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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Explore Carroll: American Legion Boys State program taps leadership lesson at McDaniel College

Explore Carroll: American Legion Boys State program taps leadership lesson at McDaniel College

http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5498/american-legion-boys-state-program-taps-leadership-lesson-mcdaniel-college/

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(Enlarge) Students in this year's Boys State march around at McDaniel College in formation. The annual summer camp focuses on leadership and government education. (Photo by Kevin Dayhoff)

For those who may have noticed groups of young men marching around McDaniel College’s campus this week in formation and chanting, rest assured that it’s not a new approach to freshman orientation.

It’s Boys State.

The annual American Legion-sponsored summer program aimed to expose rising high school seniors to the intricacies and working of the federal, state, and local government, came to Westminster this week for its annual session.

During the week, the young future leaders attend hours of classroom instruction, lectures, group discussion and physical training.

This year, 160 boys from throughout Maryland — and three from Germany — are attending the summer residence program on The Hill at McDaniel College. The camp runs June 19-25... http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5498/american-legion-boys-state-program-taps-leadership-lesson-mcdaniel-college/

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