Become a Counselor

Become a Counselor

Dear Boys State 2016 Alumni: We hope that you are enjoying senior year. We write today with two purposes. First, we hope that in the days ahead you can encourage other students in your hometown to consider attending Boys State and Girls State. Secondly,...
Chairman's Letter

Chairman's Letter

The Massachusetts American Legion’s Boys State program has developed leaders and promoted our country’s democratic system for more that seventy years.  It represents what’s best about the Legion, and our nation. Our success is well recognized.  Many of...

Contact Us

Do you want to attend the up coming Massachusetts Boys State for 2018? We'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at the address below and include the following information: Student Name Current High School Interests and Activities...
Donate

Donate

Massachusetts Boys State is possible due to the financial sponsorship of American Legion posts across the state and many generous individuals and organizations. This allows the program to be offered to students at any school that wishes to participate....
Program Overview

Program Overview

Massachusetts Boys State  is designed to teach democratic values, improve knowledge of government and encourage citizen involvement through an intensive week-long program that immerses students in grass roots democracy. Over the course of seven days, ...
Academic

Academic

The academic program at Boys' State will have three components – general education, electives and mini-courses. On a number of occasions throughout the week, there will be lectures intended for all. These will deal with topics of general interest, including s...

Athletics

As a break from the academic programming, Massachusetts Boys State puts on a number of organized athletic tournaments most afternoons during the recreation period.  Tournaments for the following sports will occur through the week before culminating ...

College Scholarship

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. For further...

Eligibility

The American Legion has established certain qualifications for prospective Boys State citizens, and Massachusetts Boys State applies the following guidelines for student selection. Only males who have successfully completed their junior year of...

The Boys State Band

  The Boys State band performs at all major assemblies. Despite having very little time to assemble and practice, the Boys State band never fails to impress at all major assemblies and gatherings throughout the week. Rehearsals occur during ...

The Boys State Newspaper

The newspaper of Boys State, "The Citizen," publishes throughout the week. Photographers, writers, anyone interested in page layout and graphic design, this is a great way to put your talents to work. The paper covers all the activities of the program:...

Resources

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A Typical Day

6:30 am • REVEILLE 7:00 – 7:50 am • BREAKFAST 8:00 – 9:00 am • MUNICIPAL MEETINGS 9:15 – 10:15 am • ELECTIVES 10:30 – 11:15 am • GENERAL EDUCATION 11:30 am – 12:20 pm • 1st LUNCH & MINI COURSE PERIOD 12:30 – 1:20 pm •...

Directions

If you will be using a GPS device to travel to Stonehill College, please enter 124 Belmont Street, Easton MA for the most direct access to campus. From Boston and Directly North of Boston At Route 3/93 split, bear right toward 93 South ...

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Q. What is Massachusetts Boys State? A. The Massachusetts Boys State program has been teaching the fundamentals of citizenship for more than 70 years.  Approximately 400 boys attend every year, and they are housed, f...
What to Bring?

What to Bring?

Attire is casual, jeans and shorts are suggested. Student will be given two Boys State T-shirts upon arrive, which are required to be worn for the week. Comfortable shoes or sneakers. Plenty of socks and underwear. The night of the inauguration,...