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Cross Roads Young Marines

705 W FM 700, Big Spring, Texas 79720, United States

(432) 517-4791

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Check out our Young Marine Calendar by clicking link below for upcoming events.

https://members.youngmarines.com/unit/crossroads/calendar

10/19/2019

Young Marine Graduation

4:00 PM - 5 PM

705 FM 700 Big Spring

Event Details

10/19/2019

Young Marine Graduation

We meet for graduation of the last recruit cycle.  We will be having another recruit training cycle in January.  Call for more details.

4:00 PM - 5 PM

705 FM 700 Big Spring

10/22/2019

Red Ribbon Week Proclamation

5pm - 7pm

Big Spring City Hall Council Chambers

Event Details

10/22/2019

Red Ribbon Week Proclamation

Young Marines will be speaking on behalf of the Cross Roads Unit in reference to Red Ribbon Week  and the importance of keeping drugs out of Big Spring.

5pm - 7pm

Big Spring City Hall Council Chambers

10/25/2019 through 10/31/2019

Red Ribbon Week

All day

705 FM 700 Big Spring

Event Details

10/25/2019 through 10/31/2019

Red Ribbon Week

Young  Marines unit across the county promote a drug free lifestyle with promoting Red Ribbon Week.

All day

705 FM 700 Big Spring

10/26/2019

Young Marines Drug Demand Reduction 5K Drug Dash

10 AM - 12 PM

Vietnam Memorial Swords Ave Big Spring, Texas

Event Details

10/26/2019

Young Marines Drug Demand Reduction 5K Drug Dash

Our Young Marine Unit and other units across the country promote Red Ribbon Week and our Drug Demand Reduction 5K Drug Dash.

10 AM - 12 PM

Vietnam Memorial Swords Ave Big Spring, Texas

11/01/2019

Heritage Museum Christmas Tree Forest

All day

Heritage Museum Big Spring

Event Details

11/01/2019

Heritage Museum Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas Tree decorating in our selected theme and displayed at the Heritage Museum.  Please go VOTE and choose our unit's tree! 

All day

Heritage Museum Big Spring

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What We Do

 The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America’s youth by teaching  the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our  veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy,  drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and  physical development of its members. The program focuses on character  building and leadership and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to  being productive members of society. 

Training

 Upon joining a local Young Marines unit, recruits undergo a 26-hour  orientation program, generally spread out over several weekly meetings.  They learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies,  close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure. After  graduating from Young Marines Recruit Training, Young Marines have the  opportunity to learn even more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young  Marines uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn  ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service,  swimming, academic excellence, first aid and drug resistance education. 

Real Testimonials

 As a Young Marine GySgt and their bootcamp #004 senior instructor, I can  say this is a very motivated unit with some really amazing and great  Adult Staff (RAVs). I've spent a week with this unit and can't wait to  come back and visit again! ~~Former Young Marine

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 I think this is an amazing program, it takes a lot to get my sons  attention and he is completely consumed by this program it is all he  talks about. I am as excited as he is! ~~Proud Parent

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 I am happy with the foundation they are building for these kids. My son is excited for the future adventures with YM! ~~Proud Parent

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 Best thing to ever happen to my son! Great leaders! ~~Proud Parent

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I love our RA Staff!  We are truly all like a family. ~~Registered Adult Staff

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Enrollment Packet

To join Cross Roads Unit, please click the link below and print out our enrollment packet.


https://www.ymdbs.org/YM_UPLOADS/LibraryDownloads/YMEnrollment_V9.pdf

Become a Registered Adult Volunteer

 Young Marines units are community-based programs lead by dedicated  Registered Adult Volunteers. Many of these volunteers are former,  retired, active duty, or reserve Marines who believe passionately that  the values they learned as Marines had a positive effect on them.   Though many of our volunteers have prior military experience, it is not  required to become a volunteer with the Young Marines. The Young Marines  mission of positively impacting America’s future by providing quality  youth development programs for boys and girls cannot be achieved without  our team of dedicated adult volunteers. It is through these caring  adults that our Young Marines learn the inner values of Leadership,  Teamwork and  Discipline. Young Marines Registered Adult Volunteers  invest their time and effort to pass these values on to the youth in  their respective communities before other destructive influences take root.


https://www.ymdbs.org/YM_UPLOADS/LibraryDownloads/Volunteer%20Registered%20Adult%20App_V19.pdf

Awards

  Cross Roads Unit is the third time recipient Unit of the Year in Battalion and Regimental levels.  The Young Marines is the proud eight-time recipient of the Department  of Defense’s Fulcrum Shield Award for Excellence in Youth Anti-Drug  Programs.  The award recognizes military-affiliated youth organizations  around the world that have made concerted efforts at spreading anti-drug  messages throughout their communities. 

85th Annual Howard County Rodeo Parade...Best Community Spirit 2018

3 Times awarded the Howard County Community Grant for our service to the Howard County Community through our Community Service efforts.