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 & Clark Young Marines
15 January 2017
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Day 1 for PLT 32517 went well in spite of our continued struggles with snow in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We called a 'one hour late start' and kicked off the newest recruit platoon's training cycle. We had 53 recruits turn in paperwork to begin their journey to become Young Marines.
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
13 January 2017
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Tomorrow January 14th will be a one hour LATE START DAY!

*** Drill will start at 0900 ***

Please arrive for sign in between 0820-0840.

Drill will be finished at normal time. We are NOT extending drill hours later.

Recruits - we will still be doing the parent meeting for you after morning formation. Please plan on staying!!!
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
28 December 2016
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Way to go Lewis and Clark Young Marines...after they helped at this event the youth 8-18 boys and girls went to Evergreen Memorial for Wreaths Across Amerca and placed over 500 wreaths on veterans graves. Outstanding community involvement! Http://lcym.org
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
24 December 2016
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image If you were ever a guest at a Lewis & Clark drill, you might wonder why staff eat after the Young Marines AND why Adjutant (3rd to last), XO (2nd to last), and CO (last) eat at the very end of the staff line? It's all about leadership style and caring about the troops entrusted to your charge.
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
18 December 2016
Lewis and Clark Facebook Image Young Marine Training - "Boot Camp"
All applicants, ages eight to completion of high school, attend an orientation night and complete an indoctrination process affectionately called "boot camp", usually spread out over several monthly meetings. This training instills a sense of pride and personal accomplishment, forming the basis of confidence and self-esteem. Graduation day is always a proud and memorable day for the Young Marine and his/her family, parents and friends. It is the day that you earn the distinguished title of Young Marine and you wear, with pride, the uniform of a Young Marine. From this day forward, you are a member of an esteemed group of young Americans who are making a difference in their lives, the lives of others, their community and their country.

Boot Camp subjects include:

Customs and courtesies
History & traditions of the United States
Physical fitness education
Discipline & citizenship
Uniform regulations & personal hygiene
Close order drill
Self discipline and self respect
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Lewis & Clark Young Marines
8100 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98664
VOICE:(424)242-5296 - FAX: (801)760-0101
501(c)3 Tax ID #38-2346425
MCO 5760.4C
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