The New Century Young Marines was founded in 2000 in Gardner Kansas. Our unit supports local communities in Johnson, Wyandotte, and surrounding counties in Eastern Kansas.
Currently, the Young Marines, range in age from 8 to 18 years old. The staff consists of Marines, and civilian volunteers.
We provide color guard details for local parades, veterans events, and community activities. Our unit strives to continually challenge the Young Marines both physically and mentally while promoting a healthy drug-free lifestyle. The ability to maintain high academic standards is required to be a member of our unit.
We meet from 1800 - 2000 (6pm - 8pm) on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday of the month at American Legion Post # 19 in Gardner, Kansas. New recruits must first complete basic training to earn the title of "Young Marine". Basic recruit training consists of 26 hours over a 13 week period.
For more information on joining our unit, please click on the Join Us link at the top of the page or contact the Unit Commander or Adjutant.