ROSE CITY YOUNG MARINES
The Rose City Young Marines is located in Tyler, TX.
Chartered January 2022
For kids ages 8-18
The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America's youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to being productive members of society.
Upon joining a local Young Marine unit, youth undergo a 40-hour orientation program. Meetings are hosted on Saturday, every week, for 7 weeks. This orientation is called Recruit Training. . The youth learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure, land navigation, public speaking, and more. At the end of recruit training, we hold a weekend-long campout for the recruits to apply the skills they learned during recruit training and celebrate with a graduation and awards ceremony.
After graduating from Young Marine Recruit Training, the youth have the opportunity to learn even more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marine uniform, and work toward earning ribbons and other awards.
Local Unit Activities
After Recruit training the Rose City Young Marines meet every other Saturday for normal meetings. Plus we participate in community service events, camping trips, hikes, parades, color guards, veteran appreciation & more.
Summer Adventures and Challenges
During the summer months, Young Marines can attend the Young Marines National Summer Programs including Adventures, Challenges, Encampments, and Schools (SPACES).
Some of the exciting SPACES events include Junior Leadership School, Senior Leadership School, Advanced Leadership School, the Great American History Adventure, Space Camp, National Flight Academy, Drill and Ceremonies School, Orienteering, Sailing, Cowboy Experience, National Outdoor Leadership School, SCUBA and Master SCUBA Diver Schools, and the National Encampment.