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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

App Instructions

The official Missouri Boys State App is now available for iOS and Android.

After installing the app on your device...


Login to the app using your Citizen ID & Password. If this is your first time logging into the app, click on "Register" and follow the prompts.

Your Citizen ID will be provided by email, or you can use the email address you provided on your MBS Application.

If you need assistance, please Contact Us (use the Citizen Mobile App Support option).


This year we are piloting the ability for citizens to upload a photo for their Citizen ID badges. Badges are worn by all citizens and staff during Boys State. After you follow the steps to upload your photo, it will be reviewed for use. On approval, we will pre-print your badge and have it ready when you check-in during Registration on June 12th. Otherwise, we will take your photo during registration and print your ID badge at that time.

Submitting your a photo for your Citizen Badge

After installing the app on your device and signing in...

Step 1
Click on "Submit your ID Photo"

Step 2
Click on "Next"

Step 3
Read the instructions at the top of the page, then click on "Next."





Step 4
Next, chose "Take Photo"


"Select Existing Photo" if you previously took a photo that you want to use.

When taking your photo, please make sure you follow these rules:

  1. The photo is a headshot, please see the samples in the App, as well as here.
  2. You are the only subject in the photo.
  3. User a plain white background.
  4. No hats, masks, or head coverings, except for religious purposes, are permitted. Prescription clear lens glasses may be worn (i.e., no tinted sunglasses)
  5. When cropping/rotating your photo (step 6), please make sure your entire head fills the image. Again, see examples.

Examples of acceptable photos:



Step 5
Click on "Use Photo"

Step 6
Use the Rotate or Crop features to adjust your photo, if needed, then click "Done."

If you are satisfied with the photo you took, click on "Submit."

Step 7
Click on "Next"





That's it! We will review your submission and email you when we have completed processing your submission.

After we have reviewed and accepted your submitted photo, it will appear on the app's home screen!

We will have your badge pre-printed for you when you arrive at Missouri Boys State.



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