American Legion Ross County Post 62


Post 62 Programs
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Americanism & Government

Post 62 is proactively involved with the Chillicothe and Huntington  School Districts in conducting the Americanism & Government Tests.

Congratulations to Post 62's Riverbats for another outstanding season Catch the Post 62 Riverbats at Ross County Park!

Post 62 is proud of our Girl's Fast-pitch Softball team and their continuing success in the Columbus High School Girls Summer League.
Buckeye Boys State  
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The 2007 Buckeye Boys State Program was held June 9 - 17 at Bowling Green State University.   

Congratulations to all of Post 62's Boys State citizens:

This is the premier American Legion Boys State Program in the nation. It is a nine day "hands on" workshop in the principles and organization of Ohio government.

2003 BBS Citizens

2004 BBS Citizens

2005 BBS Citizens

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Buckeye Boys State Information)

Buckeye Girls State
The Post 62 Auxiliary is proud to sponsor area girls to Buckeye Girls State, a  program, designed to educate Ohio's young women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship for the past 59 years. The program has been honored by such organizations as Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

2003 BGS Citizens

2004 BGS Citizens

2005 BGS Citizens

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Flag Etiquette

Americanism The American Legion is“service”; it is making one’s community a better place in which to live; and it’s passing on a heritage that is chiseled into the very foundation of the organization. It is an unfailing love of country, a strong loyalty to its institutions and ideals, an individual allegiance to its Flag, righteous freedom, religion without bigotry and charity without bias or race hatred.

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For an update on how The American Legion and its Citizens Flag Alliance partners are making our voices heard on behalf of "We the People," click here.

Latest Senator co-sponsor list.
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Latest House co-sponsor list.

Gun Safety
Post 62 works with area law enforcement and the 4-H Shooting Sports program to provide instruction on safe, responsible gun ownership and skills training.  

A program on basic rifle and pistol shooting fundamentals is offered to youths, ages 9 through 18 at Post 62. Training includes safety techniques, range commands, marksmanship, etc. Participants learn by practicing sage habits, personal responsibility, leadership skills, confidence, concentration, etc., through the 4-H “LEARN BY DOING” Shooting Sports Air Rifle/Pistol Program. Meetings are conducted on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. over a seven-week period. For more information and/or pre-registration, please contact Fred Duve at 740-642-2993 or  Parents are encouraged to register their youth as soon as possible since only eight youth are allowed in this session. 

Post 62 awards several renewable, scholarships to Ohio University-Chillicothe as well as some that are available for other institutions.   Contact your High School Guidance Counselor or Ohio University-Chillicothe for details.
Click here to download the Post 62 Scholarship Application Forms (MS-Word, 7pages)

Congratulations to Post 62's 2006-7 Scholarship winners:

Lisa Donahue - Paint Valley HS - University of Cincinnati
Tiffany Jenkins - Unioto HS - Ohio University-Chillicothe
Holly Smith - Southeastern HS - Ohio State University
Jeffrey Smith - Zane Trace - Shawnee State University

2005 Winners Renewed for a Second Year:

Ashley Earley, Chillicothe HS - Ohio Univ Chillicothe
Michael Graham, Chillicothe HS - Ohio Univ Chillicothe
Bradley Congrove, Zane Trace HS - Columbus State
Amanda Tootle, Chillicothe HS - University of Dayton

The Post 62 Scholarship Chairman is  James Barrington, Attorney at Law

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