Lewis & Clark Young Marines - Vancouver, WA

The Young Marines is a national youth organization developing teamwork, leadership and discipline through education and service opportunities to boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school.

The objectives of the Young Marines program: 

- Promote the physical, moral, and mental development of its members.

- Advocate a healthy, drug-free lifestyle through continual drug prevention education.

- Instill in its members the ideals of honesty, fairness, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, attention to duty, love of God, and fidelity to our country and its institutions.

- Stimulate an interest in and respect for academic achievement and the history and traditions of the United States of America.

- Promote physical fitness through the conduct of physical activities, including participation in athletic events and close order drill.

Ready to earn the title Young Marine?

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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image More than 60 percent of teens in the United States have at least one social media account, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. And while being online is a good way to keep in touch with friends, it's important for parents to be proactive about Internet safety.

Unfortunately, there are people who can use your child's personal information to steal identities, bully them or begin an inappropriate relationship. Helpprotect students from online dangers by following these safety tips:

1. Keep your child’s profile private so that only family and people you know see photos, important dates and other information.

2. Make sure they’re not posting personal details, including phone numbers, home address, and the name of their school or Social Security number.

3. Only allow them to publish photos and videos that don't jeopardize their safety or their integrity.

4. Make sure they choose a strong password that can't be guessed, and that it gets changed every three months.

5. Never allow them to accept friend requests from people they don't know.

6. Keep an open dialogue with your children. Ask them to let you know if they've received private messages from a stranger, or from someone at school who is teasing, harassing or threatening them. Those could be signs of cyber-bullying or even a sexual predator.
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Canby Oregon Fair - WWII Honor Flights fundraiser assistance.
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image The Lewis & Clark Young Marines got a call earlier this week from a Gold Star father that we have worked with before. The Boy Scout troop who had been lined up to assist with his Honor Flight fundraiser at the Canby Fair (Oregon) backed out and they needed assistance. We gathered a small contingent with little notice and off they went. They were able to assist with raising roughly $4,500 in TEN MINUTES time by passing the hat through the bleachers at the fairgrounds. The money supports the Honor Flights, which take WWII veterans and a chaperone to their memorial in Washington DC at no cost to the veteran or their chaperone. FANTASTIC program. The veteran in the picture with the Young Marines is a WWII vet. He was a sailor in the Navy and his boat was shot out from underneath him. He was rescued from the Pacific Ocean and sent back to Pearl Harbor. Admiral Nimitz came to his hospital to visit him and he told the admiral he wanted to quit the Navy and join the Marines to get some payback for his boat sinking. The admiral told him he wouldn't allow him to quit the Navy but would do the next best thing. Two months of training later, this veteran landed with the Marines on Tarawa ... as a corpsman. :) Love his story!! I'm happy to see he wanted to come down and meet the Young Marines and visit with them. What a great living history moment for them.
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image YM SgtMaj Abigail Bambilla will officially retire from the Young Marines on Sunday August 28th at final formation. Please join us in writing messages of appreciation, congratulations and encouragement as she embarks on her next journey.

"Congratulations on your retirement! If you get bored, you know you can come and hang out with us."

"We'll miss you. You are one of a kind and not easily replaced."

"You will remembered for the things that you did here. Thanks for your years of hard work and dedication. Congratulations on your retirement."

"Semper Fi Ninja"
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Current, future and potential Young Marines take note! Physicals are required annually.
Free Clinic offers sports physicals

Vancouver – Appointments are available for free sports physicals for Clark County K-12 students from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 27 at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, 4100 Plomondon St. The physicals are available for children without health insurance or children whose insurance does not cover sports physicals.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling 360-313-1390. Students are encouraged to bring any sports physical paperwork provided by their schools.

The clinic does not provide physicals for adults.

To learn more, visit http://freeclinics.org/services/sports-physicals.
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Lewis and Clark Facebook Image A small contingent from Lewis & Clark joined Seattle Young Marines today July 23 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in support of 'Stand with Those Who Serve'. What is this you ask?

Stand With Those Who Serve is an annual event that began as an idea in 2010, following the loss of 6 officers in Washington State. It was clear after the tragedy that law enforcement personnel needed a chance to come together for a positive event along with their families to heal.

Our volunteer team came together from agencies across the state and included law enforcement agencies from the city, state, federal and military agencies. Our team has stayed together from the beginning and we have even added new members who are truly dedicated to making the event even better each year.
Our first event was held in the summer of 2011 and was held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and we had more than 2500 participants and attendees. The concept was simple, to offer a safe and fun day for law enforcement professionals to feel appreciated, enjoy a hot dog and ice cream and share the positive aspect of their job with their families. During the event, we shared agency demos and displays and watched hundreds of officers reconnect with colleagues, gather more information about organizations and businesses who supported law enforcement families and uniformed and non-uniformed personnel sharing their job with their family. We knew after year one that this was a special event.

In 2016, we are proud to be holding our 6th annual Stand With Those Who Serve event on Joint Base Lewis McChord. We have shared the last five year with close to 10,000 participants and attendees of all ages. We have opened our event to all first responders and is inclusive all law enforcement, corrections, fire and military and all of their families. Our event is still simple in nature and we invite businesses, non-profit organizations, agency demos and displays, kids and family events, entertainment and food/refreshments. We have also added a special focus on recruiting and work closely with transitioning military personnel.
Each year we have also been proud to assist our communities and we have donated school supplies, blankets and have hosted bone marrow drives and we always share opportunities to donate or give back to the communities that we serve.

Our Mission:
Stand With Those Who Serve is dedicated to honoring law enforcement, fire and corrections personnel from city, state, federal and military organizations. We are inclusive of all sworn and non-sworn personnel who work in public safety and support organizations that work closely with agencies across Washington State.

Stand With Those Who Serve is a volunteer team of active and retired law enforcement, corrections, fire, military along with non-sworn personnel from family support organizations across Washington State. Our event is run under incident command systems and our Incident Commander is Detective Carrie McNally from the Seattle Police Departments.
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
8100 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98664
VOICE:(424)242-5296 - FAX: (801)760-0101
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MCO 5760.4C
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