Headed to Girls State? Remember these things!

As the 2018 session begins Sunday, citizens are packing for the trip to Seguin. Check us out here, and on Facebook for updates and pictures from GS. Here are some helpful hints for citizens on what to bring:

Clothes should be suitable for hot summer weather: shorts or pants, summer dresses, skirts, blouses, pajamas, raincoat, shower shoes, and a light weight jacket or sweater. Cropped tops are not permitted. Dresses or slacks are appropriate for guest speakers, the trip to the Capitol, and other special activities (approximately 4 should be sufficient). The program involves lots of walking, so bring comfortable shoes.

  • Pillow, blanket, linens for a single bed
  • Sufficient towels and washcloths
  • Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Notepad and pens or pencils
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Quotation books or other materials for speech writing

If you wear contact lenses, bring glasses or the lens prescription in case of loss.

DO NOT bring prepared campaign material. Prepared campaign material is premade posters, pins, signs or other campaign materials that is not created at Girls State. Blank poster board, butcher paper, construction paper, or markers are acceptable. Also, bring string, tacks, and masking tape to hang signs. Campaign materials and essentials may also be purchased in the Girls State Gift Shop.