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Eagle Scouts

​Good Citizenship Award

The Marine Corps League considers it an Honor and Privilege to recognize America’s future leaders for earning the Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award by presenting them the Marine Corps League’s “Good Citizenship Award” Certificate and to have the Eagle Scout become aware of the skills that he has mastered to become an Eagle Scout are also held in very high regards by the Marine Corps League and Corporations throughout the United States.

If you would like to request an award and the scout is in a Hunterdon County troup, please fill out the Good Citizenship Award Application and email to: info@hcmcl.org.

Marine Roses

In 1778, during the War of Independence, the Marine Corps Rose was dedicated to those Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War One when the Marines attacked the Germans in the trenches at Belleau Wood, Roses were planted by the grateful French people at the graves of the Fallen Marines. When and where ever you see Leaguers or Young Marines distributing these remembrances take and wear one proudly.

The program was started by Marine Eddie Gallagher from New York, designed to parallel the VFW “Poppy” program to provide funds for detachments to assist veterans and youth and provide other services to the community such as:

 

  • Health and comfort items for hospitalized veterans
  • Support programs such as bingo or holiday parties for hospitalized or retired veterans in Retirement homes.
  • Scholarships
  • Assist youth programs
  • Humanitarian Aid

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.

Our detachment supports this effort every year by supplying local area businesses with Toys for Tots donation boxes and marketing material and coordinating toy drives where we collect donations starting on Black Friday until December 15th.

For more information visit our Toys for Tots page.

NJ State License Plates

The Department of New Jersey Marine Corps League license plate program provides New Jersey plates with the Marine Corps League seal.

You must meet the following requirements in order to receive these plates:

  • You must be a member of a local detachment
  • You must be a regular or life member in good standing
  • You must continue to renew your membership to retain your plates
  • You cannot be a member at large or an associate member
  • You cannot have a conviction for DWI or reckless driving in the last 10 years

See the links below for information on new plates or if you are upgrading from old plates.

In order to receive an application for plates, you must contact your local detachment.

MCL License Plate Instructions

2016 MCL Plate Instructions – New Style Same Number (Updated)