When you register for session, you will indicate your interest group preference. Delegates will find out which interest group they are assigned to in the first week of June via email.
Interest groups only meet 3 times for approximately 45-60 minutes during the week (Band and Chorus may meet more often as needed.)
Badger Tales Artwork: Please note that artwork completed during the week will be hand-drawn. Indicate your specialty when registering. Choose from cartoons, calligraphy and artwork for the daily newspaper.
Band: The band plays at most group functions. The music consists of patriotic, pop and march. We do not utilize stringed instruments in band. Please indicate during your online registration what instrument(s) you play. If band is your first choice, please bring your stand and instrument (other than drums--just bring your sticks and stand). If band is your second choice, or if you indicate that you play more than one instrument, the band director will contact you.
Chorus: Please indicate your voice part and if you can accompany the Chorus on the piano.
Service to Veterans: This interest group will complete various community service projects in service to veterans and their families while learning about the American Legion Auxiliary.
Lobbyist: As a lobbyist, you will choose to support or challenge a bill that the ALABGS Senate or Assembly has written. You will attend hearings on the bills to speak for or against your chosen bills to advise the Senate or Assembly on the bill. If you feel strongly about state issues and want to play an active role in influencing the opinions of your representatives, then this is the group for you.
Multimedia: This group is for approximately 14 girls interested in taking pictures during the week and preparing the Official American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State slideshow.
Parliamentary Procedure 101: Want to be able to run a meeting smoothly and effectively? Parliamentary Procedure is the way! This interest group introduces students to Roberts Rules of Order and how to apply it to a meeting. Highly recommended for those new to leadership roles. Roberts Rules Cheat Sheet.
Patriotism: This group consists of representatives from each city that participate in various patriotic exercises during the week. They will learn about flag etiquette, flag disposal, flag folding and flag processionals. Please bring the following items to be used in the flag processional during the Inauguration: navy blue dressy slacks, a white short sleeved blouse with collar (or white knit polo shirt) to be worn tucked in, white socks, and white shoes.
Physical Activity: Possible activities include: running, walking, frisbee, volleyball, soccer, and other yard games. Please bring appropriate athletic attire.
Public Speaking Basics: How did she deliver such a great campaign speech? How does she look so comfortable speaking in front of total strangers? All these questions and more will be answered in the Public Speaking Basics interest group. The goal is simple: to help students with basic construction and delivery of speeches, both prepared and impromptu (including interview skills). Make glossophobia a thing of the past! No experience is necessary, so come and join the fun!
Debate and Discussion: Are you interested in current events? Do you want to discuss hot topics with other citizens? This interest group will encourage you to engage your peers in debate in a safe environment.
Women’s Studies: This group will cover a brief history of the women’s rights movement, highlighting key actors and ideas. The group will also touch on current women’s issues in the form of an article reading and short video. Delegates in this group are expected to participate in large and small group discussions.