Arkansas Boys State 2020 canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Arkansas Boys State leadership team has made the decision to cancel Arkansas Boys State 2020 out of concern for the health and well-being of our staff and students. Registrations will be canceled and refunds administered in full. Communication concerning these processes will be announced in the coming weeks and can be found by visiting our COVID-19 information page.
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AMERICAN LEGION POSTS: Registration for Arkansas Boys State

We are thankful to have this opportunity, through one of the American Legion’s finest programs, to provide a valuable leadership experience to young men at a pivotal moment in their lives. Our local American Legion Posts provide so much support to what we do: staffing, sponsorship, support, and more!

When is Arkansas Boys State?

This year marks the 80th session of our program. We’ll be in session May 24-29, 2020, at the University of Central Arkansas.

How much does it cost?

Tuition is $200 per delegate — an incredible value for a week-long, life-changing experience. Scholarships are also available.

How can your local Post get involved?

Promote Boys State in your community

Contact your local high school, encourage their involvement in our life-changing program, and direct them to our website for more information!

Sponsor a student's registration fee

Tuition is $200 per delegate — an incredible value for a week-long, life-changing experience. Many schools look for support in sponsoring delegates.

Attend Legion Night at Boys State

You and guests are invited to dinner and our General Assembly on May 25 to commemorate our Legionnaires’ service and reflect on Memorial Day.

Learn more about our partnership with the American Legion:

Sponsoring a local student’s registration fee?

If you are sponsoring the $200 tuition fee for a delegate’s attendance at Arkansas Boys State, you must complete a Participation and Payment Form to submit the payment by May 1.

If you’re paying online with a credit card, you’ll complete the Participation and Payment Form and payment via our secure online portal.


If you’re submitting payment via check, you’ll print and complete the Participation and Payment Form and mail it with your check.


Check your students' registration status!

Are you wondering if the students from your school have completed their registration? Click here for a report on your students’ registration status and whether or not their payment has been processed.

Join us for Legion Night and the Closing Ceremonies at Arkansas Boys State!

Legion Night is Monday, May 25, beginning at 7 PM in Old Main Auditorium at the University of Central Arkansas. We will feed Legionnaires and their guests from 5 – 6:30 PM.

On Friday, May 29, beginning at 1:45 PM, our Closing Ceremony of Arkansas Boys State will include Hall of Fame inductions and a memorial service for Boys State alumni who lost their lives while protecting our country. The event takes place in Old Main Auditorium at the University of Central Arkansas. Family members and members of the sponsoring American Legion Posts, Legionnaires, Friends of the Hall of Fame inductees, guests and the public are invited.

Questions about Arkansas Boys State?

We’re happy to assist with any questions and concerns you have about paying for delegates or about the program in general. Contact us using the information below.

Recruitment materials for your local school districts:

Promotional Fliers

Looking for some information to post around your community to promote Arkansas Boys State? We’ve created a package of informational fliers promoting the program for you to print and distribute around your community.

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