (PO Box 140, Portage, WI 53901). A $50.00 fee will be withheld for expenses already incurred when a cancellation of a delegate/alternate is received on or after April 16.  After May 1, there will be no refunds.  There will be an appeal process in special cases regarding refunds.  The Executive Director will handle appeals on a case by case basis.  Units are encouraged to inform their school(s) of this so delegate(s) are aware of the seriousness of their commitment.

 

Candidate Eligibility

Girls sent to American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State are to be selected by the high school faculty, working with the sponsoring American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Each girl must meet all of the following eligibility requirements before being considered a candidate:

 

1.  Be enrolled in the Junior year of a Wisconsin public, parochial, private high school or home school, whether she resides in Wisconsin or a neighboring state.

2. Have an interest in government and citizenship.

3. Have a scholastic rating in the upper half of her class.

4. Have outstanding qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability and participation in extra-curricular activities.

 

Orientations

Informational meetings called orientations will be held in almost every county in Wisconsin.  A schedule can be found on the American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State website (www.badgergirlsstate.org) under the Orientation info tab. If a delegate is unable to attend an orientation in her own county she is welcome to attend a neighboring one. 

 

For Further Information

Contact The

Executive Director:

Mrs. Dee Woolf
 

American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Wisconsin

2930 American Legion Drive

P.O. Box 140
Portage, WI 53901-140

Phone: 608-745-0124

Toll Free: 866-664-3863

Fax: 608-745-1947

email: bgsadmin@badgergirlsstate.org

 

Coordinated by

Gruenhagen Conference Center

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

208 Osceola St

Oshkosh, WI 54901

 

If you would like to apply to become a counselor at ALA Badger Girls State
click link below:
 ALABGS Counselor application
 
If you have any questions, contact Joanie Dickerson, Assistant Executive Director at jomaried@gmail.com