Capital Area-PA

Unit: Capital Area-PA
POC: Lucy Perez
Phone: 717-991-7727
Register Now!

Thank you for your interest in joining our unit!

 Things you need to know before joining:

* Youth members must be at least 8 years old and have not completed High School.
* At least one parent/legal guardian and all registered youths must attend an Orientation/Registration.

After the online application is completed, we will set up an orientation. After you attend a 1-hour orientation, you will need to pay all necessary fees (which are listed on the parents/guardians' tab). Once all paperwork and fees are submitted, the next step will be recruit training. Recruit training will take place at the Royalton Borough Building at 101 Northumberland St, Royalton, PA 17057. After successful completion of the 8-week recruit training, you will earn the title of Young Marine and can begin to earn rank, ribbons, and participate in all of our various activities. Please use the "contact us" tab for additional details and if you have any questions. 

Orientation will last approximately 1-hour. Both the prospective recruit(s) and their /legal guardians must be present at the orientation. Items that must be brought to orientation are a copy of the recruit(s) birth certificate, medical insurance card, and social security card, a current physical form for the recruit, an official form of I.D. for the parent(s)/guardian(s), and proof of legal guardianship (if applicable). 

To become a Young Marine, all youth members must complete Recruit Training. Recruit Training is designed to teach the recruits the basics of what it means to be a Young Marine. Recruits will learn: 
  • Teamwork, Leadership, and Discipline
  • Close Order Drill
  • Military Terms and Jargon
  • Marine Corps Enlisted Rank Structure
  • Uniform Care and Maintenance
  • Physical Fitness
  • Military Customs and Courtesies
  • And More!

Recruit Registration Fees - $75.00
$75 is the annual national registration for the Young Marines program. Additional cost for uniforms and equipment will be provided on the Parents/Guardians tab.

Become an Adult Volunteer.
Registered volunteers in the Young Marines are adults age 18 and up who possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Every volunteer has been background checked and verified through character references.

Begin the Application Process Now!
Let us know you are interested in joining our unit by clicking on the Join/Volunteer link below and tell us a little about yourself. Someone will contact you shortly to proceed with the application. If you have any questions, simply click on the Contact Unit link below.
  • Do you wish to Join or Volunteer at our Unit?
  • Click the Join/Volunteer button below to begin the application process
  • Do you wish to contact our unit with a question or comment unrelated to Joining or Volunteering?
  • Click the Contact Unit button below to fill out a contact unit form
Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026

Combined Federal Campaign # 11954

800-717-0060 Phone
202-315-3594 Fax