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Young Marines History

The Young Marines are about leadership and being able to go beyond the boundaries of your everyday.
Please check out this video to see some highlights of the Young Marine Program: Young Marine Highlights
The Young Marines has a special and unique history.  Founded in 1959 by a Marine Detachment with only 8 young children of the Marine Detachment.  At the time the organization was for boys only.
Please check out the history at the following link:  Young Marine History
Young Marine Obligation

From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow, and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon my God, my Country, and its flag, my parents, myself, or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself.

Semper Fidelis.


Young Marine Creed

1. Obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.


2. Keep myself neat at all times without other people telling me to.


3. Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.


4. Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home or at play.


5. Remember having self-discipline will enable me to control my body and mind in case of an emergency.