Recruit Class 1701 Graduation: Tuesday, June 20 at 7PM

All YM and soon-to-be-YM - bring a dish or dessert to share for our reception after the graduation ceremony!

JUNE
NOVEMBER

Battalion Marksmanship Encampment - Tiverton Rod & Gun Club (TR&GC) 1529 Fish Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878 : June 16 - 17

Time: Drop off at TR&GC @ 5PM Friday, June 16 // Pick up at TR&GC @ 5PM Saturday, June 17

Waiver & Permission Slip required.  TR&GC Waiver / SCYM Waiver / Gear List

Recruit Encampment: December 9 & 10

Location: High Hill Fox and Coon Club, 361 Collins Corner Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Drop-off: 6:00 AM 12/9 in Dartmouth

Pick-up: 12:00 PM 12/10 in Dartmouth

Gear list / SCYM Waiver

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade - New Bedford: Saturday, July 1 @ 11AM

Starts at Buttonwood Park, travels down Union Street, right onto Acushnet Avenue, right onto Grinnell Street, right onto Purchase Street.

Survival Encampment - Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 23. Acushnet (784 Main Street), drop off 9AM Sat. / Pick-up 12PM Sunday

(YM ONLY)  Gear List  // Permission slip

Project S.L.A.M (Students Learning a Message), Dartmouth House of Correction, 400 Faunce Corner Rd, N. Dartmouth

Monday, July 31: 9 - 11:00AM (YM ONLY)
Accompanied by members of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, YM pass through metal detectors and other security systems for a tour of the jail. Once inside, YM learn about inmate living conditions and experience first-hand what it’s like being locked up in a jail cell. The tour wraps up with a frank presentation from male and female inmates about their own life of crime involving drugs and addiction. 
Part of SCYM drug demand reduction awareness. Uniform: unit t-shirt, utilities, boots. No jewelry, cell phones, or metal in pockets.

PERMISSION SLIP

Recruit Class 1702 & 1703 Graduation Ceremony: Tuesday, December 5 @ 7PM

​All YM and soon-to-be-YM - bring a dish or dessert to share for our reception after the graduation ceremony!

MAY

Memorial Day Parade: May 29 @ 11 AM  (YM only)

Parker Street to Clasky Common Park - New Bedford

(cancelled due to rain)


Regimental Encampment: Thurs. August 17 to Sun. August 20

Location: Girl Scout Camp Laurel, 175 Clubhouse Rd, Lebanon, CT

Cost: $60 due July 11 / $65 after 6/11 / ALL forms & fees due by 8/1 

Attendees meet at drill deck on 8/17 @ 2PM (drop-off) // Parents arrive at drill deck 8/20 @ 3PM (pick-up)

Schedule // Gear List // Standard Activity Form // Map

Swim Qualification (ALL recruits and ALL YM): Tuesday, October 10 from 6 - 9PM
New Bedford High School swimming pool

230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740 (pool located closest to Hathaway Blvd and Parker St)


** Remember, we will NOT be meeting at the drill deck on this date.

Upcoming Events for 2017 . . .

New Recruit Class 1703 begins: Tuesday, September 5 @  6 - 9PM

Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford

New Recruits: gray sweatshirt & sweatpants / sneakers / water bottle / notebook & pen

Veteran's Day Parade: November 11 @ 11AM (Young Marines only to march, but recruits can cheer us on from the sidelines!)

New Bedford

Starts at Buttonwood Park, East on Union St., left on Pleasant St. to New Bedford Main Library

AUGUST

Parent Meeting (Recruit and Young Marine Parents/Guardians welcome): Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30PM

Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford

Discussion: Dues, upcoming events, questions/concerns


Promotional Boards: August 8 & 22 during drill
Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford

OCTOBER
DECEMBER

Christmas Party and Quarterly Promotions / Awards / Ribbons: Tuesday, December 19 @ 7PM
Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford

Freetown Fireworks & Vendor Fair - Hathaway Park, Assonet: Monday, July 3 from 4 - 10PM

Join us at this fun event where Southcoast YM will have an info table, pull up bar contest, and raffle.

SEPTEMBER

CANCELED: Recruit Encampment: October 20 - 22 

Location: Camp Varnum, 100 Cormorant Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

Drop-off: 10/20 Drill deck @ 5PM  

Pick-up: 10/22 Drill deck @ 2PM

Gear list 

Young Marine Birthday Ball: October 27 from 6 - 10PM

Century House, 107 S. Main St., Acushnet, MA 02743

Tickets: $25 each (available during drill on 10/17 & 10/24)

Formal attire (shirt/tie/slacks, dress/skirt, etc.)

Dinner / DJ - Music on Wheels

Promotional Boards: Tuesday, December 12 during drill (requires Promotion Request form in advance)
Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford

Swim Qualification (ALL recruits and ALL YM): Tuesday, April 11 from 6 - 8:30 PM

New Bedford High School swimming pool

**Remember, we will not be meeting at the drill deck on this date.

DDR Guest Speaker from "No First Time"- Tuesday, July 25 @ 7PM (during drill) - The No First Time 45 minute presentation and 15 minute question and answer period is designed to educate young people on the danger of experimenting with drugs and engaging in risky behavior. 

APRIL

Freetown Independence Day Parade - Tuesday, July 4 @ 10AM

Starts at Bypass Rd. near Independence Harbor and ends at Hathaway Park 

NO DRILL ON THIS DAY.


Weekly drill is held every Tuesday from 6 - 9PM at Fort Taber Community Center, 950 S. Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02744 unless otherwise noted below.

New Recruit Class 1702 begins: Tuesday, July 18 @  6 - 9PM 
Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford
New Recruits: gray sweatshirt & sweatpants / sneakers / water bottle / notebook & pen

Quarterly Promotions / Awards / Ribbons: Tuesday, September 19 after drill 
Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford

JULY

New Bedford Police Union presents "Family Fun Fest" - Buttonwood Park, Sunday, July 9 from noon - 7PM

SCYM will be assisting at the event and manning a table to promote our program. Rides, games, a circus, and more! YM: Be sure to grab your tickets from the Adjutant before 4:00PM! 

Parents' Information Night for New Recruit Class 1703: Tuesday, August 29 from 7 - 8PM

Drill Deck, Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford