Please complete online registration and $25 to one of our upcoming meetings.
This training lasts 26 or more hours depending on the study habits of the youth.
Upon graduation you earn your uniform and can continue to learn and grow within our program as a Young Marine. Young Marines earn rank and awards like in the military for their achievements, service to the community, and more.
After recruit training, Young Marines meet every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The location of our meetings vary based on what is on the schedule that day, so our members use the Stack Team App to know where to go. We also do numerous community service events, encampments, lock-ins, trips, and more. These can also be found via the app once you join.
The Young Marines program costs $200 to join initially. The breakdown of this cost can be seen below. Once a member, the cost is $50 annually. This covers all mandatory meetings and events. Some trips and events have a nominal fee for them. If cost is the only hurdle to joining, please reach out to our Finance Manager at a meeting to discuss payment options or scholarship opportunities.
While you can find some similarities between our program, scouts, and other youth groups it is hard to directly compare us to them. We are not tied to a particular school, religious group, or other entity as many of these are. We have a team of dedicated volunteers who work with our youth each week to teach leadership skills, teamwork, self discipline, and how to live a healthy and drug free lifestyle. We want to see our kids be successful and self reliant adults regardless of the career path they choose to lead.
Absolutely not! Our goal is to take the traits that make the Marine Corps so successful and instill them in the local youth. This includes honor, courage, commitment, leadership, teamwork, and self discipline. We have Young Marines who are now successful in all walks of life.
History of the Young Marines program.
A Year in the life of a Young Marine.
Money needed up front before start of training.
This is paid to the Headquarters Young Marines and covers the annual dues and insurance.
Needed to get final items prior to graduation.
Tri-color camouflage uniform.
Black t-shirt with unit logo.
Maroon moisture-wicking shirt with logo and name.
Brown military-style back pack.
Rope used to practice knot-tying.
Training book used after Recruit Training
As a non-profit we cannot offer these items for free. However, we also don't want a youth turned away just because of cost. If you need assistance please talk to the unit Financial Manager to discuss options.
Accepting applications now!
Registration begins September 1, 2023
Registration begins April 1, 2023
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