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"It was an incredibly inspirational experience for myself as it I quickly discovered my strengths and weaknesses as a leader and student of the political process."

-- William Hager Poteet, Jr. '68
St. Louis, MO

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 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.



Missouri Girls State and Missouri Boys State announce relocation to Lindenwood University in 2022

Programs to run simultaneously June 11-18, 2022 at
Lindenwood University in St. Charles

Youth leadership in Missouri has a new home. The American Legion Boys State of Missouri and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Missouri Girls State today announced two firsts: the organizations will host their 2022 sessions at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, for the first time, and the programs’ 2022 sessions will occur during the same week. [more]




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The 82nd Session of MBS
June 11-18, 2022

on the campus of
Lindenwood University
St. Charles, MO

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