American Legion Utah Boys State 2020 Has Been Canceled

American Legion Utah Boys State 2020 Canceled

It is with our deepest regret that today, April 2, 2020 we made the decision to join 28 other states, as well as Boys Nation, in canceling our Utah Boys State program for this year. Given the unknown potential risks associated with the COVID-19 virus that could impact the safety of all our participants, and in favor of an abundance of caution, the decision was regretfully made.

What to expect going forward: All boys that have already registered for Utah Boys State class of 2020 will receive an official letter notifying them of this decision.

All money received will be returned to whomever paid it as soon as the checks can be mailed out.


The 2020 Samsung scholarship program is canceled.

Weber State University (WSU) scholarships: We are working with WSU and hope to get clear guidance and understanding about this year’s Utah Boys State class of 2020. As soon as the information is available it will be posted here.

Utah Boys State Foundation and private scholarships will be needs-based, and any boy desiring to apply will do so next year along with their 2021 Boys State class registration.

We are working to modify our eligibility criteria for the 2021 class to allow for and accommodate any of the 2020 applicants that have completed their online registration, as of today, to be able to participate in the 2021 Utah Boys State program, as a combined junior/senior class. Applicants should expect that they will have to re-apply and go through the process of completing a new and updated registration packet.

We will continue to provide updates through this website, email and social media. Links can be found on the Contact Us page. You may also follow Weber State's status at

As always, email with any questions that you may have.

Boys State

Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders.

The American Legion Boys State program is the country's premiere summer youth camp designed to develop leadership and promote civic responsibility in young men.

Introduction by Weber State University President, Charles Wight

At American Legion Utah Boys State, students participate in mock trials and elections, music, sports and seminars with public officials. Each state program elects student senators who represent their respective state at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C … learn more

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Boys State is more than leadership, athletics, music and arts, mock trials and elections. It's creating lifelong friendships and gaining a valuable education that will last you your lifetime.

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2020 Annual Participation Year

  • American Legion
  • Weber State University Online & Continuing Education
  • Weber State University Academic Affairs
  • Weber State University Walker Institute
  • America First Credit Union
  • Samsung