HISTORY OF FOBS
LEARN ABOUT OUR START
In 1986 a dedicated and visionary group of Palmetto Boy’s State staff members developed the idea of pledging financial support to the program. Before that time, the American Legion had been the primary PBS sponsor. However, the American Legion was not only slowly losing membership, but also the ability to indefinitely sustain financial support for the Boy’s State programs across the United States. With that in mind, in 1988 the PBS group founded a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation named the Friends of Boy’s State.
The mission of the Friends of Boys State is simple: We unite the people and institutions of South Carolina in the financial support of Palmetto Boy’s State.