Boys Nation is an extension of the Boys State program; at the event each delegate acts as a senator from his Boys State.
Senators learn to handling bills, according to U.S. Senate rules. Participation in the political process includes organizing party conventions, nominating and electing a President and Vice President.
The week of government training includes lectures, forums and visits to federal agencies, national shrines, institutions, memorials and historical sites. On Capitol Hill, Boys Nation senators meet with their home state elected officials.
Boys Nation graduates have served as elected public officials, including Presidents, Congressmen, Governors and legislators.
Rise to the Challenge!
Boys State is a participatory program founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. At Boys States, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens.
The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.
We honor Boys State Alum Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway, Florence, SC, killed line of duty 03 Oct 2018. Sgt. Carraway was rescuing three wounded officers. He was known for wearing a Boys State T-shirt under his uniform.
What do the following people have in common?
Bill Clinton (42nd President), Michael Jordan (NBA), John Bon Jovi (Rocker), Russ Limbaugh (Journalist), Trent Lott (Senator), Alan Keyes (Politian) – they are all Boys State Alumni. Click here Boys State Alumni to see who else made the list … is there an Al Jarreau (Singer), a Cheney (VP) or a Saban (Coach) on it?