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Basic Young Marines (May 2009)
PO EO PR                                                                                                       PFR
1 Close Order Drill   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Adopt the Positions of Attention, Parade Rest, At Ease, and Rest.   Pvt  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly assume the position of Attention?   Pvt  
b. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly assume the position of Parade Rest?   Pvt  
c. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly assume the position of At Ease?   Pvt  
d. When give the proper command, did the Young Marine properly assume the proper position of Rest?   Pvt  
2 Fall in and Fall out of Ranks.   Pvt  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly Fall-in?   Pvt  
b. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly Fall-out?   Pvt  
3 Execute Dress Right at Normal Intervals and Close Interval.   Pvt  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Dress Right?   Pvt  
4 Execute the Facing Movements.   Pvt  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Right Face?   Pvt  
b. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Left Face?   Pvt  
c. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute About Face?   Pvt  
5 Marching in Quick Time.   PFC  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly march in Quick Time?   PFC  
b. When asked to orally describe Quick Time without the help of any aids, did Young Marine describe Quick Time in their own words?   PFC  
6 Marching in Double Time.   PFC  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Double Time?   PFC  
b. When asked to orally describe Double Time without the help of any aids, did the Young Marine describe Double Time?   PFC  
7 Marching in Mark Time.   PFC  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Mark Time?   PFC  
8 Execute the Halt.   PFC  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Halt?   PFC  
9 Form a Column from Line.   PFC  
a. While in formation (Squad or Team on-line) and given the proper command, did the Young Marine execute the proper movement to form Column from Line?   PFC  
10 Executing Column Movements.   LCpl  
a. While in formation (Squad or Team on-line) and given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Column Right and Column Half Right?   LCpl  
b. While in formation (Squad or Team on-line) and given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Column Left and Column Half Left?   LCpl  
c. While in formation (Squad or Team on-line) and given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute Column Right and Column Left from the Halt?   LCpl  
d. When asked to orally describe the Base Element without the help of any aids, did the Young Marine properly describe the Base Element?   LCpl  
11 Execute the Hand Salute.   Pvt  
a. When given the proper command, did the Young Marine properly execute the Hand Salute?   Pvt  
b. When asked to orally describe the proper times to render a Hand Salute without the help of any aids, did the Young Marine know when to properly render a Hand Salute?   Pvt  
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2 Essential Subjects   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Observe YM Uniform Regulations.   Pvt/PFC  
a. Wears the Young Marine uniform correctly.   Pvt  
b. Can describe the only modifications that the commanding officer can make to the official uniform.   PFC  
c. Knows what style boots can be worn with the Young Marine Uniform.   PFC  
d. Knows how to mark all articles of the Young Marine Uniform.   PFC  
2 Observe Grooming and Personal Appearance Standards.   Pvt  
a. Knows how hair is worn for both male and female Young Marines.   Pvt  
b. Knows the only jewelry permitted while wearing the official Young Marine Uniform.   Pvt  
c. Knows how to properly clean and press the Young Marine Uniform.   Pvt  
3 Recite the YM Obligation and YM Creed.   Pvt/LCpl  
a. Can properly recite the Young Marine Obligation.   Pvt  
b. Can properly recite the Young Marine Creed.   LCpl  
c. Can give examples of each of the 5 statements of the Creed.   LCpl  
4 Identify the Rank Structure in the YM.   Pvt/PFC  
a. Knows how to properly state a Young Marine Rank.   Pvt  
b. Knows the ranks in the Basic group, Junior group, Senior group, and Advanced group.   PFC  
c. Knows which 2 Young Marine ranks are billlet only.   PFC  
5 Observe Military Customs and Courtesies.   LCpl  
a. Knows how to address senior Young Marines, Commanding Officers, and other adult staff.   LCpl  
b. Knows the procedure for entering and exiting a Young Marine office.   LCpl  
c. Knows how to render honors to the National Standard in and out of uniform.   LCpl  
d. Knows how to render honors to the National Anthem in and out of uniform.   LCpl  
6 Respond to questioning on YM History.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Knows the Young Marines Birthday.   Pvt  
b. Knows where and when the Young Marines were founded.   Pvt  
c. Knows the relationship between the Young Marines and the Marine Corps League.   PFC  
d. Knows the relationship between the Young Marines and the Marine Corps.   PFC  
e. Knows the 3 Young Marine core values.   LCpl  
f. Can give an example of each of the core values   LCpl  
7 Identify the Personal, Achievement, Service and Qualification Awards.   LCpl  
a. Can explain what a personal award is.   LCpl  
b. Can explain what an achievement award is.   LCpl  
c. Can explain what a service award is.   LCpl  
d. Can explain what a qualification award is.   LCpl  
e. Can explain how to earn the Drug Demand Reduction ribbon award.   LCpl  
f. Can explain how to earn the Academic Achievement ribbon award.   LCpl  
8 Know and understand Military Terms/Marine Jargon.   Pvt/PFC  
a. Knows what each of the 20 shaded terms or Marine jargon mean (see BYM-2 List)   Pvt  
b. Knows what each of the 19 un-shaded terms or Marine jargon mean (see BYM-2 List)   PFC  
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3 Qualified Field Skills   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Select Personal Clothing and Equipment.   Pvt/PFC  
a. Knows what the acronym C. O. L. D. stands for.   PFC  
b. Can name three personal equipment items that should be carried in pockets.   Pvt  
2 Pack and Carry Individual Clothing and Equipment.   PFC  
a. Knows where to place heavy objects in a backpack.   PFC  
3 Apply Principles of Outdoor Tools Safety.   LCpl  
a. Can discuss the various outdoor tools and describe how to care for each.   LCpl  
4 Assemble a Survival Kit.   LCpl  
a. Can list the bare minimum that can be carried in a field survival kit.   LCpl  
5 Stove and Lantern Safety.   LCpl  
a. Describe the safety procedures for a stove.   LCpl  
b. Describe the safety procedures for a lantern.   LCpl  
c. Knows when the only time to open a fuel container on a stove or lantern is.   LCpl  
6 Discuss the Principles of Outdoor Cooking with Water Procured in the Field.   LCpl  
a. Knows two ways to collect safe drinking water.   LCpl  
b. Knows how to prepare water found in the field for drinking.   LCpl  
c. Knows the safest and simplest way to cook fresh food in the field.   LCpl  
7 Construct a Shelter.   LCpl  
a. Can name three things to do or not do when selecting a wilderness shelter site.   LCpl  
b. Knows how far away from open water ones shelter should be.   LCpl  
c. Knows how far away from a trail ones shelter site should be.   LCpl  
8 Follow Camp Routine and Discipline in the Field.   Pvt  
a. Knows why a high standard of personal hygiene is important in the field.   Pvt  
b. Knows how often to wash in the field.   Pvt  
c. Knows how many times a day to brush their teeth in the field.   Pvt  
d. Knows how deep into the water to go without adult supervision and a floatation device.   Pvt  
e. Knows what to do before leaving the campsite.   Pvt  
9 Discuss Natural Hazards.   PFC  
a. Can describe the defensive measures taken to protect against poison ivy.   PFC  
b. Can describe the defensive measures taken to protect against insects.   PFC  
c. Can describe what to do if bitten by a tick.   PFC  
d. Can describe how to store food containers in the field.   PFC  
e. Can describe the effects and treatment of Hypothermia.   PFC  
f. Can describe the effects and treatment of frostbite.   PFC  
g. Can describe how to protect against heat exhaustion and heat stroke.   PFC  
h. Knows the two main ways of telling if you are dehydrating.   PFC  
i. Can name two methods to help avoid being struck by lightening.   PFC  
j. Understands how to travel at night.   PFC  
10 Demonstrate a Concern for the Environment.   PFC  
a. Can describe what minimum camping impact means.   PFC  
b. Can describe how to walk in pristine areas.   PFC  
c. Knows where not to dump waste water.   PFC  
d. Can describe the dimensions of a field latrine.   PFC  
e. Knows how far away from a ground water source latrines or cat holes should be dug.   PFC  
f. Knows how far away from a ground water source the washing site should be.   PFC  
11 Tie a Knot   PFC  
a. Can name three ways to care for a rope.   PFC  
b. Can tie a thumb knot.   PFC  
c. Can tie a figure eight knot.   PFC  
d. Can tie a double figure eight knot.   PFC  
e. Can tie a reef knot.   PFC  
f. Can tie a clove hitch.   PFC  
g. Can tie a half hitch.   PFC  
12 Light a Fire.   LCpl  
a. Knows what safety equipment to have on hand before starting a fire.   LCpl  
b. Knows the three components required to start a fire.   LCpl  
c. c.Knows the four basic categories of fuel for a camp fire.   LCpl  
d. Knows what kindling is.   LCpl  
PO EO PR                                                                                                       PFR
4 Map and Compass   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Introduction to Maps and Map Reading.   PFC  
a. Can describe three different types of maps   PFC  
b. Can describe how to care for their map.   PFC  
c. Knows the two scales used on topographical maps.   PFC  
d. Knows what a map scale of 1:50,000 means.   PFC  
2 State the Meaning of Conventional Signs Found on a Topographical Map.   Pvt  
a. Can define the five basic colors on a topographical map.   Pvt  
b. Can point out a contour line on a map.   Pvt  
c. Can point out a ridge on a map.   Pvt  
d. Can locate the date of the map.   Pvt  
e. Can locate the legend on the map.   Pvt  
3 Orient a Map Without Use of a Compass.   LCpl  
a. When given a map of the area they are in, they can correctly orient themselves without the use of a compass.   LCpl  
b. When given a set course, can accurately determine their pace count.   LCpl  
c. Knows what a "catching feature" on a map is.   LCpl  
4 Locate a Specific Point on a Map Using a Four or Six Figure Grid Reference and a Protractor.   LCpl  
a. Using a four figure grid coordinate, locate a specific grid square on a map.   LCpl  
b. Using a six figure grid coordinate, locate a specific item on a map.   LCpl  
c. Properly use a protractor to pin point a location on a map.   LCpl  
PO EO PR                                                                                                       PFR
5 Drug Resistance
[Footnote: The Drug Demand Reduction ribbon (level 1) is awarded to a Young Marine (PFC) who completes (all requirements of PO 5 of the Basic Young Marine Guide.]
  Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Identify Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Cocaine, Inhalants, Hallucinogens, and Methamphetamine.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Young Marine must attend and receive a certificate of attendance/completion for all required quarterly Drug Resistance classes as specified by Chapter 11, paragraph 2 of the Registered Adult Manual. [Chapter 11, paragraph 2: Young Marines Units are required to provide a minimum of three (3) hours of drug prevention/drug resistance instruction each quarter (every three months) each operating year.]   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
b. Submit to the Unit Commander a report about the dangers of drugs and the effects they have on the human body.   LCpl  
PO EO PR                                                                                                       PFR
6 Public Speaking   LCpl  
1 List the Basic Elements of Speech Preparation   LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine list the eight basic elements of speech preparation?   LCpl  
2 Talk for Three Minutes on a Topic of the Young Marine's Choice   LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine select and limit the subject of the speech?   LCpl  
b. Did the Young Marine determine the purpose of the speech?   LCpl  
c. Did the Young Marine analyze the audience and occasion?   LCpl  
d. Did the Young Marine gather together enough data/information?   LCpl  
e. Did the Young Marine outline the material?   LCpl  
f. Did the Young Marine develop an introduction, body and conclusion?   LCpl  
g. Did the Young Marine plan visual aids?   LCpl  
h. Did the Young Marine show evidence of having rehearsed the speech?   LCpl  
i. Did the audience enjoy the speech?   LCpl  
PO EO PR                                                                                                       PFR
7 Leadership   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Carry Out the Duties of a Team Member.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine comply with rules and orders?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
b. Did the Young Marine make responsible decisions on their safety and the safety of their teammates?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
c. Did the Young Marine maintain good personal habits and manners?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
d. Did the Young Marine admit mistakes and learn from experience?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
e. Did the Young Marine cooperate with others and work as a member of a team?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
f. Did the Young Marine accept constructive criticism?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
g. Did the Young Marine take care of all personal and group equipment-repair or report items of equipment and clothing when they break or become damaged?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
h. Did the Young Marine encourage their teammates?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
2 Carry Out the Duties of a Team Leader.   PFC/LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine ensure that their team was squared away for inspections?   PFC/LCpl  
b. Did the Young Marine make responsible decisions on their safety and the safety of their teammates?   PFC/LCpl  
c. Did the Young Marine ensure that their team members were taken care of before themselves?   PFC/LCpl  
3 Carry out the duties of a Young Marine Flag Bearer   LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine know where the National Colors belong in a color guard?   LCpl  
b. Did the Young Marine not dip the National Colors while performing "Eyes, Right" or rendering appropriate honors?   LCpl  
c. Did the Young Marine carry the flag they were given in a professional and dignified manner?   LCpl  
4 Understand the Duties of Firewatch.   Pvt  
a. Did the Young Marine correctly recite the 4 Young Marine General Orders?   Pvt  
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8 Citizenship   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Discuss United States (U.S.) Citizenship and Its Responsibilities.   PFC  
a. Did the Young Marine know the meaning of good citizenship?   PFC  
b. Did the Young Marine know the responsibility of citizenship?   PFC  
2 Provide a Short History of the U.S. Flag.   PFC  
a. Did the Young Marine, in their own words, provide a short history of the U.S. Flag?   PFC  
b. Did the Young Marine know the name of the first U.S. Flag?   PFC  
3 Sing or Recite From Memory, the First Stanza of the National Anthem.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine recite or sing from memory, the lyrics of the National Anthem?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
b. Did the Young Marine know who wrote the words to the National Anthem?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
4 Recite from Memory, the Pledge of Allegiance.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine recite from memory the Pledge of Allegiance?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
b. Did the Young Marine know who wrote the original Pledge of Allegiance?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
5 Perform 50 Hours of Community Service.   LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine perform 50 hours of Community Service as described in the Young Marines Awards Manual? (The Community Service Award is awarded to a Young Marine who completes not less than 50 community service hours over a period of twelve consecutive months.)   LCpl  
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9 Physical Fitness, Health, and First Aid   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
1 Identify the Definition, Importance, and Components of Physical Fitness.   Pvt  
a. Without any aids, did the Young Marine in their own words know the meaning of physical fitness?   Pvt  
b. Without any aids, did the Young Marines in their own words explain the importance of good physical fitness?   Pvt  
c. Without any aids, did the Young Marines name the components of physical fitness?   Pvt  
2 Commit to a Personal Physical Fitness Program.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine commit to physical fitness program?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
b. Is the Young Marine medically cleared to pursue a physical fitness program?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
3 Explain the Ten Tips on Healthy Eating.   PFC  
a. When provided a list of the Ten Tips on Healthy Eating, did the Young Marine explain in their own words each tip?   PFC  
b. Without any aids, did the Young Marine describe the food pyramid?   PFC  
4 Pass the Young Marine Physical Fitness Test.   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Did the Young Marine pass the PFT? (The Physical Fitness ribbon is awarded to a Young Marine who completes the Physical Fitness Test with an overall score of 200 or higher for YM recruits through YM/LCPL and 250 or higher for YM/CPL and above. A YM must meet the applicable score during each physical fitness test to retain the applicable ribbon.)   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
b. Does the Young Marine's PFT score continue to improve?   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
5 Apply Basic First Aid Techniques. (revised April 2009)   Pvt/PFC/LCpl  
a. Does the Young Marine know that possessing First Aid knowledge is a civic reponsibility?   Pvt  
b. Does the Young Marine know that all Young Marines and adults in the Young Marines should be trained in First Aid?   Pvt  
c. Does the Young Marine know the definition of First Aid?   Pvt  
d. Does the Young Marine know and understand the 'Good Samaritan' law for their state?   PFC  
e. Does the Young Marine carry a personal First Aid kit with them containing at a minimum, the prescribed items?   PFC  
f. Did the Young Marine earn the Basic First Aid ribbon award as prescribed in the Young Marines Award Manual?   LCpl  
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