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The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.  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 a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Young Marines learn new skills, earn rank and participate in unit leadership. They earn ribbons in areas such as CPR, swimming, map reading, drug prevention training, conservation, first aid, academic achievement, community service and physical fitness.

Young Marines make a pledge to be drug-free and work hard to encourage family, friends, and schoolmates to share in this commitment.

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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Attention Fred Meyer (Kroger) shoppers...LINK YOUR REWARDS CARD to our local unit and support the unit every time you shop!! Thank you to our 32 families already participating!!

Dear Lewis & Clark Young Marines,

The Kroger Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to local communities. We do this through a variety of activities, including charitable giving, sponsorships and the unique Community Rewards Program of Fred Meyer. As your neighborhood food retailer, we deeply value our ability to support local organizations like yours.

Your supporters (32 households) who shopped at Fred Meyer have contributed to your total donation. Your organization will be receiving a Kroger check within 30 days. If you have any questions, visit our website at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Thank you for your continued support of your local Fred Meyer store.

Thank you,
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Staff
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Congratulations to our newest master sergeant, MSgt Abbie Bambilla!! She joins MSgt McIvor and MSgt Morgan. We are very proud of your hard work MSgt Bambilla! Great job!
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Drill for Lewis & Clark on 4/11/15 was spent out at Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki in Washougal, Washington assisting them with a community service project. We cleaned up fallen limbs and branches from outside, straightening their grounds. We painted picnic tables. We vacuumed and swept, cleaned windows and baseboards and door frames inside. We scrubbed their kitchen. Our return on investment? They fed us lunch (THANK YOU!) and gave us kudos for accomplishing more in our 6 hours on site than other groups have done in several days worth of work time. Great job, Young Marines!
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Our unit is notified of Honor Flights flying out of or into Portland so we can have YMs, staff, and parents participate in their send-off or (more often) their return. Honor Flights are arranged at no expense to the veteran so they (and a chaperone) can go back to Washington D.C. and visit their memorial. These trips are extremely moving and heartfelt for both the veteran and their chaperone. If you are in the Portland/Vancouver metro area and not already on the LCYM email distribution list and you would like to be added to our Honor Flight email distribution list, send a private message and we can do that. It's a very emotional experience for everyone involved and we strongly encourage our friends in the Portland/Vancouver metro area to participate as often as they can.
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Start planning now!! The Red Ribbon Campaign is Oct 23rd-31st...2015 Theme is "Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free"

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference."
On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death.
In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon.

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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image 12 and unders going to a Portland Thunder Arena Football Game!! Oorah!!
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8100 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98664
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MCO 5760.4C