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.
HIGH SCHOOLS: Registration for Arkansas Boys State
Our local high schools are a key part to Arkansas Boys State and the transforming of lives for our young men. We ask that these schools send us their best and brightest: leaders on the field and in the classroom, mature, beaming with potential, and ready to shape the future of our state.
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High School Registration Link
Delegate Registration Link
Participation and Payment Link
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.
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School Registration Documents:
Participation and Payment Form
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the difference between the three registration links to which I have access?
Delegate Registration Link: While you will not register with this link, you will send it to the students you’ve nominated. They’ll use this link to complete their online registration.
Participation and Payment Link: You will use this link to confirm the names of the students you are sending and complete payment for their registration — either via the online portal or via check. We’ll use this information to verify the delegates’ school status and confirm their registration is paid.
How does payment work?
Once you have determined how tuition will be covered for your delegates, you will use the Participation Form Link to complete payment. You will indicate, via that link, if you’re paying online or via check. If you’re paying online, you will do it directly in that link. If you’re paying via check, you’ll be given instructions on how to do so.
If a local American Legion Post is paying, they can also use the Participation Form Link to indicate the delegate they’re paying for and how they intend to process that payment.
What if I don’t have 100% of the funds to send my students to Arkansas Boys State?
- Contact your local American Legion Post. As our partner organization, many Posts sponsor their local students to attend.
- Reach out to your local businesses. In most cases, we’ve found that the community will support their delegates. Even if they cannot, they might be able to help you find another local sponsor or business.
- Individual donors can sponsor delegates to Boys State, too.
- If you still cannot find any other supporting funds, we encourage you to call our American Legion Headquarters at 501-375-1104. Ultimately, we don’t want a selected delegate to not attend Arkansas Boys State because of the registration fee alone.
How do I know what my students' responsibilities are in this process?
Questions about registration?