Young men & women from 7th grade to High School graduation who live in the Bitterroot Valley, regardless of which School District they attend.
1. Be a volunteer
2. Obtain a School Sports physical
3. Desire to seek self improvement
No, however we are similar in goals and instructional methods. This is a great program for those interested in the military or just gaining valuable life skills.
NO.The BVMP is a civics program with a goal of turning our community's youth into tomorrow's leaders. We are non-political and do not teach tactics.
Yes. Participants will maintain a professional appearance
Citizenship, Patriotism, Physical Fitness, Leadership, Military Knowledge, Drug Free lifestyle, Communications Skills, Teamwork, Fieldcraft, and more.
Meetings will typically be from 0800-1200 Saturdays.
We want to encourage our Cadets to participate in activities like school sports and family outings.
Yes, for uniforms. We are obtaining donations and individual sponsors for those who cannot afford the cost but want to attend. Bottomline - we will not turn away anyone who wishes to participate regardless of the ability to pay.
NO. There is no military commitment after high school. This is a voluntary program. This is not a “last chance” or “scared straight” alternative to juvenile corrections.
Cadets male and female will adhere to US Army Hair Regulations. You do not need to show up with a shaved head... Unless thats your thing.
Yes. Although we are not a recruiting program, this will familiarize participants with many aspects of the Armed Forces which may help enlistees promote faster.
1. Have an honorable service discharge.
2. Pass a background check.
3. Since we do not require all our volunteers to perform the physical activities (we have some dedicated staff to PT with the participants) we insist that volunteers who wish to be a regular presence with our cadets, help set the example, by wearing the BVMP uniform and adhere to current Army hair regulations. If shaving your beard is too much - this isn't the program for you.
4. There will be an interview process to ensure you are a good fit for the program.
Yes. Aside from learning valuable life skills participation in this program can also be used to enhance a college resume! College admissions look favorably on applicants involved in community based civics programs like ours!