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...founded to promote the mental, moral and
physical development of young Americans.


1. Required time in previous grade:

  • Four months as Corporal.

2. Citizenship:

  • Know your state’ s governor, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, State Senator, and State Representative.

  • Memorize the names of all the U.S. Presidents.

  • Memorize the names of the 50 states and 8 possessions.

3. Leadership:

  • Know Leadership Principles.

4. Physical Fitness:

  • Pass PFT with score of 250 points or more.

  • Swim a minimum of 50 yards.

5. School:

  • Maintain excellent conduct and do work consistent with ability.

6. Home and Outside Activities:

  • Make own bed daily and take care of room.

  • Assist parents with more than one chore.

7. Personal Habits:

  • Keep room and personal effects in order.

  • Take pride in personal appearance.

  • Uniform neat and clean at all times.

8. Close order drill:

  • Be able to drill and INSTRUCT a squad.

9. Other Subjects:

  • Be able to read a map.

  • Be able to use a compass.

  • Pass the Sergeant’s test with a minimum of 80%.

Rules and regulations taken from The Young Marines Guidebook