Devil Pups is a non-profit organization designed to help teens 14-17 from all backgrounds gain self-confidence and learn to take responsibility for their actions. People wonder “Why the name Devil Pups?” The term “Devil Dogs” was used by German soldiers to describe Marines fighting in World War I. The Marines who organized this youth citizenship program chose the term “Devil Pups” to describe the quality of teen who can complete this program.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
2017 DEVIL PUP CAMP WINNERS
Here's to the winners for 2017 Devil Pup Camp: Richard Armstrong Kyle Grable Adrian Lopez Tanner Roberts JT Ybright Sayuri Catalan Emma Johnson Alena Lorentzen
Now is the time to make your reservations for a hotel for the Devil Pup
weekend. (Attendance at graduation is a must for family and friends to
celebrate with your pup and to provide transportation home.) Try for
Oceanside or Carlsbad if you want to be close to Camp Pendleton. As we
get closer to camp, you will receive a detailed letter about directions
to camp and what to expect when arriving there. Graduation is always
on a Saturday (July 29 this year) and it always starts promptly at 12
noon. Be there early!
Candidates: If you have not already gotten them, please get some
high-top tennies now and get them broken in. It is not a good idea to
take new tennies to camp. Do NOT spend a lot of money on them - they
will likely be trashed when camp is over! Here is a photo of acceptable
tennies - good for hiking, etc.
since each candidate for camp must provide $100 of his own earned
money, it's time to start working on that now. Get together with a
mentor if you need help with jobs. We have the Marine Corps League
standing behind us for much of this activity. Please turn in your money
to Les Covey, Assistant Liaison Rep, as soon as you have earned all of
it. Put it in an envelope with your name on it.
Prior to camp time, I will put together a Parent Contact List so you
will all have phone numbers for other parents. We find this is helpful
for many reasons, but especially if an emergency happens at the last
minute and you have to find a way home from camp for your pup.
remember that these instructions are important and we do make note of
your efforts. Practices will continue and are equally important now so
we can get you more prepared for DEVIL PUP CAMP! Woohoo!!