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


Memorial Day Monday - 5/26/14

Memorial Day Monday (May 26) our unit will be participating in the ceremony and events up at Ft. Vancouver. The logistics are as follows:

Arrival: 0700 {at} Vancouver Elks Lodge

Uniform of the Day: cammie alpha

Lunch: BBQ on site at Ft. Vancouver - bring $5 and a hydration source

Pick-Up: 1430 {at} Vancouver Elks Lodge

If it appears it will be inclement weather, please wear/bring your field jacket. If you don't own a field jacket, please make arrangements with Mrs. Miller to check one out on Wed night May 21. She can be reached at supply{at}lcym.org.

Sign In/Out will be like normal in the Sign In/Out room.
POSTED ON: 04/09/2014 17:01 PM (Read: )

Starlight Parade - 5/31/14

The Starlight Parade and Starlight Run are being held Saturday, May 31 this year. The unit is putting together a trip down to watch again for those that want to attend! We'll leave the Elks Lodge at 1630 and travel via the unit bus downtown to "our spot" (location to be determined at a later date).

We'll munch on burgers, etc downtown.

We'll return to the Elks Lodge YMs will be ready for pick up around 2300.

Please send $5 for chow monies.

UNIFORM OF THE DAY: Charlies w/ unit windbreakers or unit sweatshirts

If your YM is interested in running in the Starlight Run that precedes the Parade, click "Read More" for more information on how to sign them up ahead of time. You will be responsible for getting your YM to the starting point of the run as well as getting them from the finish line to our "special spot" along the parade route. Please let us know ahead of time if your YM is running the run and will be joining us for the parade so we know we're looking for YMs to join us.
POSTED ON: 04/09/2014 16:54 PM (Read: 17)

Spring 2014 MANDATORY PFT - 4/12/14

The unit will run the Quarter 3 PFT (Physical Fitness Test) on April 12. A make-up PFT will be given on May 10 for those who miss it in April.

It is a requirement of National that each YM in our unit has a current PFT score for each six-month period in order to be eligible for S.P.A.C.E.S. They define each six-month period as October-March and April-September.

It is a requirement of our unit that each YM has to have a score logged both first and third quarter or the YM does not participate in any activity that's held away from the Elks Lodge. That can be a day trip, a morning or afternoon trip, or one of our exciting encampments:

Operation Winter Warrior in January/February
Historical Immersion in June/July (required minimum score of 250)
Operation Belleau Wood in July
Division 6 encampment in July/August
BSA Summer Adventure in August
summer unit encampment in August 2015

It also adversely affects promotions to not have current PFT scores in the database.

POSTED ON: 04/09/2014 16:39 PM (Read: )

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands - Red Wagon Sales - 5/17/14

Our unit will again be deploying our "Red Wagon" sales force out to walk the parade route and sell water, soda, red licorice ropes, etc for the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands.

We will be receiving more detailed information shortly.

Uniform of the Day will be LCYM Charlies.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be applied to Operation Still Unnamed 2015.
POSTED ON: 04/09/2014 16:26 PM (Read: )

See's Candy Fundraiser - Through 4/16/14

The See's Candy mandatory fundraiser began Saturday, 12/7/2013 and runs through Wednesday, 4/16/2014. Mission for this fundraiser is 4 boxes of candy (96 bars of chocolate - each box has 24 bars).

See's Candy Chair - Tracey Goff 360-263-4694
See's Candy Asst Chair - Kathryn Nelson 360-521-7839
See's Candy Store Front Sales Coordinator - Donna Hunter 360-834-4912

The Unit Commander has requested that parents pay 50% of the chocolate cost up front. Each box costs $48, so this would equate to $24 paid up front for each box taken. You would then in turn sell the candy, keep the $24 that you previously had paid the unit, and turn in the remaining $24.

Buy-out is $80 per YM if you'd prefer that route. There are no FA additions given on a buy-out as we've already removed that 50% from the buy-out sum. We only request 50% of what the unit would be making as net profit should your YM have sold instead.

Remember, this is one of the two mandatory fundraisers set by the unit commander. Mandatory fundraisers must be done in order to be considered for any unit encampment or other non-drill unit activities. Not participating in the mandatory fundraisers could result in removal from the unit since they will no longer be considered a "Young Marine in good standing".

Your YM receives 50% of the net profit earned for the boxes they sell into their FA and can of course be used for most anything that is Young Marine related!!

Recruits will also be selling See's Candies and earning monies into their FAs.
POSTED ON: 01/20/2014 01:08 AM (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:

  • February 1
  • April 12
  • June 7
  • August 2
  • October 11
  • December 6

  • Click "Read More" for more details.

POSTED ON: 09/10/2008 11:52 AM (Read: 776)

Operation Belleau Wood - 7/17/14 through 7/20/14

Gear, medications, and the check-out process will be done on Wednesday, 7/16/14 at the Elks Lodge from 1900 to 2000. This will take care of all pre-departure business on Wednesday, leaving Thursday for simply signing in and loading the bus.

Plan on meeting at the Elks on Thursday, 7/17/14 no earlier than 1800. Please make sure your YM eats dinner prior to arriving at the Elks on Thursday. We will only be providing a snack once we set up our bivouac area when we arrive at the acreage.

We'll be back to the Elks on Sunday, 7/20/14 {at} 1400.

Travel uniform on Thursday will be LCYM Deltas.

Cost is $XX. FAs can and are encouraged to be used!!

Click on "Read More" for the Gear List.




BE ADVISED: In order to attend this overnighter, you must be current on all your mandatory fundraising, you must have a PFT score entered in the database for Quarter 1 and Quarter 3, and you must have turned in a year-end report card. No exceptions. LCYMDir_12
POSTED ON: 04/09/2014 16:44 PM (Read: 28)

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: 863)

    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: 1153)

    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: 798)

    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: 589)

    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 - Vancouver Elks Lodge
    11605 SE McGillivray Blvd.
    Vancouver, WA 98683

    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: )

    Wednesdays NCOIC/SNCOIC Schedule FY14/Qtr 2

    Click "Read More" to see the Wednesday Study Night NCOIC/SNCOIC schedule for fiscal year 2013.

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

    POSTED ON: 09/10/2008 13:13 PM (Read: 2548)

    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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