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Political Career Path

At the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State numerous opportunities exist for participants to run for political office. At the state level, participants may run for Governor, Auditor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, or Justice of the Supreme Court. At the county level, participants may run for Sheriff, County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Assessor, County Commissioner, Prosecuting Attorney, State Senator, House of Delegates, Magistrate, Circuit Judge, or Board of Education member. At the city level, participants may run for Mayor or City Council member. All Citizens are encouraged to run for election; however, participants may only run for one office at each level (State, County and City).

Hired Position(s):

Legal Career Path

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State operates a fully functioning legal system and is chaired by members of the staff who, by profession, are Attorneys, Judges, and Administrative Staff Personnel within West Virginia Courts. Each American Legion Mountaineer Boys State county will prepare and present a court trial that will be reviewed and evaluated by visiting Attorneys from the Harrison County Bar Association. The ALMBS Courts hear a variety of the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State offenses.

ALMBS Law Lecture

Journalism Career Path

At ALMBS, a daily newspaper and nightly news broadcast are produced to keep citizens informed about daily events and upcoming schedules. A General Manager oversees both productions. The newspaper staff is comprised of a newspaper editor, reporters, photographer, and graphic design editor; while the news broadcast will have a manager, reporters and cameramen.

ALMBS Journalism Job Application

Banking Career Path

One of the most important educational and functional segments of the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State program is the ALMBS Bank. The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State Bank gives each Citizen an opportunity to learn personal financial management and responsibilities. Several positions including President, Vice President, Accountant(s), and Teller(s) are available for those interested in learning about banking institutions.

ALMBS Bank Job Application

Law Enforcement Career Path

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State operates a functioning Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Section (DNR Police Officers) and State Police chaired by West Virginia State DNR Police Officers and State Troopers who are assigned to ALMBS. The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State DNR Police Officers and State Troopers attend a Police Academy during the week and perform a number of law enforcement responsibilities within the program.

ALMBS Law Enforcement Job Application

National Guard Career Path

There exists at the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State a functioning National Guard/Homeland security component. The mission of this component is to successfully mobilize and deploy soldiers, units and resources as necessary to meet missions and to add value to the ALMBS. The ALMBS National Guard/Homeland Security component exists to play a key role during floods, fires, and other disasters and is involved in helping during natural and manmade disasters and civil emergencies. Members of the ALMBS National Guard/Homeland Security component may be selected to participate in flag-raising and lowering functions as well as command responsibilities during the formal review.

ALMBS National Guard / Homeland Security Job Application

Emergency Services Career Path

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State operates a functioning Fire Department, 9-1-1 dispatch center, and Emergency Medical Services station throughout the week. These departments are overseen and operated by the County Emergency Services Director(s). These brave young men will participate in an Emergency Services Academy which will encompass aspects of county based Emergency Medical, Firefighting, and 9-1-1 communications training. (Please note: No citizen will be asked to participate in any form of danger or dangerous environment.) After participating in the academy, citizens will take on a number of responsibilities throughout the week to ensure safety of their fellow citizens and respond to/participate in various scenarios that will show them how the workings of government bodies directly affect the emergency services in the state.

ALMBS Emergency Services Job Application

Staff

The staff of the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State is comprised of over 75 highly motivated and qualified individuals who work with one goal in mind: To make your week at the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State one of the most rewarding, educational, and worthwhile experiences of your life. All staff members are volunteers and receive no financial compensation for their participation.

Athletics

Throughout the week at the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State, athletic events are held where participants engage in team building exercises and competition with the other cabins at the program.

The following athletics are available during the program: Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, One Pitch Softball, Volleyball, Tug-of-War, and Swimming

Choir

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State traditionally has an excellent choir. The choir performs for assemblies, meals and other events. These talented individuals lead the camp in the camp song - Men of Tomorrow - a tradition that has been maintained throughout the history of the program. The choir also sings patriotic music at our Veteran's Assembly.

Band

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State traditionally has an excellent band. The band plays for assemblies, flag raising, Formal Review, political rallies, and other events. Each night, when time permits, an informal gathering of musicians occurs on the porch of Marion Cottage. This allows those interested to showcase their talents.