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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 & Clark Young Marines
28 February 2015
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image The new Division 6 commanding officer congratulated us for our recent earning of the Marine Corps League Commendation ribbon!
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
26 February 2015
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Friends,

Tualatin Valley Young Marines (TVYM) in now a reality!!!

We are in North Oregon Battalion, Northwest Regiment, 6th Division. The same as OCYM.

On this Sunday March 1, 2015 at 1400hrs (2:00pm)

Hillsboro Fire Station #3, Training Classroom (near Hops Stadium)
4455 NW 229th. Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Parking on the side (DO NOT park on the apparatus drive way!!)

I will be presenting my plan for TVYM. I figure my presentation will be about 2 hours long. I am looking for those who may be willing to help and become a part of this new and exciting unit. I have learned a lot from Lewis and Clark Young Marines, Oregon Cascade Young Marines, Oregon Cascade Airsoft Team, Territorial Young Marines, the Marine Corps, Sea Scout Ships Beaver and Dolphin Too and Boy Scouts. I am excited about taking the step to, do it my way (use my ideas and experience allowing all to be heard and have input). I am excited to work hard and make TVYM a talked about unit (in a good way). Please do not be late!

As I do not have email access to many who have told me they are interested, please forward to anyone who may have an interest in joining our new unit. I plan to focus activities in the Washington County area and allow OCYM to keep Portland.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Please reply to this message to let me know if you are able to attend.


Don Sill
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
24 February 2015
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Colorado health professionals are coming forward to report an emerging trend: expectant mothers who are addicted to pot.

The emerging health crisis is creating what is undoubtedly our generation’s version of 1980s “crack babies.”.

According to the physicians, as routine pot smokers cease consumption of marijuana upon learning they are pregnant, it can lead to violent or painful withdrawal from tetrahydrocannabinol — also known as THC — the addictive substance found in marijuana.

The March of Dimes reports that the presence of marijuana can lead to premature birth. It can also create problems with brain development which may later affect a child’s “behavior, memory, problem-solving skills and ability to pay attention.” It can also create neonatal abstinence syndrome, in which a baby gets addicted to a drug before birth “then goes through withdrawal after birth.”
- http://tinyurl.com/k7zbkbv
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
21 February 2015
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Good times and great weather!! We built cross country skiing and snow shoeing "simulators", Clark County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue taught classes Friday night and demonstrated their equipment, Bushcraft Northwest from Goldendale, WA taught fire starting and was among our list of qualified instructors Saturday. We had challenge stations to include fire starting to boil water, first aid to treat hypothermia and frostbite, land navigation to five points and marksmanship safety range. And for the first time at Winter Warrior "awards and recognition" was handed out to best overall team and for the individual events!! Thank you to all the participants Young Marines, Scouts and Venturing crews alike!! Great job
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
19 February 2015
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Today is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. We remember the courage, commitment and sacrifice of the brave Marines and Navy Corpsman who hit the black sands and raised Old Glory upon Mt Suribachi. Semper Fidelis!
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
11 February 2015
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Great to see corporate america (USAA) taking notice of the tremendous registered adult volunteer efforts being put forth for our youth and their communities! Thank you to all our adult volunteers and parents for making this amazing experience possible for so many of our highly dedicated and deserving youth.
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