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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
Military Customs and Courtesies
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 youths to be registered must attend an Orientation meeting, scheduled 4-5 weeks before Recruit training begins.
You will also need the following:
or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
(for verification purposes only)
Recent Physical Exam or School Sports Physical (less than one year old)
Copy of Medical Insurance Card (front and back)
Recruit Registration Fees:
Usually about $350.00
Includies cost of uniform, gear, food, and other items
Annual Registration Fees:
The annual national registration fee is usually around $100-$200.
Young Marines from current year Recruit class will not have to pay re-registration fees until the second year of their enrollment.
Recruit training at Mountain View is completed over two back-to-back weekends, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, usually in the summer. Both weekends, Recruits will arrive at 1800 (6 p.m.) on Friday night and depart no later than 1500 (3 p.m.) on Sunday. Recruits sleep
at the training facility for both nights of each weekend.
A Parent/Guardian & Recruit Orientation Meeting is held approximately 4-5
weeks in advance of Recruit Training. A Uniform Sizing Meeting is held approximately 3 weeks prior to start of Recruit Training. Anyone who has expressed interest will be informed of the meetings and training dates
Becoming an Adult Volunteer:
Adult Volunteers serve at the pleasure of the Unit Commander, after they pass a national
and provide character references.
Adult Volunteers must be at least
18 and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
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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