Upcoming Events for 2020 . . .

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.

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

JANUARY

7 –Take individual database photos / PT, Class, drill

14 – Take individual database photos / PT, Class, Drill

21 - Take individual database photos / PT, DDR Class, Drill

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

 

FEBRUARY

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

11 – Parents Info Night for new recruits @ 7PM / PT, Class, Drill

18 – NO DRILL (Feb. school vacation)

25 – PT, DDR Class, Drill

 

MARCH

3 - PT, Class, Drill

10 – First day for Recruit Class 2001 ($100 deposit due today). New Recruits: gray sweatshirt & sweatpants, sneakers, water bottle, notebook, and pen EVERY WEEK / PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

17 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

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

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

 

APRIL

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

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

21 – NO DRILL (April school vacation)

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

MAY

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

12 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

19 -- 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) 6-8:30PM. Girls: one-piece modest bathing suit; Boys: swim trunks. T-shirts optional for both.

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

30 - 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.

31 - 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.

 

JUNE

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

9 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

13 & 14 - Recruit Encampment: Location High Hill Fox & Coon Club, 361 Collins Corner Rd., North Dartmouth, MA 02747 / Drop-off: 6:00 AM 6/9; Pick-up: 12:00 PM 6/10 :: Gear list / SCYM Waiver

16 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

19 - Relay for Life: New Bedford High, 230 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, 6 AM to noon. Assisting with event. Utilities with ribbons.

23 – PT, DDR Class, Graduation practice, drill

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

 

JULY

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

5 - 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.

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

14 - First day for Recruit Class 2002 ($100 deposit due today – for new recruits only). New Recruits: gray sweatshirt & sweatpants, sneakers, water bottle, notebook, and pen EVERY WEEK

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

22 - Six Flags New England. Cost $35 – (due at drill on 7/7) 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.

25 - Concert on the Green: 4-10PM @ The Stackhouse Club, 16 Faith Street, S. Dartmouth, MA 02748. 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)

28 – Build ribbon racks with newest YM / Mid-year Board Request form due / PT, DDR Class, Drill / DUE DATE: YM Yearly dues:  ½ year ($75) – if applicable

 

AUGUST

2 – 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)

4 – 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)

11 – NO DRILL

18 – NO DRILL

25 - DUE DATE: Second payment due for new recruits ($100) / PT, DDR Class, Drill (YM)

 

SEPTEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

 

OCTOBER

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

13 - 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)

16 – 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)

20 - PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT) / PFT make-up day

24/25 - Recruit Encampment: Location - Smith Mills Camp, 1344 Tucker Rd. North Dartmouth, MA 02747 / Drop-off: 6:00 AM 10/13; Pick-up: 12:00 PM 10/14 :: Gear list / SCYM Waiver (RCT & pre-selected YM)

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

 

NOVEMBER

3 - 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)

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

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

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

 

DECEMBER

1 – PT, Class, Drill (YM/RCT)

8 - Graduation Practice, DDR class, Drill (YM/RCT)

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

22 – NO DRILL

29 – NO DRILL

 
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**Snow or weather emergency cancellations will be announced on Facebook. Every effort will be made to email parents as well if possible.

This schedule is subject to change…and WILL likely change. Please check this page frequently, as well as our Facebook page, and your email for updates!