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 and long sleeve dress shirt  for Friday night’s events. Tie and sport coat are optional.

Other things you might want:

  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Clock
  • Sunscreen
  • Athletic/Sports Equipment (don’t go overboard)
  • Band instrument (if interested in joining the PBS Marching Band or Jazz Band)
  • 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
  • Narcotics
  • 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.)

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 3-4 Boys State Shirts, however, you will most likely want to purchase additional shirts. (Keep in mind that you will wear the Boys State shirt every day.)