(UNDATED) – The following is from Scott Weyler, Director of Hoosier Boys State – A Program of the American Legion.
Since 1937, the Hoosier Boys State has enjoyed great success as one of the premier Children and Youth programs sponsored by the American Legion, Department of Indiana. However, this year has brought about a pandemic event, unlike anything we have seen in our lifetime. The Coronavirus is a very serious worldwide event that has forced us all to make tough, but responsible decisions.
As the Program Director of Hoosier Boys State, I am speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors. After consulting with Jennifer LaRose, our contact person at Trine University, a mutual decision has been reached. With tears in my eyes, regarding this year’s program, I regret to inform you that, Hoosier Boys State is canceled for 2020.
I have been in contact with Department Commander Allen Connelly and Adjutant John Crosby concerning reimbursements to sponsors as soon as possible. Thanks to all members of the Board, the Enrollment Committee and the American Legion Department of Indiana Posts. Also, a very special thanks to our dedicated staff. We will assemble in 2021 to make the 83rd Hoosier Boys State truly “A Week to Shape a Lifetime”. Stay safe and healthy. Good Luck!