What is American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State?
It is promoted as a government and leadership conference where the entire delegation will become a fifty-first state and will function according to the laws of the State of Wisconsin. Each day will focus on the various aspects of state government, God & Country and will include daily prayers. Other days at Girls State will be given to the various activities of government. Girls State is not a recreational program. It is a school of government training for which the girl has been selected by her school and the local Unit. She should come prepared to apply herself diligently to the program as it is scheduled. The citizens are divided into political parties, the Federalists and Nationalists. They develop their own party platforms and formulate their own issues.
The girls "learn by doing" as they function on city, county and state levels by electing officials in the manner prescribed by regular election procedures and conducting business on those levels. Every girl is encouraged to participate in some level of the governmental process.
In 2019 Sullivan-Wallen Unit 11 Green Bay sponsored 12 girls from the Green Bay area to attend Badger Girl State held at UW-Oshkosh. The cost of the week long conference is $350 per girl. The girls are chosen from the area high schools. If you would like more information about the program or would like to make a contributuion to help with the cost of sending a girl, please contact Mary Krutz at 920-680-7938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To visit the Badger Girl State website go to www.alabgs.org