Upcoming Events for 2019 . . .

**Schedule is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

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.

JANUARY

1 – NO DRILL

8 –Take individual database photos / Distribute ribbons to 1802 grads / PT & drill

15 – Take individual database photos / Distribute ribbons to 1802 grads / PT, Class, Drill

22 - Take individual database photos / Distribute ribbons to 1802 grads / PT, DDR Class, Drill

29 – DUE DATE: YM Yearly dues ($150) or ½ year ($75) / PT, Class, Drill

 

FEBRUARY

5 – PT, Class, Drill

12 – Laser Gate (laser tag). Pizza and drinks provided. Meet/pick-up at location: 288 Plymouth Ave, Fall River, MA 02721 (6PM – 8:30PM)

19 – NO DRILL (Feb. school vacation)

26 – PT, DDR Class, Drill

 

MARCH

5 - Parents Info Night for new recruits @ 7PM / PT, Class, Drill

12 – First day for Recruit Class 1901 ($100 deposit due today). New Recruits: gray sweatshirt & sweatpants, sneakers, water bottle, notebook, and pen EVERY WEEK / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

19 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT) / Color Guard Tryouts (YM ONLY)

23/24 – Cold weather encampment

26 - PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

 

APRIL

2 – Physical Fitness Test (PFT) – entire unit (YM/RCT)

9 – DUE DATE: Second payment due for new recruits ($100) / Awards (announced at 8:00PM) (YM) / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

16 – NO DRILL (April school vacation)

23 - PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

30 - Swim Qualification: ALL Recruits & YM - Meet/Pick-up at New Bedford High School swimming pool - 230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740 (pool located closest to Hathaway Blvd and Parker St) 6-9PM. Girls: one-piece modest bathing suit; Boys: swim trunks. T-shirts optional for both.

 

MAY

7 – DUE DATE: Final payment due for new recruits ($100) / Recruit uniform and boot sizing / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

14 – NO DRILL

21 - PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

25 - Memorial Day Flags: New Bedford - Working with the Cemetery Dept. to place flags on veteran graves. Meet at Veteran's Plot at Rural Cemetery (Grape St. entrance) at 9 AM in full uniform, sleeves up, ribbons.

27 - Memorial Day Parade: 11 AM (YM only) New Bedford - Parade will form at the intersection of Hathaway Blvd. & Parker St. at 11AM. Please arrive in full uniform, sleeves up, ribbons by 10:45AM.

28 - PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

 

JUNE

4 – Parent Meeting @ 8PM / Distribute recruit uniforms, sweats, boots / PT, Class, Drill

8 & 9 - Recruit Encampment: Location - TBA / Drop-off: 6:00 AM 6/9; Pick-up: 12:00 PM 6/10 :: Gear list / SCYM Waiver

11 – Graduation practice, drill

18 – Recruit Class 1801 Graduation & Reception / YM Awards (meet at 6PM, ceremony starts at 7PM)

22 - Relay for Life: Fort Tabor, 6 AM to noon. Assisting with event. Utilities with ribbons.

25 - Build ribbon racks with newest YM / PT, DDR Class, Drill / Mid-year Board Request form due

 

JULY

2 – PT, Class, Drill / DUE DATE: YM Yearly dues:  ½ year ($75) – if applicable

4 - Freetown Independence Day Parade - 10AM, Starts at Bypass Rd. near Independence Harbor and ends at Hathaway Park

6 - Cape Verdean Recognition Parade - New Bedford: Sat, 11AM. Starts at Buttonwood Park, travels down Union Street, right onto Acushnet Avenue, right onto Grinnell Street, right onto Purchase Street.

9 – PT, Class, Drill / Promotional Boards

14 - New Bedford Police Union presents the Whaling City Festival - Buttonwood Park, from noon - 5PM. SCYM will be assisting at the event and manning a table to promote our program. Rides, games, a circus, and more!

16 - Team-building raft exercises at beach (modest bathing suits/swim trunks and towels required)

23 – PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

24 – Six Flags New England. Cost $35 - due at drill on 6/26) drop off @ Buttonwood Park Zoo parking lot 8AM/pick up @ Buttonwood Park Zoo parking lot 8PM. Spending money is highly encouraged for incidental purchases and snacks if desired. Lunch bags with snacks can be kept in bus for ride to and from park.

27 - Concert on the Green: 4-10PM @ Stackhouse Club, South Dartmouth. Family-based event/incorporates music with the outdoors along with a picnic type of atmosphere. Free tickets for YM and their families! SCYM will be assisting at event and manning a table to promote our program. Uniform: Red t-shirt, camouflage pants, boots, cover (YM only)

30 - Parents Info Night for new recruits @ 7PM / PT, Class, Drill (YM) / Mid-Year Promotions & awards (announced at 8PM)
 

AUGUST

4 – Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Parade @ 2PM (meet at 1PM – meet location TBD) 50 Medeira Ave. New Bedford, MA 02746 Parade Route: begins at Brooklawn Park and proceeds south on Acushnet Ave. to Earle St., turns east onto Earle St. and continues to the Immaculate Conception Church. It then turns north onto Madeira Ave. and proceeds to Madeira Field where it enters the Feast grounds and past the reviewing stand at Stage 1. Uniform: Full uniform w/ ribbons (YM only)

6 – National Night Out, Event time: 4:30PM - 8PM - Meet and pick-up: Riverside Park (Coffin Ave/Belleville Ave. New Bedford). This is an annual event held on the first Tuesday of August to bring neighborhoods together with the men & women who protect them. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and better places to live. Uniform: Red t-shirt, camouflage pants, boots, cover – Color Guard in full uniform – Arrive at Riverside Park at 4PM (YM only)

13 – NO DRILL

20 – NO DRILL

TBA - Project S.L.A.M (Students Learning a Message), Dartmouth House of Correction, 400 Faunce Corner Rd, N. Dartmouth, 9 - 11:00AM. 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 (to follow) (YM only)

27 - PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM)

 

SEPTEMBER

3 - First day for Recruit Class 1902 ($100 deposit due today – for new recruits only). New Recruits: gray sweatshirt & sweatpants, sneakers, water bottle, notebook, and pen EVERY WEEK / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

10 - September Boards request form due / PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

17 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

24 - Promotional Boards / PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

 

OCTOBER

1 - DUE DATE: Second payment due for new recruits ($100) / Quarterly Promotions & Ribbons (announced at 8:00PM) / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

8 - Swim Qualification: ALL Recruits & YM - Meet/Pick-up at New Bedford High School swimming pool - 230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740 (pool located closest to Hathaway Blvd and Parker St) 6-9PM (boys - swim trunks, towel / girls – modest one-piece swimsuit, towel / t-shirt optional for all)

15 - PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

19/20 - Recruit Encampment: Location - TBA / Drop-off: 6:00 AM 10/13; Pick-up: 12:00 PM 10/14 :: Gear list / SCYM Waiver (RCT and pre-selected YM)

22 - PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

25 – Young Marine Birthday Ball, Century House, 107 S. Main St., Acushnet, MA 02743, 6 - 10PM. Tickets: Cost $25 per person (available during drill on 10/16 & 10/23). Formal attire (shirt/tie/slacks, dress/skirt, etc.). Dinner / DJ - Music on Wheels (YM/RCT)

29 - November Boards request form due / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

 

NOVEMBER

5 - DUE DATE: Final payment due for new recruits ($100) / Recruit uniform and boot sizing / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

11 - Veteran's Day Parade @ 11AM (Young Marines only to march, but recruits can cheer us on from the sidelines!), Starts at Buttonwood Park, East on Union St., left on Pleasant St. to New Bedford Main Library. Uniform: Full uniform w/ ribbons. (YM only)

12 - Promotional Boards / PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

19 - Physical Fitness Test (PFT) – entire unit (YM/RCT)

26 - Distribute recruit uniforms, sweats, boots / Promotions & Ribbons (announced at 8:00PM) / PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

 

DECEMBER

3 – Graduation Practice, Drill (YM/RCT)

10 - Recruit Class 1902 Graduation & Christmas Party (meet at 6PM, ceremony starts at 7PM) (YM/RCT)

17 – NO DRILL

24 – NO DRILL

31 – NO DRILL