Join Post 50
The American Legion, approved by an act of
congress, is a social and armed forces. The organization
was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after
World War I,.. The group has nearly 3 million members in
over 14,000 Posts worldwide.
A Post is the basic unit of the American Legion and
usually represents a small geographic area such as a single
town or part of a county.
A Post is used for formal business such as meetings and
a coordination point for community service projects. A Post
member is distinguished by a navy blue garrison cap with
NY Legion Post 50 of Pelham, New York,
Westchester County was established in October 1923 ,
dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead
high-quality lives with respect and dignity.We accomplish this
by ensuring that veterans and their families, can access the
full range of benefits available
WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE:
We are a small post, we do not even have a building, and yet
we support a Boy Scout Troop (1), we have scholarships,
sponsor Boys State, and promote Americanism . We
participate in several military ceremony. In short, we are a
little post with a big agenda.
A most rewarding experience
Boys State assembly
Boys State general assembly.
Boys State is a week-long program that immerses high school youth (currently completing their
junior year) in citizenship and leadership training. They learn the practical aspects of government
as it exists in New York State, and come to recognize that the individual is integral to the character
and success of government. They also participate in physical fitness, teamwork and other activities,
under the guidance of American Legion counselors and U.S. Marines.
Boys State will be held from June 26 to July 2, 2016 at SUNY Morrisville State College in Morrisville,
If you or a youth you know would like to apply, contact your local American Legion Post to inquire
about sponsoring you to Boys State. Once a Post agrees to sponsor you, you will receive a
notification to go ahead and submit the online application to this year’s Boys State program.
Look over the information packet (below). Once the online application is completed, print out a copy
and then hit the “submit” button.
Download the Commitment/Certification Statement and Physical Exam Certificate (doc and PDF
Boys State graduation day
Passing in review on graduation day.
The Commitment statement must be signed by applicant and parent or guardian, and notarized. The
Certification form has to be completed and certified by a school official. The Physical Exam Certificate
must be completed by your physician and your parent (guardian). (This can be a school physical
exam from the current school year, which can be attached to the form to fulfill this requirement.) You
will need to deliver a copy of the completed application, the Commitment Form, Certification Form and
Physical Exam Certificate, with original signatures, to the sponsoring American Legion Post.
It is recommended you read the Boys State Handbook. If applying for the Samsung Scholarship, see
directions below for filling out the scholarship application online.
Complete the online application:
All citizen information must be provided.
All parent information must be provided.
All sponsoring American Legion Post information must be provided.
Once the application is completely filled out, press Ctrl P to print a copy, then press the Submit button
to send the application to The American Legion Department of New York.
After submitting application, if you find a mistake was made on the application, do not submit another
application. Make corrections on the printed application and the information will be updated when
received at American Legion Headquarters.
2018 Certification Commitment Statement (doc)
2018 Physical Exam Certificate (doc)
2018 Certification Commitment Statement (PDF)
2018 Physical Exam Certificate (PDF)
2018 Boys’ State Schedule (to come)
Samsung Scholarship Application (fill out online)
Samsung Scholarship Application Directions (doc)
Samsung Scholarship Application Directions (PDF)
Go to Samsung Online Application
Boys State Handbook (to come)
Checklist of items to bring to Boys State (PDF)
Boys State of New York website