6th District Department of Wisconsin


The Fighting Sixth District 

Badger Boys

JUNE 11-17, 2023

Badger Boys State found a new home in 2022, the UW Eau Claire campus.

Tomorrow's Leaders Built Legion Strong

Badger Boys is a week-long journey through a great many things that make us who we are; leaders, friends, students, athletes, and most of all citizens of our respective cities, towns, and our great state.  The journey can be described as the most challenging and most rewarding (and fun) experience by those who have already participated in the program.

This program is designed to teach boys that the American form of government is stronger and more vital in today's world of struggle than ever before.  It teaches that the American people have no more precious possession than that great document, the Constitution, which at once safeguards and transmits to posterity those principles of the great American heritage -- justice, freedom and democracy under God. Approximately 900 boys from every part of Wisconsin will come to Badger Boys State this year.  

Upon arrival at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire campus, boys are grouped into cities and counties, which will form a "51st state."  For eight days the citizens of the "new state" carry out all the main functions of city, county, and state government using basic laws and fundamental procedures of the State of Wisconsin as their guide. The boys themselves elect their own municipal, county and state officials.  

As alderman or county supervisors they frame, present and pass their own ordinances and laws; their own police and sheriffs will enforce them.  As attorneys they prosecute or defend, or as judges, hear cases in their own courts.   Through this program, these leaders of the future develop a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation.


Badger Boys State

PO Box 388

Portage, WI 53901

Phone (608) 745-1090

Email:  info@badgerboysstate.org

Website: https://badgerboysstate.org/