Due to new passport legislation, many more travelers are going to need passports to exit and enter the United States.  The process of obtaining a passport will take significantly longer than previous years.

Start the process of obtaining a passport now.  

You must make three copies of your passport.  Your parents will keep one copy, and you will turn the other two copies into your delegation leader by the third meeting.

You can apply for a passport at most major post office locations or online at the U.S. State Department Website.