From The Salt Lake Tribune:
“Today’s youth. Tomorrow’s leaders.
That is the motto of the American Legion Boys State. The program is a youth camp meant to “develop leadership and promote civic responsibility in young men.” The companion program for girls — Girls State — promotes the same motto, but its purpose is to “teach young women responsible citizenship,” and to instill, “a deep appreciation for our great nation.”
A subtle difference, but one that most likely explains the controversial dress code. You see, the boys get to wear slacks and T-shirts. The girls must wear skirts and dresses.”
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