Copyright 2013 American Legion Post 333
Sun Prairie Post 333 sends 3-4 in-coming seniors to Badger Boys State each summer where they learn about and participate in state, county and local governments. The short description below is taken from Badger Boys State website.
"Approximately 900 boys from every part of Wisconsin will attend Badger Boys State this year. Upon arrival at the Ripon College campus, boys will be grouped into cities and counties which will form a "51st state." For eight days the citizens of the "new state" will 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.
This program is designed to teach boys that the American form of government is stronger and more vital in today's world of struggle and change than ever before, and 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."
For more information from Post 333 on Badger Boys State, contact us. Click here to see list of past participants.
Badger Boys State
American Legion Post 333 sponsors Boy Scout Troop 333 - one of more than 2,500 Boy Scout units sponsored by Legion Posts throughout the country. Support for the Boy Scout movement came at The American Legion's first National Convention in 1919.
Supporting Boy Scout activities is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to bear to help build character and positive traits in "Young America." Few other Post activities generate more goodwill from the community
Click here to see list of Boy Scouts of the Year.
Boy Scout Troop 333
James J. Reininger City Government Day
About 60 students from Patrick Marsh Middle School, Prairie View Middle School, Calvary Baptist Christian Day School and Sacred Hearts School attend the annual City Govenment Day at Sun Prairie City Hall. During the day the students tour city facilities, listen to presentations on Sun Prairie's City Govenment and participate in a mock city council meeting. Specific topics from a recent day include:
Tour of the Fire Department and EMS Facilities
Tour of the Police Department
Presentation by Information Technology Department
Presentation by Building Inspection Department
Presentation by Police Department Department
Presentation by Planning Department
Lunch at the American Legion
Presentation by American Legion Post 333
Mock City Council Meeting
Presentation of plagues to winners of the James J. Reininger City Government Day Award
This Children and Youth Program is funded annually by a Memorial Trust Fund established by Mrs. James J. Reininger in memory of the late James J. Reininger who was a Legionnaire and City of Sun Prairie City Council Member. Legionnaire Reininger believed in our youth and felt they must have every opportunity to learn about their government and realize how important it is that they become involved and as they become of age to be sure to go to the polls and vote on every election day.
In past years, approximately 40 students from Patrick Marsh Middle School, Prairie View Middle School, and Sacred Hearts School have attended the annual City Government Day at Sun Prairie City Hall. The program is made possible by a trust fund established by the James J. Reininger family in 1997. There are welcoming remarks from the American Legion and the Mayor. The students then tour city facilities including the fire department, EMS and the police department. In the afternoon they participate in a mock City Council meeting.
Dane County Youth Government Day
Students from Sun Prairie High School, Patrick Marsh Middle School, Prairie View Middle School, and Sacred Hearts School are invited to participate in the annual Youth County Government Day at the Dane County Court House. During the day the students tour county facilities, listen to presentations on Dane County Government and participate in a mock trial.
The annual American Legion Oratorical Contest is a National Program. Each year many young men and women present a ten minute prepared oration and a five minute impromptu oration. The subject of the ten minute oration is any aspect of the U.S. Constitiution. The five minute impromptu oration is on one of four subject that are selected five minutes before the presentation. Again, the short one is related to the constitution.
The competition begins at Post level, goes to county, then district, then regional and state. The winner of the state level competition advances to the national competition.
Our Post level Oratorical competition was held in January, 2006 for the first time in several years. We started small with two recipients and hope to grow the program in future years. Our first place winner was Jennifer A. and the runner-up was Meghan B. Jennifer advanced in the competition and took first place at County and then second place at district. Congratulations to both young ladies for their informative speeches. Click here to see recipients.
The Post-sponsored baseball team, known as the Wisconsin Sliders, are members of the Continental Amateur Baseball Association and the Nations Baseball Association. Players, 17 and under, are recruited from neighboring communities. The team has won numerous championships throughout the Midwest. The Sliders play an independent schedule and are not affiliated with the State or National American Legion Baseball.