REGISTRATION for Delegates

Tens of thousands of delegates have been a part of this life-changing program since 1940. We’re excited for you to join us! Here’s what you can expect: sharpening your leadership skills, experiencing government and civic engagement firsthand, and making life-long memories and friends.

Arkansas Boys State 2021 will be hosted virtually May 30 – June 4. Click here to learn more.

What can you expect?

Wondering what to expect at Arkansas Boys State? Check out this video featuring Dr. Lloyd Jackson, executive director, about the exciting things in store for our delegates. We’re excited for you to join us!

Delegate Registration Link

Delegates: complete your registration by March 31. Once you’ve created an account, you can access all registration information via this link.

For best results, please access registration via Google Chrome or Firefox. 

When is Arkansas Boys State?

We’ll be in session May 30 – June 4, 2021 — virtually due to COVID-19. This year marks the 80th session of our program. Learn more about COVID-19 impacts on our program:

How much does it cost?

Tuition for the virtual program is $100 per delegate, but delegates shouldn’t worry about the cost. Your school, a local American Legion Post, or a local business will sponsor your attendance at Arkansas Boys State. 

Am I eligible to attend Arkansas Boys State?

If you are a male student currently in your junior year, you’re eligible to attend Arkansas Boys State. Usually, your school or local American Legion Post will nominate students to attend our program; if you are interested in attending, please contact your high school counselor or administrator. 

Because our 2020 program was canceled, we’re also opening registration to students who would have attended in 2020 — male students in the graduating class of 2021. These students won’t be able to run for certain positions (like Boys Nation Senator), but our program will still offer a premier leadership and civic engagement experience. If you’re a student who missed out on our 2020 program and want to attend in 2021, contact your high school counselor or administrator. 

More questions about your eligibility? Contact your school counselor or administration or our staff for more information:

Registration Deadlines:

March 12

Your schools will nominate you for attendance by March 12. Keep an eye out on your email inbox for a registration email from us.

March 31

Please make sure you complete your online registration (link below) no later than March 31. The sooner the better!

May 30

Arkansas Boys State 2021 begins! Make sure you’ve kept up with your email and you’re ready to go. We’ll hit the ground running.

Registration Steps:

Step 1:

A representative from your high school nominates you to attend Arkansas Boys State. If you’re interested in attending, contact your high school counselor or administrator directly; home school students can contact our staff directly.

Step 2:

We’ll email you (per contact information provided by your school) to create an account and complete registration by March 31. Registration will include the usual information, including signing our program permission form.

Step 3:

In mid-May, you’ll receive your delegate experience package from Arkansas Boys State: our iconic t-shirt, merchandise, and program resources.

Step 4:

You’re all set! Arkansas Boys State 2021 begins on May 30, and you should keep an eye out on your email inbox for updates leading up to the start of the program.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What role does my guardian play in the registration process?

You can and should complete the registration process by yourself to ensure you’re most familiar with the program. That being said, your guardian needs to virtually sign the Universal Permission Form located inside registration. 

Do I make payment for Arkansas Boys State when I register?

Typically, your school district or local American Legion Post make payment for your attendance at Arkansas Boys State; a member of your school staff should address this with you. You’ll need to indicate who is sponsoring you in your online registration.

What if my school isn't listed in the registration portal?

If your school is not listed in the registration portal, you can choose “OTHER” and manually input your school name. A member of our staff will verify your attendance at that school.

If you are homeschooled, choose “HOMESCHOOL.”

What's next after I complete online registration?

Once you’ve completed the online registration, you’ll need to make sure of a few things:

  • Mark May 30 – June 4 in your calendar to ensure you’re available to attend the program. 
  • Watch for a package from us in mid-May with Arkansas Boys State gear and resources. 
  • Keep an eye out on your inbox for more important Arkansas Boys State information.

Questions about registration?

We’re happy to assist with any questions and concerns you have throughout the registration process. Contact us using the information below.

Learn more about Arkansas Boys State:

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