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"Missouri Boys State was a pivotal part of my youth. I learned so much about myself and others, as well as government and democracy, during my week in Warrensburg. It makes you more fully appreciate this incredible country in which we live, and this experiment we call democracy. I firmly believe it is an experience not to be missed."

-- Leonard Kent Martin '70
Kansas City, MO

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Get Ready for Missouri Boys State!

The 76th Session of Missouri Boys State is approaching fast! Here is some helpful information regarding the upcoming session.

  • Orientation Meetings
    During your orientation meeting, you will receive a packet with required forms and documents you will need to bring with you to Missouri Boys State. These include
  • MBS City Assignment
    We will be assigning you to your MBS City soon. We will post this information and e-mail you with your assignment on the weekend of June 6th. Stay tuned!
     
  • Scholarships
    You will hear during your orientation meeting about the various scholarships available to those who complete MBS. Please check out the list of Scholarships and any required documentation to apply (i.e. The Samsung Scholarship).

 

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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 an 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, and 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.

 

Press Release

KARL ROVE TO ADDRESS 76th SESSION OF MISSOURI BOYS STATE
Karl RoveSenior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and Fox News Contributor, Karl Rove, will accept the 27th Annual George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair and deliver the keynote address at the general assembly of the 76th session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc. on Monday evening, June 15th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg [more]

 

 

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The 76th Session of MBS
June 13-20, 2015
on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.

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The 2015 Citizen List is now available. Please note, we are constantly adding names to this list.

2015 Citizen's List

 

From The Director
Director Mike PlunkettOn behalf of the Board of Directors of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc., I am pleased to join over 100 volunteer staff members in saying, "Welcome to our website." I hope you will take a few minutes to browse and learn more about this outstanding program. [more]

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