HOW TO JOIN
The Capital Area Young Marines program is open to all youth ages 8 years of age through completion of high school. The only membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at school. Our Young Marines and staff reside across Central Texas which includes; San Antonio, Houston, and Taylor. Our service area stretches from Killeen, Temple, Johnson City, Fredericksburg, College Station and Brenhan, Texas.
Upon joining the Capital Area Young Marines unit, all members must undergo a 26-hour orientation program, generally spread out over several weekly meetings, known as Recruit Training. The recruits learn general subjects such as; history, customs, courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure. After graduating from the Young Marine Recruit Training, the youth have the opportunity to learn new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marines uniform and work towards ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, academic excellence, first aid and drug resistance education.
The Capital Area Young Marines meet for training and community events throughout the year. To see what activities the Capital Area Young Marines have been doing lately, visit the Unit Calendar page.
To begin the enrollment process click on the button below and download the enrollment packet. Please visit the Contact Us page for additional information or fill out the entry form below and someone will contact you.