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We will have our 2015 Spring Recruit Class Orientation for anyone, ages 8-18, who is interested in joining the Carroll County Young Marines and their parents, on April 13, 2015 at 1830 (6:30 pm). The meeting will be at the Carroll County Ag Center, 706 Agriculture Center Westminster, MD in the Blizzard Bldg. Please print out the pages here, before the first class. All recruits must have a completed physical fitness form filled out by thier attending physician before they are allowed to join the recruit class.

The first recruit class will begin April 13, at 1830 (6:30 pm), also at the Ag Center, Blizzard Bldg. Unit drills last until 2030 (8:30 pm). Parents are not expected to be at the drill for the duration. Tentative Recruit Graduation date is December 9, 2015.

In order to graduate, recruits may only miss a maximum of two drills, attend the recruit weekend camping trip, achieve a passing PFT score and to know the other basic information on this page.

Total cost of registration is $130. This Registration fee for new Recruits is a one time fee. The initial charge can be broken up into two seperate payments through recruit training. This fee is necessary to supply and uniform the new recruits for the Young Marines program. This fee includes the following:

  • Woodland Camouflage Blouse (top)
  • Woodland Camouflage Trousers (bottoms)
  • Black Jungle Boots
  • Name tapes (green for Camouflage utilities)
  • Encampment fees for Recruit Training
  • Encampments meals
  • Woodland Camouflage Cover
  • Web Belt
  • Boot Blousing Bands
  • All Required Young Marines Patches
  • Registration with the National Headquarters
  • Young Marines Basic guidebooks
  • National Liability Insurance

First payment is requireded by the end of the second class.
No refunds will be issued after the third class.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Lucy Ambs or call 410-857-5623.

What Every Recruit Must Know In Order to Graduate from Boot Camp

I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America - and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed,at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight. O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming, And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there, Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon my God, my Country, and its flag, my parents, or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself.
Semper Fidelis

  1. Obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.
  2. Keep myself neat at all times without other people telling me to.
  3. Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.
  4. Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home or at play
  5. Remember having self-discipline will enable me to control by body and mind in case of an emergency


The recruit applicant should start now to get in shape for his Physical Fitness Test (PFT) It recommended that he/she begin a regular habit of extercise.

15 pushups, a two (2) minute rest. 30 sit ups, a two (2) minute rest. 15 pushups, a two (2) minute rest. 30 sit ups, a two (2) minute rest. A ten (10 Minute jog.)

This should help him/her elimanate soreness when he/she takes his/her first Physical Fitness Test at the begining of recruit training.

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