Lewis and Clark Young Marines...A youth corps of discovery


NCO Retreat - 12/5/14 to 12/7/14

Reminder that the NCO Retreat is December 5-7, 2014. You will begin
mustering at the church at 1800 on Friday 12/5/14. You will return on
Sunday 12/7/14 around 1430. Eat dinner prior to arrival on Friday as we will
NOT be serving dinner this evening. We will serve a snack once they get to the
state park and get unloaded.

UOD for Friday night - NCO or SNCO tees tucked in, khaki belt, jeans

Admin check in for this retreat will take place at Study Night on Thurs 12/3/14. Please bring all gear, medications, and payment on Thursday. Cost for the retreat is $50.

All gear will be packed in the trailer on Thursday night in preparation for a
quick departure on Friday night.

Pack and bring Thursday evening:

Sleeping bag/pillow
Cammie Bravos (FIELD cammies and boots) with NCO/SNCO shirt
Extra NCO/SNCO shirt (suggested)
2 sets undergarments
extra socks for Saturday
Field jacket or goretex jacket (reserve through supply{at}lcym.org if you need to)
Black gloves for warmth
Optional beanie for warmth(?)
Hygiene gear to include towel
PT Gear
Unit sweatshirt
shower shoes

Carry in daypack Friday evening:
Writing utensils

POSTED ON: 11/17/2014 15:02 PM (Read: )

Wreath Sales - Optional Fundraiser - Runs through 11/8/14

This is an OPTIONAL fundraiser, but what a great way to fatten up your YM's FA! And ... ALL PROCEEDS FUND OPERATION STILL UNNAMED, our unit encampment slated for summer 2015.

Let's talk Christmas wreaths! Last year this was a GREAT fundraiser.

This year you will again be able to sell wreaths two different ways:

#1 -- You can sell sponsorships for "Wreaths Across America". This is a program that places wreaths at all National Cemeteries across the U.S. Our cemetery is Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Ridgefield, Washington. We will also have an opportunity to go and actually place wreaths on Saturday, December 13, 2014 as a unit. Please make checks payable to "Wreaths Across America".

#2 -- You can sell wreaths, swags and garland to friends, neighbors, and family members. These greenery are extremely fresh. Please make checks payable to "LCYM".

Selling materials will be distributed at drill on Saturday, 9/27/14 at pick-up time. We will also have wreath packets available at all Thursday Study Nights and at drill on Saturday 10/11/14 and Saturday 10/25/14. Final wreath sales and WAA sponsorship monies must be turned in at drill on Saturday, 11/8/14.

DELIVERY of wreaths to the YMs will take place at Thursday Study Night on 12/4/14.

If you have any questions, please contact your parent fundraiser chairmen which are Mrs. Tracey Goff 253-249-9032 or Ms. Kate Nelson 360-521-7839.

If your Young Marine would like to earn the Salesmanship ribbon, mission for this fundraiser will be 7 wreaths.

NOTE: You may have out of the area family and friends sponsor wreaths and our unit will get the credit for their purchases. To do that, direct your customers to the Wreaths Across America website. The website is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. They click on "Sponsor Now" on the main page. From there, they need to make sure they are on the "Sponsor a Wreath" tab. The "one wreath for $15" option is on the top right. When they select that, it allows them to select a specific group to get the credit for the wreath sponsorship. They need to click WASHINGTON (that's where the cemetery is). The cemetery is WAEMGV and our unit is WA00009P. Please make sure to notify Mrs. Goff, Ms. Nelson, and myself if you've got out of towners sponsoring WAA wreaths so that we may credit your YM appropriately. We only get a check from WAA, not an itemized list of who sponsored.

Tracey Goff - t74harley{at}yahoo.com
Kate Nelson - kat06log08{at}yahoo.com
Kristine Lewis - adj{at}lcym.org
POSTED ON: 09/30/2014 23:59 PM (Read: )


Parent Meetings are on even numbered months at the first drill of the month beginning at approximately 0815. Coffee and pastries will be provided! Yummy!

The meeting dates are as follows:

  • August 2
  • October 11
  • December 6
  • February 14
  • April 11

  • Click "Read More" for more details.

POSTED ON: 09/10/2008 11:52 AM (Read: 1089)

Annually Required Parent Volunteerism - FY14 = 6 Hours

Parent Volunteer Hour Administrator - Mrs. Shawna Bolles shawnab66{at}hotmail.com

  • 1.Remember - six (6) hours per Young Marine or Recruit per fiscal year is required. Our fiscal year is October 1 to September 30.

  • 2.Tracking parent volunteer hours can only be done WHEN THEY ARE REPORTED IN. I cannot log/track what is not reported. Mrs. Lewis reports in some hours for events/drills/Study Nights that she is aware of, but she's so busy keeping up with your Young Marines'/Recruits' activities and record books that I would not count on her to get every last detail reported in. Our unit currently sits at 92 YMs/Recruits. There is a lot of administrative work to be done. Please ... make sure that you report in your own hours for every activity/event you volunteer to help support. This includes drills, chow assistance, Wed Study Nights, community service events, color guards, administrative support, fundraiser support (except fireworks), inventory assistance, vehicle assistance (repairs, driving, support), etc.

  • 3.If your volunteerism is something you do weekly (ie See's Candy) an email at the end of the month is fine as long as the dates and hour are all there. Otherwise it's much appreciated if you can email within a day or two of the activity/event with the date and hours worked.

  • 4.My email is shawnab66{at}hotmail.com.

  • Thank you, thank you!
    POSTED ON: 03/13/2013 11:36 AM (Read: )

    Unit Seamstress

    Lewis & Clark Unit Seamstress - Ms. Kathryn Nelson kat06log08{at}yahoo.com

    I will charge $10 for each set of cammies (one blouse and one trouser) or $2 per patch. Field jackets will be $5 each.

    POSTED ON: 01/31/2012 10:52 AM (Read: 1199)

    Unit Phone Number

    Should you need to call in and re-listen to a message,
    our phone number is 424-242-5296. An easy way to remember this is to think of it as 42 42 42 LCYM.

    We will also use this automated system to quickly and conveniently convey messages if drill and/or a Wednesday Study Night has been cancelled.
    POSTED ON: 11/12/2010 11:46 AM (Read: 1466)

    Adult Platoon Leaders (APLs)

    Each platoon has at least a female and a male adult who supervises the platoons. Each platoon also has a YM PLT LDR and a YM PLT SGT who run the platoon.

    Click on "Read More" for a list of each platoon's APLs and their contact info.
    POSTED ON: 12/09/2008 13:11 PM (Read: 1088)

    Winter Weather Wear Regulations

    Field jackets are authorized. They are the preferred "winter coat" for the children. Field jackets need patches sewn on them in the exact same format that they have on their cammie blouses (though we do let them wear the field jacket if they've got an order in for patches and haven't received the patches yet). But to be in regulation, the patches all have to be on the field jacket. [NO PATCHES on Goretex field jackets. It breaks the integrity of the jacket.]

    Grey or red sweatshirts are authorized for layering warmth UNDER BOTH the red National tee and cammie blouse. These are the ONLY colors authorized by the CO/XO.

    Black gloves are authorized.

    School coats are not authorized. If your YM doesn't own their own field jacket, there are field jackets for "check out" in our Supply closet. Check in with Mrs. Miller if your YM needs to "check one out" for a drill or an event. She can be reached at supply{at}lcym.org.


    POSTED ON: 12/09/2008 12:45 PM (Read: 917)

    Drill Dates & Drill Location 2014

    Lewis & Clark drills every other Saturday from 0745-1630.

    The first drill for fiscal year 2014 is 10/12/13. It's every other Saturday from there.

    Drill Location - Safe Harbor Church
    8100 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    What do I bring to every drill?
    unit backpack, PT gear, guidebook, pen/paper, $5 for chow or sack lunch, water

    Promotions are at morning formation on the first Saturday drill of each month.

    Awards are presented almost every drill at closing formation. Parents you are always welcome to show up at final formation at 1600 to watch as your Young Marine receives any awards earned.

    POSTED ON: 11/24/2008 15:46 PM (Read: )

    Thursdays NCOIC/SNCOIC Schedule FY15/Qtr 1

    Click "Read More" to see the Wednesday Study Night NCOIC/SNCOIC schedule for fiscal year 2015.

    The scheduled NCOIC/SNCOIC is responsible for making sure things are running smoothly and properly during our Thursday Night Study Sessions.

    POSTED ON: 09/10/2008 13:13 PM (Read: 2914)

    Uniform Designations

  • Cammie Alphas = cammies with ribbons
  • Cammie Bravos = cammies without ribbons
  • LCYM Charlies = red National tee tucked in, khaki belt, jeans/shorts, tennis shoes
  • LCYM Deltas = unit tee tucked in, khaki belt, jeans/shorts, tennis shoes
  • PT = black shorts from home, unit PT tee shirt (if cold weather, unit sweats are also authorized), tennis shoes

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    POSTED ON: 09/08/2008 20:45 PM (Read: )

    More About Us
    About the Young Marines
    ChesterThe Young Marines is the official youth program of the Marine Corps League. Founded in 1958 to promote the mental, moral and physical development of young Americans, the Young Marines offer a variety of activities specifically designed to develop greater self-esteem, discipline and self-confidence in its members.

    Character building is one of the most important objectives of the Young Marine program, and all of its activities emphasize the importance of honesty, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, and a sense of devotion to God, country, community and family.

    In July of 1993, the United States Marine Corps officially designated the Young Marines program as “the focal organization for fulfilling its participation in the Department of Defense’s drug demand reduction activities.”

    Young Marines make a pledge to maintain a drug free lifestyle and are encouraged to influence family, friends, and schoolmates to share this commitment.

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    Updated on 03/20/2014 10:16 AM by KristineL3
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    Wednesday, Dec 3
    18:30 PM Recruit Orientation
    Thursday, Dec 4
    19:00 PM Study Night - Safe Harbor Church
    Wreath Delivery
    Friday, Dec 5
    18:00 PM NCO Retreat
    Saturday, Dec 6
    07:45 AM DRILL - Elks
    08:00 AM Poolie Class #3
    All Day NCO Retreat
    Sunday, Dec 7
    All Day Pearl Harbor Day: December 7th
    08:30 AM Pearl Harbor Ceremonies
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