Parents must send a contact request by clicking the contact/Join tab. You will receive an email or call within 24 hours and follow-ups after. Please respond to these emails and or calls as soon as you can. If you do not, we will assume you have changed your mind and we will cancel your request. Please take note that we only have two recruit classes a year.
Once we contact you, we will give the date for the parent orientation. After the orientation we will send you an access key to begin the registration process. You must have all online forms filled out along with all documentation submitted to be fully enrolled. Once your child has signed up, they will be in Poolee (Pool-E) status until the start of the next recruit class. POOLEE meeting will be two hours long and consist of physical fitness, close order drill introduction and details about the Young Marines.
The next recruit orientation will be in March 2020 and registration will be late May 2020. The recruit training class will start in the beginning of August 2020. During the time of May 2020 till August 2020, your child will be in our Poolee program as they wait to begin recruit training. The registration fees are $80.00 ($82.00 online payment). When your child registers they must follow the YM grooming standards, which includes but are not limited to, a proper haircut, shave, no earrings for males, multiple ear and nose rings for females. These standards must be followed anytime an active member attends a function including drill meetings.
While your Poolee awaits the start of their recruit training, he or she will come to the regular stated drill meetings for a period of two hours. During the two-hour session where they will execute PT (Physical Training), introduction to COD (Close Order Drill), and other instruction pertaining to the Young Marines. This is intended to prepare them for recruit training and their career in the Young Marines.
When recruit training starts, your recruit will undergo a 26-hour orientation
program generally spread out over several monthly meetings. They will learn general subjects
such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank
structure, drug demand reduction classes and more.
After graduating from the Young Marines Recruit Training, you will have the opportunity to learn even more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marines uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, first aid and drug resistance education.
Young Marines are expected to attend unit functions and be active along with their fellow
Coming to drill meetings prepared with all uniform items and gear is required.
A positive attitude and hard work will help you to be successful in this endeavor.
Having the desire to expect nothing but excellence from yourself.
Respecting yourself and others and striving to be your best.
Attending unit functions such as meetings, encampments and community service.