The Votes Are In!
State Wide Office Election results have been released! Find the results Here!
Tonight, Former Governor of Missouri Boys State Shawn Askinosie addresses the citizens!
We will be posting daily updates here and on the 2018 MBS Session pages throughout the week.
Democracy In Action will begin on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Directions can be found here.
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.
“This is an extraordinary leadership experience. I don’t think you’ll encounter another one like it during your high school years, and perhaps for some of you – and even many of you – for the rest of your lives.
I went to Boys State 52 years ago, I still communicate with people today, as if we were there. The fact that when we arrived, none of us knew each other, but today we still maintain contact with one another – it’s what you will do. You’ll realize that the things you learn here will hold you in good stead the rest of your life.”
- Lt. General Martin R. Steele, June 2015
JUAN WILLIAMS TO ACCEPT 2018 MISSOURI BOYS STATE LEHR MEMORIAL CHAIR
The American Legion Boys State of Missouri is honored to bestow the 2018 Lehr Memorial Chair to Juan Williams. Williams will accept the Lehr Chair on June 19, 2018 during the 79th session of Missouri Boys State.
As a political analyst for Fox News, Juan Williams is at the cutting edge of America’s politics and culture. He is also a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday and the weekday political newscast Special Report with Bret Baier, as well as a regular substitute host for The O'Reilly Factor. [more]