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WHAT WE DO
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Thank you for your interest in joining our unit.
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/Registration.
You will also need the following.
Birth Certificate and Social Security Card (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 - $250.00
Fee Breakdown: $50 - annual dues includes $20 national dues and $30 unit dues
$200 - uniforms, gear, & Recruit Training supplies
Our unit provides opportunities to fundraise or seek scholarships to help with the initial costs.
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. The annual registration for adult volunteers is $20 for national dues.
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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.
Note: Filling out the Join/Volunteer form info gets you one step closer to being in the program, but is not a final commitment to join.
New recruits can only join our Poolee Program and Recruit Training once all registration documents are complete and initial dues are turned in as explained at orientation. We look forward to contacting all families who fill out the Join/Volunteer form for their interested youth or adult volunteer!
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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.
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Dumfries, VA 22026
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