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"My time as a citizen at MBS taught me so much more than politics or governmental process. I learned that one person can make a difference, provided that one person actually participates in the process. I learned that I do have it in me to make a difference."

-- Jason Lewton '93
Raytown, MO


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Welcome to Missouri Boys State

The American Legion Boys State of Missouri is an eight-day hands on experience in the operation and fundamentals of government. Missouri Boys State draws together the best and brightest high school juniors to help lead them down the path of individual success and leadership through "doing," not just learning.

One idea paramount above any other at Missouri Boys State: That the individual is the one with the power to change the world. Whether athlete or politician, journalist or scientist, each and every one of us has the power to make a difference in the world.

Using our democratic system as a basis, we equip the participants, or citizens, each year to construct their own state, utilizing the core values that hold true in our everyday lives. We teach the need for competition, the value of public service, the strength of the individual voice and vote. By reinforcing these basic American ideals, we help to shape the future of our society. This is what the American Legion Boys State of Missouri program is all about. Citizens of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri are eligible to receive college credit and scholarships for participating and successfully completing Boys State.

 


 

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The 81st Session of MBS originally scheduled for
June 13-20, 2020
on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO has been postponed. Please see our Coronovirus update (below).

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