Our fourth pillar of service, Children and Youth, is guided by three main objectives: to strengthen the family unit, to support quality organizations that provide services for children and youth, and to provide communities with well-rounded programs that meet the physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of young people. The Legion works to provide hope for children who face health, safety, discipline or home-life challenges, and provides opportunities for young people to succeed.
Through the years, many, many organizations and individuals have generously donated to Post 141 and Legion Posts around the country to send delegates to Legion Boys State. This year we take the time to recognize the Glenwood Lions Club, a $1000 donor, The SW Iowa Sportsmans Club, a $200 donor, and Dr. George Weber, a $100 donor. We greatly appreciate these partnerships with other organizations and individuals that share a common goal in supporting America’s children and youth.
If your organization, or you as an individual would like to donate to Post 141’s Boys State program, know that we keep a separate scholarship account only utilized for the purposes of Hawkeye Boys State. In 2019, our scholarships will pay for 4 delegates. This year, we have 6 interested youths. As in the past, the committee will interview the nominees and use a standardized criteria to choose the four delegates. If you are interested in sponsoring delegates, or donating to our scholarship fund, please contact Post 141, or send a check to Glenwood Post 141, 104 N. Vine St., Glenwood, IA 51534. We would greatly appreciate your support.