Do you have what it takes to be a Parris Island Young Marine?

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The Parris Island Young Marines will be holding a Parent/Recruit Orientation Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at building 115 on Parris Island for the spring training schedule, which begins March 2.

The Young Marines are a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through completion of high school. The program promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members, focusing on character building, leadership, and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The only membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at school. 

The youth learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure. After graduating from Young Marines “Boot Camp,” the youth have the opportunity to learn more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marines uniform and earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, first aid, and drug resistance education.

For more information please visit or, call 843-271-2663 or email the Unit Commander at

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