First State



Meeting Location:      American Legion Post 14

                                    107 W. Glenwood Ave.

                                    Smyrna, DE 19977


Contact Information: Unit Commander –     J.D. Kennard

                                                                        (302) 382-3369

                                    Executive Officer -      Jessica Johnson

                                                                        (302) 943-4874

                                    Mailing Address -        First State Young Marines

       120 E. Radison Run

       Clayton, DE 19938

                                    Email -                         FSYoungMarines@gmail.com

                                    Facebook -                   First State Young Marines


Meeting Information: Saturdays from 0900 – 1400 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Drill Schedule: The unit will hold meetings, referred to as Drill every other Saturday, as well as participate in other scheduled events. Schedule TBD.

Recruit Training: Upon registering enough Recruits to hold a Recruit Training class, dates and a training schedule will be established. Recruits will be required to attend a minimum of 26 hrs. of training during Boot Camp, including the encampment to be eligible to graduate and be promoted to the rank of Young Marine Private.

Attendance Requirements: In the event a Young Marine cannot attend a scheduled drill or event, the Young Marine, NOT THE PARENTS are required to notify the leadership they will not be able to attend.


Uniforms: The Camouflage Utility Uniform and PT Uniforms will be provided by the unit as part of the initial registration fee. During Boot Camp the Young Marine Recruits will wear the designated PT uniform while learning about, how to care for and wear the Camouflage Utility Uniform. By successfully graduating from Boot Camp, the Young Marine will earn the right to wear the Camouflage Utility Uniform.

As the Young Marines grow, should the current uniform be in serviceable condition and be donated back to the unit, a new uniform will be available for purchase at half price for all uniform items. Should the uniform items not be serviceable (tears, holes, stains) or you do not wish to donate current item to the unit, replacement uniform items will be available for full price.  

Training Aides / Books / Awards: Will be provided by the unit.

Family Contribution: The following items will not be provided by the unit and should be obtained by each Young Marine
- Running Shoes or Sneakers
- White Socks (to wear with PT uniform)
- Black Boot Socks (to wear with camouflage utility uniform)
- Black Knitted Gloves (solid color, plain with no logos)


 Cost: $200.00 for first participant, $175.00 for each additional participant per family for initial annual registration.  The initial registration fee covers the initial uniform issue as well as all training aids and awards. $60.00 annual re-registration for each consecutive year beginning August of the following year.

Payment Due Dates: $100.00 initial payment per participant due at the time of registration.  Remaining payment due no later than the start of Recruit Training.  Recruits will not be eligible to graduate Boot Camp or receive the utility uniform until full payment is received.

Registration: To register or contact our unit with any questions, concerns or for additional information, please visit https://youngmarines.org/unit/firststate/ContactJoin. At the bottom of the page you can choose an option to contact the unit or to begin registration.        


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