Young Marines of the Palm Beaches

Mailing: 11924 Forest Hill Blvd., Ste 10A-129                              Meeting: West Palm Beach                                                               

                Wellington, FL 33414                                                                          Near Palm Beach International Airport           

Recruit Training.

Gear earned: ruck sack, boots, uniforms, sea bag, and more.

Recruit Training Graduation.

  • No one just becomes a Young Marine.
  • Young Marine is a name that's earned.
  • The uniform is earned.
  • The gear is earned.

In a time when young people have so many things given to them so easily, the Young Marines stands out as a group that teaches the value of working hard, persevering, and taking pride in a job well done.


Recruits in standard recruit uniform.

Young Marines of the Palm Beaches is supported by our families and various donors including these generous sponsors:

Young Marines of the Palm Beaches

  • Required to become a Young Marine
  • 10 to 13 weeks long
  • Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Required standard recruit uniform must be worn
  • Learn history, citizenship, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, military rank structure, and more
  • Work to improve fitness, teamwork, discipline, and gain a sense of pride and personal accomplishment that can increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Includes one required overnight encampment (aka camping trip)
  • Must be willing to study outside of drill time
  • $75 registration fee to begin
  • $325  due approximately 5 weeks after training begins--for gear that comes with graduation
  • Paperwork required to register: enrollment forms, recent (less than one year old) school physical, immunization records, copy of medical insurance card, and verification of date of birth and social security number
  • Interested young person and a parent (or guardian) must attend a Recruit Orientation
  • Recruits participate in weekly unit drills, unit encampment, social events (such as our Christmas party), and fundraisers
  • Recruits may not participate in activities with other units, parades, community service events, etc. until after graduation
  • Recruit Training sessions typically begin in early September, February, and June.
Young Marines of the Palm Beaches' logo

Regular Drills

Place: Marine Reserve Center in central Palm Beach County near the Palm Beach International Airport

Time: Wed. nights, 5:45 to 9:15 p.m. (Special events are usually on weekends.)

Want to learn more?

Contact us to set an appointment to visit on a Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Youth should come wearing blue jeans, white socks, sneakers, and a white t-shirt, and bring a parent or guardian.

Can't wait for the next Recruit Training session to begin?  

Have a youngster who isn't quite ready for the full Recruit Training?

Try our new Poolee program!

Poolees will need the following, the same as recruits (see above):

  • Paperwork
  • Registration fee
  • Uniform

Unlike recruits, Poolees:

  • meet Wednesdays from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. (shorter time frame)
  • Begin any Wednesday after registration is processed
  • No book work nor written tests (though they'll learn information that will help them pass tests if they become recruits)
  • Lighter introduction to the program
  • Participate in first half of weekly drills and unit social events
  • May NOT participate in fundraisers, parades, community service, activities with other units, etc.
  • Can transition to recruit when next Recruit Training session begins.

Recruits in the standard recruit uniform