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"MBS was the greatest experience of my life. I want to thank each and every one of the staff members for giving me a memory that will never be forgotten."

-- Dominic Devonate Jones '11
Waynesville, MO


June 15, 2020

The American Legion Missouri Boys State, Inc. has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic since its outbreak. As we previously announced, due to ongoing concerns related to the pandemic, Boys State did not proceed as scheduled ( June 13-20, 2020). However, we have evaluated our ability to have an alternative form of Missouri Boys State this Fall.

We are excited to announce that we will host Boys State in a hybrid format kicking off with a series of virtual sessions that will begin on November 14th. The virtual sessions will last approximately one hour each day. Then, on the afternoon of Thursday November 19th, Boys State citizens will convene in Warrensburg, Missouri for an in-person session. The “live” session will adjourn on Sunday, November 22nd.

During the in-person session, we will take the utmost precautions related to COVID-19, including temperature screenings, face masks, and social distancing. Furthermore, we will proceed with Boys State only if we can do so in compliance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities. The safety and well-being of Boys State citizens remains our top priority, and we will not proceed with the session unless we believe it is safe to do so.

Unfortunately, due to space considerations we will not be able to accommodate everyone at this shortened session. We will follow up soon with those who have already applied with more information about how to secure a spot at the 2020 session of Boys State. In the meantime, mark your calendars for November and prepare for a great leadership experience.

To stay up-to-date on further developments, be sure to look for updates here and follow us on social media:

Please stay healthy and safe.

Matt Dameron
Director, The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc.

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