What should I pack?


It’s important to come prepared!  This list will help make sure your stay at Boys State is a great one!

Things you’ve got to have:

NOTE: When you arrive to Boys State you will receive your city T-shirts. Each city’s shirt is a different color to help identify your group.

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Comb or Brush
  • Soap, Shampoo, Toiletries, Towels, and Washcloths
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sheets, Blanket, Pillow, and Pillowcase (twin size)
  • Shorts & Jeans
  • Swimming Trunks
  • Clothes and shoes for athletics.
  • Khaki pants or jean pants  for Friday’s visit to the state capitol.
  • Cameras
  • Small amount of money for machines (rolls of quarters advised), purchases items from Troy Bookstore, and extra shirts.
  • Rain coats/Jackets for rainy weather and cool buildings during the summer heat.

Other things you might want:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Band instrument (if interested in joining the ALBS Band)