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"To this day, I still tell stories of Missouri Boys State. I don't hesitate to say that it was the single best and most influential week of my life. Missouri Boys State helped me to shape my life and to further my interest in politics."

-- Joseph Paddock '13
Springfield, MO

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions For:



  High Schools  


  OCONUS Students  


Preparing For MBS
During The Session




How can I prepare a student to attend Boys State?



How can I prepare a student to attend Boys State?

After nominating the students, most of your job is to motivate them to prepare themselves. Encourage them to visit our website, read the Citizen Handbook, attend an orientation (a pre-session information meeting), review the material provided at the orientation, and come with an open-mind and an eagerness to participate and learn. 

We also provide informational sessions that will explain the program to your students.  Please contact our Headquarters to schedule a virtual presentation.



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