Can my best friend be my roommate?

2019-01-03T17:05:41-05:00January 3rd, 2019|

No. We want you to have the experience of meeting new people. We try to divide up the students who come from the same high school into different cities. The chances of you seeing one of your friends from home are very slim due to the sheer number of citizens at Palmetto Boys State.

Do I have to stay all week?

2019-03-10T19:02:53-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Yes! Gaining the best experience possible at Boys State is dependent on your full participation during the whole course of the program. You have been selected over many others at your high school to attend this program. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, leaving early not only wastes your sponsor’s money, but also keeps another student from the experience of a lifetime. Citizens may not leave the program prior to 8 a.m. on the final Saturday of the program. Those who do not stay the entire week will lose eligibility for scholarship money. Students should commit to [...]

What time do I have to arrive at Boys State?

2019-01-03T17:02:32-05:00January 3rd, 2019|

Registration is on the first Sunday morning of Boys State. All participants MUST be registered NO LATER THAN 12:00 noon on this first day of Boys State. If you must arrive after 12:00 noon, you must arrive NO LATER THAN 6:00 pm on Sunday and check in with the Boys State office immediately upon arrival on campus.

What offices can I run for?

2019-01-03T17:01:50-05:00January 3rd, 2019|

There are elected offices on three levels – citywide, countywide and statewide. You can run for any office you want whether it be Mayor of your city, or Governor of the whole state. All it takes is determination and the will to succeed. If you do not win an election, run for another office! Boys State runs on the leadership of its elected officials.

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