A program of this scope encompasses many important objectives. Those objectives which the American Legion feels are most important include:
- To develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship.
- To develop a keen interest in the detailed study of our government.
- To develop in the young citizens of Tar Heel Boys’ State a full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United States of America.
- To develop in the young citizens a determination to maintain our form of government.
The final two objectives are taken from the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion.
- “To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation…”
- “To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy…”