Let one week begin your life!
PBS 2018: June 10 - 16

Packing List

Packing List

It’s important to come prepared! ¬†This list will help make sure your stay at Boys State is a great one!

Things you’ve got to have:

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Comb or Brush
  • Soap, Shampoo, Toiletries, Towels, and Washcloths
  • Sheets, Blanket, Pillow, and Pillowcase (twin size)
  • At least 3 pairs of shorts (6 pairs are better)
  • At least 3 T-shirts and/or golf-style shirts
  • 6 pairs of socks (or more; athletic-style socks are best)
  • Clothes and shoes for athletics
  • Long dress pants, shirt, and tie for¬†Friday night’s banquet

Other things you might want:

  • Stationery to write home (you may purchase at PBS)
  • Camera (especially if you want to be a Media Photographer)
  • Clock
  • Radio
  • Athletic/Sports Equipment (don’t go overboard)
  • Band instrument
  • Spending money ($40 will be plenty)

The following items are neither tolerated nor should they even be suspected within the vicinity of Boys State!

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Non-prescription Drugs
  • Weapons (including pocket knives)
  • Campaign Material

If you forget any items our host has a campus store that is well stocked with many items you might need. You will be informed of its hours during the week. We will also supply Boys State Shirts, however, you might want to purchase more. (Keep in mind that you will wear the Boys State shirt every day.)