Now is the time to start recruiting candidates
Boys State 2017 information (check for updates below)
Information – The 2017 Boys State Manual has been updated and is now online at www.texasboysstate.com In the top header bar on the website click on “Manual” this will open a drop box with 3 items each of which when opened will have additional items. It is highly recommended that selected delegates and all persons involved in the Boys State program carefully read the manual. There are several changes this year of which everyone needs to be aware.
Jun 11 – 16th in Austin, Texas
Registration Begins January 2, 2017
Registration Ends May 15, 2017 (Waiting list begins)
Twelfth District (Tarrant County) 2017 information
May 16th (Tuesday) – 2017 Boys State Orientation 7pm at Post 569
South Fort Worth American Legion Post 569 Google map
400 W. Felix St, Fort Worth, TX 76115; phone (817)924-0931
June 11th (Sunday) Boys State Bus Send Off at 10:00 am – leaving from Post 569
Jun 11 – 16, 2017 Boys State at Austin, Texas
[Participants will leave from and return to South Fort Worth Post 569]
Our District Boys State Chairman is Joseph Campbell
The cost to sponsor a boy to
Contact your local post to arrange sponsorship (post locator).
Link to application (includes instructions and procedure required to submit)
Boys State 2017 information updates
UPDATE: March 31, 2017
TO: Department Officers, Past Department Commanders, Division/District Commanders & Hubmasters, Commission & Committee Chairs
FOR: Immediate Statewide Distribution
FROM: Paul Barker, Texas Boys State Chairman
Please ensure this message is delivered to all Commanders & Boys State Chairpersons at all levels
Due to unprecedented support at the Post, District & Division level, applications to this year’s Boys State Program are running 50% ahead of last year’s record numbers and more than double the registrations for 2015. Additionally, the number of approved, paid registrations are also running more than double last year’s record highs.
While these outstanding numbers are something of which to be extremely proud, I would like to ask that at each Post you now double your efforts to convert those applications into registrations as quickly as possible , provided, the applicant meets the Post’s standards.
We are in the midst of planning and preparing for this year’s program and one of the most difficult things we have to do is estimate the counselor and staffing needs when historically 80% of our registrations come to Legion HQ in the last two months before the program begins. We are asking that you press to finalize the registration process so that we can do a better job of anticipating our staff needs and continue to present an outstanding product.
Please note that we are having to increase the cost of the tee shirts we provide each year to the boys upon arrival. One free shirt is included in the registration fee, and the boys typically buy 4 additional shirts for each day. These shirts have been priced at $5 for at least 30 years and the costs to us have gradually risen above our sales price. In addition, we are being presented with price increases from the University at every level. We have no other choice but to raise our prices this year for the shirts. Our proposed pricing for tee shirts this year is as follows:
On behalf of the Boys State Committee we thank you and express our appreciation for your commitment to Texas Boys State. Our driving desire is that no qualified person be left behind from experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We hope you are planning to join us for Legion Day starting at noon on June 15 and ending with graduation on June 16, 2017
UPDATE: February 15, 2017
FOR: Immediate Statewide Distribution
FROM: Texas Boys State Committee
This year Texas Boys State will accept the first 1,200 Applications and then a “Wait List” will be started. We want to ensure that no qualified and deserving candidate is left behind from this “once in a lifetime opportunity", so it is important that we keep all Posts informed on where we stand in relation to our cap on applications.
Applications - We are in the 5th week of opening applications and we are 50% ahead of where we were last year at the same time and last year was way ahead of the previous year.
Registrations - We are now 40% ahead of where we were last year at the same time and last year was way ahead of the previous year.
What is the difference between an Application and a Registration?
Application - we have received the potential candidates application
Registration - we have received the delegates completed application and the check for tuition from the Post
What this means is - it is very important that Posts move quickly to select their candidates and forward to Austin both the completed application and check for tuition.
UPDATE: January 10, 2017
Boys State Timeline
Dates: Sunday, June 11th through Friday, June 16th, 2017.
Cost: $295.00 which includes tuition, room and board, and one Boys State Tee shirt
How: The website is ready at texasboysstate.com
Consider applying to the Texas Boys State staff to assist with this great program
√ last updated: 31 March 2017 √